Djokovic ends Nadal’s eight year reign at Monte Carlo Masters

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11:04 PM April 21st, 2013

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April 21st, 2013 11:04 PM

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco against Spain’s Rafael Nadal, Sunday, April 21, 2013. AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau

MONTE CARLO, Monaco—World number one Novak Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal’s eight year reign at the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday winning 6-2, 7-6 (7/1).

Djokovic, who had twice lost in the final to Nadal, won on his first match point to bring to a halt Nadal’s 46 game winning streak in the tournament.

Victory will enhance Djokovic’s prospects of winning next month’s French Open which he has never won.

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