For today’s Flashback Friday, we decided to pay a tribute to the legacy of Rafael Nadal‘s incredible winning record in Monte Carlo. Up until last year, Rafa won this Masters tournament consecutively for 8 years, starting in 2005. In 2008, along with Tommy Robredo, he even won the men’s doubles title. Novak Djokovic ended Rafa’s streak last year when he took the title. But Rafa’s utter dominance of the tournament and his brilliance in tennis, particularly on clay, leaves us in awe and reverence of him. Whether or not Rafa wins his 9th, he deserves to be celebrated. Vamos, Rafa! Here are photos through the years. Enjoy!
Photos: AP, Getty Images, Ella Ling
What can I say but, I LOVE YOU RAFA AS EVER! VAMOOOSSSS! <3
Good luck for the tournament. SO loved the long hair look, wish you’d go that way again. Love you anyway!
Totally agreed with Clarceybrown! Support n love Rafael Nadal always.
Still the champ, so loved the long hair gypsy look though
One Tennis player that is the Bomb, I Salute you Rafael Nadal for your fantastic winning record at Monte Carlo! I will continue to Support you, my favorite Athlete .