REVIEW: King of Clay Nadal kicks off 2012 campaign

TENNIS - Rafael Nadal kicked off the pursuit of his eighth successive tournament at the Monte Carlo Masters with a straight sets victory over Jarkko Nieminen. It was the Spaniard’s 250th singles match on clay. His won-lost record on clay┬áis 232-18. His record in Monte Carlo is 40-1. The only player to beat Nadal in this tournament is Guillermo Coria (2003).