The ATP Masters Tennis Monte Carlo 19-27 April 2008

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MONTE CARLO MONACO APRIL 21, Ivo Minar CZE v Mario Ancic CRO  competing in the ATP Masters tournament in Monte Carlo, Monaco, 19-27 April 2008. Location Roquebrune-Cap-Martin  France Venue Monte Carlo Country Club Category Masters Series Surface Clay / Outdoors Prize Money US$2,450,000 Website montecarlo.masters-series.com The Monte Carlo Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France,[1] a commune that borders on Monte Carlo, Monaco. The event is part of the ATP Masters Series on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour. The tournament is played on clay courts. It is currently held every year in the April-May period. Prior to the establishment of the Tennis Masters Series in the early-1990s, the event was known as the Monte Carlo Open. The Monte Carlo tennis championship was first held in 1897. It became an "Open" event in 1969. Rafael Nadal won his 10th ATP Masters Series title and a record fourth consecutive Masters Series Monte-Carlo crown with a 7-5, 7-5 win over ATP World No. 1 Roger Federer in Sunday's final. Nadal rallied from 0-4 in the second set to beat Federer in the Monte-Carlo final for the third consecutive year and for the seventh time in eight career meetings on clay. Nadal leads Federer 9-6 in career meetings on all surfaces and snapped a two-match losing streak to the Swiss.  Nadal, who has ranked No. 2 behind Federer for a record 144 consecutive weeks (since July 25, 2005-present), has won 98 of 99 clay court matches since winning his first Monte Carlo title in April 2005. Nadal has not dropped a set during his past two title runs in Monte-Carlo. Nadal became the first player to win four straight Monte-Carlo titles since New Zealand's Anthony Wilding from 1911-14. Last year he tied Ilie Nastase's Open Era mark of three consecutive titles from 1971-73
MONTE CARLO MONACO APRIL 21, Ivo Minar CZE v Mario Ancic CRO competing in the ATP Masters tournament in Monte Carlo, Monaco, 19-27 April 2008. Location Roquebrune-Cap-Martin France Venue Monte Carlo Country Club Category Masters Series Surface Clay / Outdoors Prize Money US$2,450,000 Website montecarlo.masters-series.com The Monte Carlo Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France,[1] a commune that borders on Monte Carlo,...
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