Rafael Nadal: 'Novak Djokovic is amazing'

Rafael Nadal reacts during the match against Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Monte Carlo Masters on April 18, 2013
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Rafael Nadal describes Novak Djokovic as amazing after being beaten by the Serb is straight sets in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Rafael Nadal has described Novak Djokovic as "amazing" after being beaten by the world number one in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday.

The Serb ended his opponent's 46-match unbeaten streak at the tournament with a 6-2 7-6(1) win over the world number five.

Speaking after the match, the Spaniard said: "Congratulations Novak, what you're doing is just amazing. Congratulations to you for winning my favourite tournament.

"Thank you very much all my team for supporting me, the last year was especially hard for me so without them and without the support of all of you, all the messages I received during that time, was very positive energy for me."

Nadal has won the tournament for the last eight years.

Novak Djokovic punches the air after defeating Mikhail Youzhny during the Monte Carlo Masters on April 17, 2013
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