Points won by each set: | 26-12, 37-23 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
13 % Nadal – 6 of 45
9 % Verdasco – 5 of 53

The easiest victory in the ‘Masters 1000’ event in terms of losing the fewest games – the 24-year-old Nadal [3] dropped just 14 games in five matches (2.8 game per match)! Admittedly he took advantage of the beneficial draw in his opening two rounds, but no-one could expect such a one-sided final against Verdasco [12], who’d destroyed Djokovic [2] a day before 6-2 6-2. Verdasco in the biggest final of his career, had some problems with his neck & was able to win only the 1st game of the 2nd set (saving three break points). “It is a pleasure and an honour for me to be here. Thank you very much. I have to congratulate Fernando for his week. Sorry for today Fernando. You played very well so congratulations. Thank you very much to my team, who have supported me for such a long time. It’s fabulous to win here so many times. Thanks to everybody. You have all made me feel at home for six years.” said Nadal right after claiming his sixth straight Monte Carlo title, his first ATP title within eleven months following Rome ’09 (he lost three finals in the meantime).

Nadal’s route to his 37th title:
2 Thiemo De Bakker 6-1, 6-0
3 Michael Berrer 6-0, 6-1
Q Juan C. Ferrero 6-4, 6-2
S David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3
W Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 6-1

18 games won in a row in the first two rounds (from 5:1 vs De Bakker to 5:0 in 2nd set vs Berrer)

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