Rafael Nadal on Sunday beat compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas to lift his 10th Monte Carlo Masters title. Nadal beat Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in one-sided final.
This was his 29th Masters title at Monte Carlo and his first title of the season after losing two finals against Roger Federer at the Australian Open and Miami Open. The nine-time French Open champion had also lost the Mexican Open final against American Sam Querrey. This was his fourth final of the season.
With the win, Nadal has now won 50 clay court title. It is also his 70th career title. Nadal also became the first man in the Open Era to win 10 tournament titles. Nadal was appearing in his 11th Monte-Carlo final, with his lone loss coming to current world No 2 Novak Djokovic in 2013.
Fourth seed Nadal breezed past the first set winning it 6-1 in just 30 minutes. However, for 15th seed Ramos-Vinolas tried his best in the second to go toe-to-toe with Nadal in the second, but was eventually broken in the fifth game with Nadal taking a 3-2 lead. He consolidated the break to make it 4-2 and eventually bagged the set 6-3 to seal the win in an hour and 15 minutes.
Ramos-Vinolas was one of the players of the tournament, reaching the final after beating world No. 1 Andy Murray in third round and world No. 8 Marin Cilic in the quarter-final.