PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal wins his tenth Monte Carlo Masters after beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas

Rafael Nadal claimed a tenth Monte Carlo Masters title with victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

The King of Clay won 6-1 , 6-3 and it was his 70th title – his 29th ATP World Tour Masters title and his 50th clay-court crown.

Rafa:

It has been an amazing week on one of the most important events on the tour. I played well here, which helps me a lot to start the claycourt season with confidence.

This was his first tournament victory of 2017, having won only twoΒ in 2016, and means he has claimed clay-court titles in each of the past 14 years.

The victory will be viewed as perfect preparation for our champ as he gears up to battle for a 10th French Open crown next month.

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46 comments

  1. Congrats Rafael! May you have more success in the coming tournament. My Family and I, We always believe in you. Vaaaaaaaaaaamos!

  2. Rafa, I have to stop staring at your final’s scoreπŸŽΎπŸŽΎπŸŽΎπŸŽΎπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘; my eyes are starting to merge the numbers all together. I’ll be back later to stare some more.

    RAFA ROCKS

  3. Absolutely thrilled for Rafa and us fans of course! Biting that trophy is a joy to watch. Well done and vamos Rafa!

  4. A very well deserved trophy for Rafa , always gives his best, always humble, always so obliging with the fans, always a gentleman. A true sportsman in every way. Oh, and of course, a fantastic tennis player as well.

  5. Lovely photos of a great champ 😍😊
    ❀️U Rafa! 😘 Rafan 4-ever! 🎾πŸ’ͺ🏼

  6. im so happy for you rafa…10th monte carlo trophy is awesome..You did it again…So excited for frenc open..Enjoy the moment…Forever rafa fan here in the Philippines…vamos!!!congratz..

  7. Sublime and historicπŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†Rafael looked relieved and
    blissful.πŸ™Gracias for ten fantastic wins-how privileged we are to witness the
    talent, determination, and passion which Rafael has displayed-humble in victory and fierce on court. Soak in the moment and celebrateπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ’πŸ’ƒπŸ»

  8. Congratulations πŸ‘πŸŽΎπŸ‘πŸ€πŸŽΎπŸŽΎπŸŽΎπŸŽΎπŸŽΎπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ‘πŸ€πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜˜πŸ‘Rafa. I knew you could do it. I know you are now walking on air. You are fabuloso!!!

    RAFA ROCKS MONTE CARLO FOR SURE

  9. VAMOOS Rafa – King of Clay! 😍 Soo happy. Congratulations sweet champ on your win and your 10th. M.C. victory. What a incredible acievement. β€οΈπŸ‘‘πŸŽΎπŸ†πŸŒŸπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ»

    All the best of luck in Barcelona Rafa πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€πŸ˜˜

    • Also a big congratulations to Albert Ramos-Vinolas for his great achievement reaching the final πŸŽΎπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»

  10. Con lagrimas en los ojos celebro contigo tu triunfo….
    ENHORABUENA!!!!!!siempre he sabido k volverias y k levantarias d nuevo trofeos….te queremos!!!!!….SIGUE ADELANTE!!!!!

    • It certainly is , and more than makes up for his losses against Roger in the finals . Keep that hanky at hand Rainier , you will be needing it next week when he takes his 10th title in Barcelona. Speak then . Rafa enjoy your football match tonight😁😁

      • Yeah Maria, I’m so happy right now. Feeling like loving everyone here ^__^.

        Imagine Rafa walking onto a court named Rafa Nadal next week… 😝😝

      • Yes , i wonder how strange it will feel playing on a court named after yourself , the first of many clay courts I’m sure.

    • Rainier
      I can’t stop crying… This is so much more meaningful than even if he had won AO….
      APRIL 23, 2017 AT 4:26 PM

      Sorry I didn’t make myself clear. You know, in *that* moment… ☺️

      I guess some of you may find that comment “ridiculous”. How come a Masters title, even the freaking historical number 10, is even more meaningful than a double career slam than (also) no one has ever achieved?

      Well, I forgot to add “more meaningful *to” me. But I also meant probably to Rafa too. For many reasons. (⚠️ Beware. Lengthy historical class coming :p. It’s been 14 years already, you know…)

      First, the first, and only La Decima so far I think is no less historical than a double career slam, because it’s much harder for anyone other than Rafa to win a tournament for freaking 10 times. Fed and Novak *can* win another RG, which is much tougher than it sounds. But it’s almost impossible for them to win 3 more Wimbledons or 4 more AOs/Miamis.

