◼️ The world number 1 defeated Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the final 6-3 and 6-2.
The number 1 in the world, Rafael Nadal, won the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 for the eleventh time, when he surpassed Japanese Kei Nishikori in two sets (6-3, 6-2) on Sunday.
After his return to the competition in Davis Cup in early April, the 31-year-old Spaniard was returning to the individual circuit in the Principality, three months after his retirement in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open at the end of January.
This title, the 76th of his career, allows him to keep the world lead, because if he had not revalidated his Monegasque crown he would have transferred the ATP rankings back to Roger Federer.
Nadal also achieved his title 31 of Masters 1000, the second ranking of tennis tournaments after the Grand Slam.
Nadal had been crowned in the Principality uninterrupted between 2005 and 2012, and then in 2016 and 2017.