Nadal won his first Masters event in 2005 at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he began as the 11th seed. Having already won two titles in 2005 (both on clay), Nadal went on to claim his first big event by defeating Guillermo Coria 6–3, 6–1, 0–6, 7–5 (in those days, Masters matches were contested “3 out of 5 sets”). It was a big win for Rafa, who dominated this tournament for the years to come.

Rafael Nadal vs Guillermo Coria Highlights: