Rafael Nadal, seed number 3 of the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000, defeated Grigor Dimitrov, seventeenth in the world, 6-1 and 6-1 in less than an hour of play.
Nadal started the match like a cyclone. With energy, agile legs and a right that subdued the Bulgarian tennis player who was erratic in a match that was marked by the wind. Dimitrov, used to deploying a great punch, was desperate with the poor effectiveness of his right against Rafa.
The Bulgarian was conditioned by the fragility of his serve and only a 45% effectiveness of the first serve. Much, too much advantage for the Spanish crack.
It was of no use to Dimitrov having prepared this championship at the Rafa Nadal Academy. He gave the sensation of facing the resigned clash, practically defeated on the court, conditioned by the 13-1 against that he maintains in the particular confrontations with the Spanish.
Monte Carlo is the Masters 1000 where the Spanish won the most matches, with 73, and the second tournament with the most wins, after 100 at Roland Garros.