Rafael Nadal won his seventh title of the 2010 ATP season this morning defeating Gael Monfils 61, 75 in the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships Tokyo final.
“Every tournament is very important; it is nice to win another big title like this one,” said Nadal. “I won a lot this year but I have to appreciate how difficult it is and how much hard work you have to do. I improved a lot my serve and it is a big thing on a surface as quick as here in Tokyo.”
Nadal, who had saved two matchpoints in his victory over Troicki, won his 43rd ATP title.
The World No. 1 will pack his bags and travel to Shanghai where he’ll play the winner of the Stanislas Wawrinka-Gilles Simon match.
Here’s Nadal after his win over Monfils:
And the full trophy ceremony:
Here are the highlights from the final:
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