Rafael Nadal romped to a record 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final to retain the world number one ranking. The 31-year-old saw off Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 to become the first man to win a tournament 11 times in the Open era with his 76th ATP Tour triumph. Nadal's 31st Masters title is also an outright record, pulling him out of a tie with Novak Djokovic. The 16-time Grand Slam champion's era of utter dominance on clay looks unlikely to end any time soon after Nadal took his…
Monte Carlo Masters
MONTE CARLO: Roger Federer showed improving fitness during his comeback week after February knee surgery, with the four-time Monte Carlo Masters finalist rolling smoothly into the quarter-finals over Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday.
Former world number one Roger Federer returned from a 10-week layoff with a 6-3 6-4 second-round victory against Spain's Guillermo Garcia Lopez at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday.