Tennis-Nadal's eight-year Monte Carlo reign ended by Djokovic

MONTE CARLO, April 21 Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:48pm BST

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MONTE CARLO, April 21 (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal's eight-year reign at the Monte Carlo Masters was ended when he was beaten 6-2 7-6 by Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday.

The Spaniard, who became the first player to win the same tournament eight time in a row, had enjoyed a 46-match winning streak at the claycourt Masters event before world number one Djokovic finally ended the run to win his first title at the principality.

(Reporting by Gregory Blachier; Writing by Julien Pretot; Editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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