"Nadal is widely known as the King of Clay, where longer, grueling rallies dominate the European clay court landscape. But the win over Monfils in Monte Carlo today was much more about attacking first, and accepting the trophy later.

Nadal won 57% of rallies in the 0-4 shot range; 59% in the 5-9 shot rally length, and just 47% of rallies nine shots or longer. Nadal won the battle of 0-4 shots 45-34, laying the foundation for a ninth title in the principality."

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