FACT. Rafa Nadal has won at least one Masters 1000 title in 14 of the last 16 years. It only failed in 2015 and last year, in which due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the tournaments could not be held.
The fight between Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal to become the tennis player with the most Masters 1000 tournaments in the Open Era is also being settled in this tournament. At the moment, Nole has 36 wound, while the Manacor fight in this tournament to equal this figure (35).
The first time they crossed paths was in Viña del Mar in 2013, then in Buenos Aires in 2015 and at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Their last meeting was at the 2020 Australian Open and Rafa Nadal has won those four games without give up not a single set to the Argentine.
The first rival in this 2021 Monte Carlo Masters for the tennis player from Manacor will be the Argentine Federico Delbonis. This will be the fifth match on the circuit between the current world number 3, Rafa Nadal, and Delbonis, with Rafa triumphing in the previous four.
Precisely the Serbian tennis player has resolved his first match in this edition of the tournament with victory just a few minutes ago, defeating Italian Jannik Sinner in two sets.
A Rafa Nadal who won all the editions between 2005 and 2012 and who was champion again between 2016 and 2018. One detail, the Balearic has always been champion in Monte Carlo when he has reached the final except on one occasion, in 2013 when he lost to Novak Djokovic.
Good afternoon and welcome to the debut of Rafa Nadal in this Monte Carlo Masters 2021 where the Manacorense seeks to reign again. Nadal has 11 titles to his credit in the Monegasque land, at least eight more than any other tennis player.