Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Sunday Tennis Results
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
RESULTS - SUNDAY, 21 APRIL, 2013
Singles - Final
 N Djokovic (SRB)
d  R Nadal (ESP) 62 76(1)
Doubles - Final
J Benneteau (FRA) / N
Zimonjic (SRB) d  B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) 46
76(4) 14-12 - Saved 7 M.P.
FINAL REVIEW – DJOKOVIC DETHRONES NADAL;
BENNETEAU/ZIMONJIC SAVE 7 M.P.
Novak Djokovic won his first title in Monte-Carlo,
defeating eight-time reigning champion Rafael Nadal to
snap the Spaniard’s 46-match win streak at the
• The Serbian became the first player to
win three clay-court finals against Nadal.
collected his 37th tour-level trophy and 14th ATP World
Tour Masters 1000 crown.
• Prior to his loss, Nadal
had won 81 straight matches on clay in the month of
• Julien Benneteau and Nenad Zimonjic saved
seven match points to triumph on their team debut over
two-time defending titlists Bob and Mike Bryan.
rain-interrupted doubles final finished at 9:32pm local
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Novak Djokovic: “I think anybody who saw
my expression in the end saw that it was a very
emotional win for the reasons [of] living here and what
I've been through in the last two weeks. It's a very
joyful moment for me. I wanted that trophy badly all my
life, especially in the last six, seven years that I've
been spending my time and living here between the
tournaments in Monaco. This is a great confidence boost
before the rest of the clay-court season.”
On his game plan against Nadal: “I knew
after yesterday's match that I had a feeling that I had
a big chance to win against Rafa if I was on the top of
my game. The first six, seven games, eight games, were
unbelievable. It's the best that I can play on clay.
It's the only way you can win against Rafa.”
Rafael Nadal: “It is not a tragedy. I
lost after eight years without losing here. Today, he
was better than me… He's a fantastic player. If you are
not at 100 per cent, [it] is very difficult to win
against these kinds of players. His game is very
complete. To win, I have to play my best and I have to
bring him to the limit.”
Julien Benneteau: “We were a little bit
lucky of course. When you save seven match points, you
need a little bit of luck. But we played very well on
those points. We still believed in ourselves until the
end and it paid off.”
Nenad Zimonjic: “It was unbelievable.
They started unbelievable [after the rain break],
without missing any shots. Julien had to hit an ace on
the second serve at 5-4 and also had an unbelievable
return of the first serve to save another match point.
It was just amazing to come up as the winners in our
first tournament together. They are such champions. We
knew they were going to come out strong. They never give
up. We really had to play unbelievable to win at the