Rafael Nadal's 46-match winning streak at the Monte-Carlo Masters

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Between 2005 and 2013 inclusive, Rafael Nadal won 46 consecutive matches at the Monte Carlo Masters, which is a record for most consecutive wins at one tournament by any tennis player, male or female. The streak started in the first round of the 2005 edition with a victory over Gaël Monfils, and ended in the final of the 2013 edition with a straight sets loss to Novak Djokovic.[1]

During this streak Nadal defeated fifteen top ten opponents, nine top five opponents, and four top-ranked players (Roger Federer in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 finals, and Novak Djokovic in the 2012 final). He also won thirty-one consecutive sets starting with the final two sets of the 2006 final, and ending with the loss of the second set of the 2009 final; this included all ten sets in 2007 and 2008. He then won the next eighteen sets in succession, including winning all ten sets in 2010. During the 2010 event, Nadal lost only fourteen games in five matches, and in three of those matches, he lost just one game, including in the final against twelfth seed Fernando Verdasco.

Streak[edit]

Win # Round Opponent Score
2005
1 1R France Monfils, GaëlGaël Monfils 6–3, 6–2
2 2R Belgium Malisse, XavierXavier Malisse 6–0, 6–3
3 3R Belgium Rochus, OlivierOlivier Rochus 6–1, 6–2
4 QF Argentina Gaudio, GastónGastón Gaudio 6–3, 6–0
5 SF France Gasquet, RichardRichard Gasquet 6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–3
6 F Argentina Coria, GuillermoGuillermo Coria 6–3, 6–1, 0–6, 7–5
2006
7 1R France Clément, ArnaudArnaud Clément 6–4, 6–4
8 2R Monaco Lisnard, Jean-RenéJean-René Lisnard 6–4, 6–1
9 3R Belgium Vliegen, KristofKristof Vliegen 6–3, 6–3
10 QF Argentina Coria, GuillermoGuillermo Coria 6–2, 6–1
11 SF Argentina Gaudio, GastónGastón Gaudio 5–7, 6–1, 6–1
12 F Switzerland Federer, RogerRoger Federer 6–2, 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2007
13 2R Argentina Chela, Juan IgnacioJuan Ignacio Chela 6–3, 6–1
14 3R Belgium Vliegen, KristofKristof Vliegen 6–3, 6–1
15 QF Germany Kohlschreiber, PhilippPhilipp Kohlschreiber 6–2, 6–3
16 SF Czech Republic Berdych, TomášTomáš Berdych 6–0, 7–5
17 F Switzerland Federer, RogerRoger Federer 6–4, 6–4
2008
18 2R Croatia Ančić, MarioMario Ančić 6–0, 6–3
19 3R Spain Ferrero, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Ferrero 6–4, 6–1
20 QF Spain Ferrer, DavidDavid Ferrer 6–1, 7–5
21 SF Russia Davydenko, NikolayNikolay Davydenko 6–3, 6–2
22 F Switzerland Federer, RogerRoger Federer 7–5, 7–5
2009
23 2R Argentina Chela, Juan IgnacioJuan Ignacio Chela 6–2, 6–3
24 3R Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti 6–3, 6–0
25 QF Croatia Ljubičić, IvanIvan Ljubičić 6–3, 6–3
26 SF United Kingdom Murray, AndyAndy Murray 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
27 F Serbia Djokovic, NovakNovak Djokovic 6–3, 2–6, 6–1
2010
28 2R Netherlands de Bakker, ThiemoThiemo de Bakker 6–1, 6–0
29 3R Germany Berrer, MichaelMichael Berrer 6–0, 6–1
30 QF Spain Ferrero, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Ferrero 6–4, 6–2
31 SF Spain Ferrer, DavidDavid Ferrer 6–2, 6–3
32 F Spain Verdasco, FernandoFernando Verdasco 6–0, 6–1
2011
33 2R Finland Nieminen, JarkkoJarkko Nieminen 6–2, 6–2
34 3R France Gasquet, RichardRichard Gasquet 6–2, 6–4
35 QF Croatia Ljubičić, IvanIvan Ljubičić 6–1, 6–3
36 SF United Kingdom Murray, AndyAndy Murray 6–4, 2–6, 6–1
37 F Spain Ferrer, DavidDavid Ferrer 6–4, 7–5
2012
38 2R Finland Nieminen, JarkkoJarkko Nieminen 6–4, 6–3
39 3R Kazakhstan Kukushkin, MikhailMikhail Kukushkin 6–1, 6–1
40 QF Switzerland Wawrinka, StanislasStanislas Wawrinka 7–5, 6–4
41 SF France Simon, GillesGilles Simon 6–3, 6–4
42 F Serbia Djokovic, NovakNovak Djokovic 6–3, 6–1
2013
43 2R Australia Matosevic, MarinkoMarinko Matosevic 6–1, 6–2
44 3R Germany Kohlschreiber, PhilippPhilipp Kohlschreiber 6–2, 6–4
45 QF Bulgaria Dimitrov, GrigorGrigor Dimitrov 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
46 SF France Tsonga, Jo-WilfriedJo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 7–6(7–3)

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