Nadal blazes to 8th straight Monte Carlo title

Posted at Apr 23 2012 01:00 PM | Updated as of Apr 23 2012 09:00 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Rafael Nadal blazed to an eighth consecutive Monte Carlo Masters and ended a seven-match losing streak against Novak Djokovic with an emphatic 6-3, 6-1 victory.

The Spaniard wrapped up a disappointingly one-sided contest with an ace after 78 minutes to win his first title since last year’s French Open.

With the win, Nadal became the first player ever to win a tournament eight times in a row.

Meanwhile, Djokovic, who has been playing through grief since the death of his grandfather last Thursday, admitted that he was distracted in the final. Mornings @ ANC, April 23, 2012.