Rafael Nadal seems not one to hold the title King of Clay. The reason the Spaniard is really hard to beat when playing on clay.
Valid proof of the greatness of this visible world numbers two when he appears in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters 2012. Faced with world number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic, Sunday (4/22/2012) early this morning, Nadal again showed his genius.
Nadal appeared superior to all players who have never defeated last season, Djokovic. It takes just 78 minutes for the Spaniard to overthrow Djokovic battles through two sets, 6-3-6-1.
This championship trophy practical reinforces Nadal's name as the ruler of Monte Carlo. This title is known is that for-8 in a row, which makes Nadal the first player in the world capable of doing.
Nadal's superiority in the arena of Monte Carlo Masters at the start in 2005. The inaugural title in Monte Carlo after a beat Nadal won Argentina's Guillermo Coria.
In the next three finals (2006.2007 & 2008), 25-year tennis player back out as champions. Remarkably, the opponent who defeated Nadal in the final three is the world number one Roger Federer.
Sign In 2009, Djokovic made the turn helpless by Nadal in the final. While in 2010 and 2012, compatriot Fernando Verdasco and David Ferrer also failed to end the dominance of Nadal.
"If you saw me win the final easily, for me all the final as difficult, especially before I had to cope with six players take turns," said Nadal after win over Djokovic.
Now, after proving himself as 'king' in the arena of the Monte Carlo Masters, Nadal is now eager to establish himself as 'The Real King of Clay' by winning the Grand Slam, French Open to be held on 27 May.
At the Roland Garros clay, Nadal is also quite dominant. Of the last seven seasons since 2005, Nadal won six successful titles (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011). The only failure is the champion in the 2009 season when it lost to Swede Robin Soderling in the fourth round.
However, before the orders yet at the French Open, Nadal will first demonstrate its status as the ruling challenged claycourt ATP event in Barcelona (23/4), Madrid Masters (13/5) and the Rome Masters (14/5) in which the event is also played on clay.