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Rafael Nadal beats Juan Monaco to win Argentina Open
Rafael Nadal beats Juan Monaco to win Argentina Open

Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco, 6-4, 6-1, at the Argentina Open in Benos Aires. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn't reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal's 46th title on clay, moving him within three of the record set by Argentine Guillermo Vilas when he played in the 1970s and early 1980s. Nadal broke Monaco's serve late in the first set to take a 1-0 lead against the 60th-ranked Argentine, then dominated the second to close out the match in 1 hour 26 minutes. Rain delayed and interrupted the match in Buenos Aires. “It was a complicated day for everybody,” Nadal...

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