MONACO - Rafa Nadal continued his extraordinary love affair with the Monte Carlo Masters by seizing his seventh straight title on the Monaco clay after a 6-4 7-5 win over fellow Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday.

The top seed, whose victory here last year made him the first man in the professional era to triumph in the same tournament six times in a row, showed few signs of letting his grip on the trophy loosen with another all-powerful display.

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