Nadal clinches 8th Monte Carlo title

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Updated: April 23, 2012

Rafa Nadal blazed to an eighth consecutive Monte Carlo Masters title as he ended a seven-match losing streak against Novak Djokovic with an emphatic 6-3 6-1 victory.

Nadal took the title without dropping a set for the fourth time, having also achieved that feat in 2007, 2008 and 2010.

His record at the glamorous Monte Carlo Country Club now stands at 44-1 — his only loss coming against Argentina’s Guillermo Coria in 2003 when he was playing the event for the first time as a 16-year-old.