      Also that record simply isn’t going to get broken any time soon. You need a truly special prodigy like Rafa or Borg who’s born, eats, sleeps, plays, lives tennis or any other sport almost everyday of their life, who started winning big very early after they came on tour, which is definitely more competitive now than in Bog’s era, and a bit less competitive than, let’s say, in Fedal era. What is the chance here?

      And even all that is still far from enough. That player also needs to be blessed with a long enough career with no serious injures despite playing one of the toughest sports both physically and mentally almost week in week out, in 11 months a year; plus of course some little to huge lucks here and there.

      I just don’t think we will have the privilege to witness another “history” of that significance any time soon.

      On a smaller scale and personal point, though the ongoing trend is counting Slams only to judge “greatness”, to Rafa MC is probably even more special than RG itself.

      It’s his first Masters, first win over a top ten player (Albert Costa in 2003, then reigning champion and the 4th seed), first Masters title (hard fought win, a truly classic on its own), always the first clay Masters of the season to him. Not to mention his first “landmark” win over Djokovic after the crazy seven-loss streak in 2012; his first Masters title again in 2016 after an almost two-year drought….

      Also importantly, he’s always said MC feels like home to him, like he could see his island from there, across the sea of which the scene he loves to wake up to everyday… How he has always appreciated the warm support from the crowd since the beginning, never felt they’re not behind him (sans yesterday πŸ™ ), unlike in Paris where the rudeness and hostility of the crowd are unmatched by all (Rafa vs Grosjean 4R 2005, Rafa vs Soderling 4R 2009 (still hurts me at the mere mention of it), Graf vs Hingis F 1999, Serena vs Justine Henin SM 2003 and so many more).

      Rafa is a very emotional person. Well, almost every athlete is I think, just to different degrees. You can never underestimate his emotional attachment enough. Even us mere sofa fans (:p) are emotional attached like crazy at times. ☺️

      And of course his 8 consecutive titles there from 2005-2012 is already a Mission Impossible for all other sportsmen so far.

      It’s easy for us to just watch it happen and say the words “8-consecutive-titles”. But we certainly can’t imagine how tough it was, how much it means to him. How much it means to him to be able to win it again last year, and to defend it this year, making some “little” history in the process :p.

      I think he knows it’s up there with the greatest achievements in sports, and he must be so proud of it. πŸ™‚

      Like he and Novak have said, they don’t think a Slam is better than two Masters. In fact they went on to say that a hard fought Masters title was as meaningful to them as a Slam title. And I must agree. Different point of view. We and all the pundits are only outsiders looking in. Who are we to tell which title, which win should matter the most to them?

      Of course had Rafa won AO17 and became the first man to achieve the double career slam, it would have been wonderful and historical as well; might very well can keep him on track of winning Slams again and again even.

      But since it didn’t happened, and after all that has happened this year, this La Decima is even more emotional, and somehow more meaningful than it already is.

      There, I rest my case. 😁

      Many thanks to anyone who could make it here :p.

      Again, congratulations to Rafa, his team, and all the fans.πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸŽΎπŸŽΎπŸ†πŸ†πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ

  11. Rafa, no need to say anything , your face says it all.
    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ to the crowd

  12. ALWAYS BELIEVED, THAT RAFA WAS BACK.

    WELL DONE , SWEETHEART. ON YOUR VICTORY.

    HAPPY FOR YOU.
    LOVE YOU ALWAYS πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’šβ€πŸ’ŸπŸ’“πŸ’žπŸ’πŸ’˜πŸ’—πŸ’–πŸ’”πŸ’•

    AM GONNA CELEBRATE ON YOUR BEHALF πŸΊπŸΊπŸΊπŸΊπŸΈπŸΈπŸΈπŸΈπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚

  13. Barcelona here we come !
    10 10 10 10 10 πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†

      • Hi Susie, We know what you meant. I too thought the tribute was wonderful. Tennis Channel showed Rafa watching the photos of his ten MC championships. It was so moving. What a wonderful day for us Rafans!

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