Defending champion, Rafael Nadal defeated Marinko Matosevic 6-1, 6-2 in the second round of Monte Carlo Masters. This is the 43rd victory for Nadal at Monte Carlo Masters.
Rafael Nadal dominated the match with completely from the beginning, where his tough practice sessions helped him a lot to play at normal level.
The 31 seeded Australian player Marinko Matosevic fought well in the second set but it was too late for him to save the game. The match was finished in 1 hour 2 minutes, where Nadal won 74% of his points in the first serve. Nadal succeeded to save 3 break points out of 4 where Matosevic saved only 3 out of 9.
Rafael Nadal won 6 break points out of 9, where Matosevic won 1 out of 4. The defending champion is in complete form and his knee didn’t create much problem for him in this match.
Rafael Nadal will face 21 ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round. The German player defeated Thomaz Bellucci 6-4. 6-2 in the first round and in the second round he beat P.Andujar 6-2, 2-6, 7-6.
Rafael Nadal has to play two more games to enter in semifinals where he may face Andy Murray.