Rafael Nadal has booked a record 11th French Open final.
Heavy rain came to Rafael Nadal’s rescue in the Rome Masters final on Sunday.
Nadal broke Tsitsipas to love in the third game and broke him again in the fifth.
Nadal clinched a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo title with a 6-3 6-2 thrashing of Japan’s Kei Nishikori.
Only three players have ever downed Nadal in Monte Carlo, where he has a 67-4 win-loss record.
Nadal said he would not be able to play in Miami or Indian Wells as he needed to recover
The world number two said he felt a sharp pain during his final training session on Tuesday
Some key players, such as defending champion Serena Williams and former champion, Andy Murray have already withdrawn.
Nadal, the world number one, had also quit midway through the Paris Masters tournament two weeks ago
What a difference a year makes.