Updated: Sunday, 05 January 2014 01:24 | By Agence France-Presse

Nadal wins Qatar Open

World number one Rafael Nadal defeated France's Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 on Saturday to win the Qatar Open.


Nadal wins Qatar Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Germany's Peter Gojowczyk during their semi final tennis match in Qatar's ExxonMobil Open in Doha on January 3, 2014

It was Nadal's 61st career title and took him to eighth on the all-time list, passing Andre Agassi.

Nadal took his record over Monfils to 9-2.

The Frenchman had achieved both his wins over the Spaniard in Doha, in 2009 and 2012.

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