Rafael Nadal wins record Monte Carlo Masters to keep stunning clay run alive

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the Guardian—• Nadal beat Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 in 93 minutes• Anne Keothavong defends Fed Cup selections after British defeat Rafael Nadal powered to a record 11th Monte-Carlo Masters title with a straight-sets victory over Kei Nishikori. The world No 1 recovered from going a break down early in the first set to win 6-3 6-2 in 93 minutes and has now won 36 consecutive sets on clay, a run which stretches back to the first round of last year’s French Open. Continue reading...

Rafael Nadal off and running in Monte-Carlo Masters. Rafael Nadal took just 79 minutes to seal a straightforward comeback victory against Aljaz Bedene in the second round of the Monte-Carlo Masters.