Nadal Beats Monfils to Win Qatar Title.

World number one Rafael Nadal survived a second-set wobble to beat Gael Monfils 6-1 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 to win the Qatar Open in Doha.

The Spaniard was in inspired form in the opening set, taking it in just 23 minutes.

But although Monfils led 3-0 in the second set, Nadal fought back before the Frenchman edged the tie-break.

Monfils was then broken at 1-2 in the decider and Nadal held on to win his 61st career title.

The Win in Doha on Saturday Was Nadal's First Victory in a Season Opener.
The Win in Doha on Saturday Was Nadal’s First Victory in a Season Opener.

“Every victory is important and the title today means a lot to me. It is the first time in my career that I am able to start the season with a victory. That’s always important,” he said.

Sourced from the BBC.

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