If Nole wins Monte Carlo he will became the first player in history who...

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  1. 5555

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    ...has won 5 Masters in a row.
     
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  2. Nickzor

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    That would be very very impressive
     
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  3. ubi1

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    In order for him to do this he must defeat the King of Clay, making this achievement even more impressive!
     
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  4. kOaMaster

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    we'll see about that.
     
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  5. ubi1

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    Nadal has made the final of MC 9 times this could be the 10th time in a row!
     
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    If he wins, he will become only the 4th player to defend an MC title in the open Era (after Muster, Ferrero and Nadal). It would also mark his first successful defence of a clay Masters title.
     
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  7. pound cat

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    Win or lose the final he will set an MC record.
     
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  8. Bukmeikara

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    With the Master Cup he technicaly has won them
     
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  9. booson

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    Wow... How many players have won 4 masters in a row?
     
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  10. Phoenix1983

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    I did not realise this fact.

    Meanwhile, my opinion is that he should focus on winning more slams rather than winning more Masters.
     
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  11. timnz

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    The WTF (Masters Cup) is a level above Masters 1000 - so can't be included in a Masters 1000. However, very impressive from Nole!
     
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    haha. But you dont choose what you win. Thats why you give your best every time.
     
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  13. bluescreen

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    This really isn't that impressive. Masters tournaments have only existed since 1990. That's 24 years. If Nole wins, that would make 8 years out of 24 being back to back wins. Seems kind high actually.
     
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    My opinion is that you ought to use a few more underlines, for emphasis. Underlining: what it tells us?
     
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    Monte Carlo since 1968

    The Monte Carlo event has been one of the biggest tennis tournaments outside the majors for many many years before 1990. Since the dawn of the open era ( 1968 ) we have had the following players defend the title:

    Ilie Năstase

    Björn Borg

    Vilas perhaps (in 1981 there was a rain stopped final of Vilas against Connors & then Vilas won in 1982 - depends if you view stopped finals as two runner-ups or two winners - I tend to view them as two runner-up. The ATP is inconsistent on this point - it recognizes some and not others).

    Thomas Muster

    Juan Carlos Ferrero

    Rafael Nadal

    That's only 5 or 6 players since 1968.

    To re-inforce how important this event has been in the history of tennis - I would encourage the viewing of the winners and runner-ups since 1897 - it is basically a who's/who of tennis history - Doherty brothers, Tony Wilding, Henri Cochet, Bill Tilden, Gottfried von Cramm, Jaroslav Drobný, Manuel Santana ,Nicola Pietrangeli, Ilie Năstase, Guillermo Vilas, Björn Borg, Mats Wilander, Ivan Lendl, Sergi Bruguera, Thomas Muster, Juan Carlos Ferrero & Rafael Nadal are just some of the winners.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte-Carlo_Masters
     
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  16. 5555

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    Is it a fact or an opinion?
     
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  17. Fiji

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    Also the first to win Miami and Monte Carlo on the same year.
     
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