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Rafael Nadal

GETTYRafael Nadal is a force on clay courts

"It's obvious that sometimes when you play a rally with 56 shots as I did with Novak (Djokovic) a couple of years ago in the final (US Open 2013), you can not expect a good point if you have 25 seconds on the next point", said the 16-time Grand Slam champion.

On the other hand, Rafael Nadal has to defend 4,680 points in the next two months and if he doesn't successfully defend his titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid, Federer will become the world no. "I'm practicing well; I am playing with the right intensity I think".

Beene can hang around in this match if he can continue to get his first serves in play, but that doesn't mean I'm predicting an upset.

It was the 12-time Grand Slam champion's first win at a regular ATP Tour event this season, after losing his opening matches in Indian Wells and Miami to Taro Daniel and Benoit Paire respectively.

Nadal who is a 16-time Grand Slam victor will be eyeing his 11 title at the Monte Carlo Masters as he looks to win the tournament for the third time in a row.

"That helps me. I love this event". But they always feel like crumbs stolen from the giant's table.

It is no doubt that the Spaniard will be favourite to win in Monte-Carlo as he eyes winning the event for the 11th time in his Tennis career. That injury had ruled him out of last year's U.S. Open and this year's Australian Open. "Every match I win is very important", Nadal said, as quoted by ATP's official website.

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Novak Djokovic sauntered to a long-awaited victory in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters and Jared Donaldson was involved in a confrontation with the umpire during his loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Monday. Said a disappointed Nadal. The more free points, the better chance Bedene has of pulling off a rather big upset.

The most strenuous part about it all, Nadal argues, is the physical aspect of the shot clock, claiming that players will be much more tired during the points, taking away from their peak physical performance in front of a loud and eager crowd. "It's obvious that sometimes when you play a rally with 56 shots as I did with Novak (Djokovic) a couple of years ago in the final (US Open 2013), you can not expect a good point if you have 25 seconds on the next point", said the 16-time Grand Slam champion.

"Maybe for the business it's better but in my opinion for the good show and the show that the people get more involved, it's probably more a negative thing". "In some cases it was working well and some cases not", said world number three Marin Cilic.

Along the same lines, German star Alexander Zverev was also not too anxious about the new potential system, claiming that he already is one of the quickest people on tour.

"I played only with the shot clock in IPTL and it was only 20 seconds".

Mischa Zverev overcame a mid-match blip to defeat Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-2 6-7 (4) 6-1 and reach the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday.

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