Rafael Nadal made history today becoming the first man in the Open Era to win 10 titles at a single event. Nadal rolled countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas to capture his 10th Monte Carlo title, an extraordinary achievement.
“It is really unbelievable,” Nadal said. “Win 10 times in such an important event like Monte-Carlo is something difficult to describe the feeling. Every year have been a different feeling. At the same time is always a unique moment every time I have this trophy with me.
“Is a little bit of luck, lot of things together should happen to made this 10th title in an event like Monte-Carlo. I feel lucky to keep playing tennis, being healthy all those years, to compete in one of the most beautiful events of the year, without a doubt.”
And he’ll try to go 10 at Barcelona next week and then at the French Open.
MOST TITLES AT A SINGLE ATP EVENT
10 Rafael Nadal Monte-Carlo 2005–12, 16–17
9 Rafael Nadal French Open 2005–08, 10–14
9 Rafael Nadal Barcelona 2005–09, 11–13, 16
8 Guillermo Vilas Buenos Aires 1973–76, 77 (2), 79, 82
8 Roger Federer Halle 2003–06, 08, 13–15
7 Pete Sampras Wimbledon 1993–95, 97–00
7 Roger Federer Wimbledon 2003–07, 09, 12
7 Roger Federer Dubai 2003–05, 07, 12, 14–15
7 Roger Federer Cincinnati 2005, 07, 09–10, 12, 14–15
7 Roger Federer Basel 2006–08, 10–11, 14–15
7 Rafael Nadal Rome 2005–07, 09–10, 12–13
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