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Monte Carlo: clinical nadal claims sixth masters-piece

Rafael Nadal snapped a title drought stretching back nearly a year as the powerful Spaniard made history on Sunday with a sixth consecutive trophy at the Monte Carlo Masters. He roared back as a force on clay with a 6-0, 6-1 defeat of fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in one hour, 24 minutes. Nadal won his last title in Rome in May 2009.

sports Updated: Apr 18, 2010 23:49 IST

Rafael Nadal snapped a title drought stretching back nearly a year as the powerful Spaniard made history on Sunday with a sixth consecutive trophy at the Monte Carlo Masters. He roared back as a force on clay with a 6-0, 6-1 defeat of fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in one hour, 24 minutes. Nadal won his last title in Rome in May 2009.

Verdasco now stands 0-10 against his compatriot after the first all-Spanish final at the event since 2002, when Juan Carlos Ferrero beat Carlos Moya. Nadal becomes the first player in the post-1968 Open era to win a tournament title for six straight years and gives Spain their eighth winner in the last nine tournaments.