After celebrating his 300th victory on clay (and his 50th at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters) over Andreas Seppi yesterday, Rafael Nadal fell to countryman David Ferrer 7-6(1), 6-4. This is the first time Rafa has not made the final at Monte Carlo since 2003, where he lost in R3. Rafa put up a valiant effort and fought all the way to the end.
Win or lose, Rafa is a champion. Rafa holds the all-time record for most Masters 1000 titles won (26). His next tournament is Barcelona. Vamos, champ!