Nadal Thrashes Djokovic to Remain the King of Monaco

It was expected that the king of clay may prevail again, but the one-sided story of just 1.19 hours is not anticipated at all.

Rafael Nadal won the Monte Carlo Masters for an eighth consecutive year with a comprehensive 6-3 6-1 victory over Novak Djokovic.

The 25-year-old is now unbeaten at Monaco in 42 matches. Nadal, who becomes the first player to win 20 Masters, did not drop a set this week in Monte Carlo.

After loosing his previous seven finals against the world No 1, Nadal was in control from the start. It is also Nadal's first title since his French Open triumph last year, making him the clear favorite to conquer Roland Garros again.

Djokovic won the first game of the match to love, but slowly lost control at the cliffside club on the shores of the Mediterranean.

From the moment Nadal broke him in the third game of the match, the result seemed one sided.

In contrast, Djokovic, who has lost his grandfather last Thursday, struggled to find a rhythm, making 25 unforced errors to just 11 winners.

His serve was under constant pressure. Nadal broke him for a second time to seal the first set. Nadal broke Djokovic again in the second game of the second set, then he held serve at love to take a 3-0 lead.

At 0-4, Djokovic converted his only break point of the match. But any thought of his comeback was snuffed out by Nadal by breaking Djokovic at love.

Besides Cincinati, Monte Carlo is one of only two Masters 1000 tournament that Djokovic has never won.