Rafael Nadal steamrolls to opening Monte Carlo win

Rafael Nadal charged out of the blocks Wednesday to hammer Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-1 in his opening match at the Monte Carlo Masters. The 11-time champion showed no sign of the knee problems which forced him to quit ahead of an Indian Wells semi-final against Roger Federer a month ago. The 32-year-old had expressed pre-tournament caution regarding the health of his knee -- a worry which appeared to be groundless after a 76-minute masterclass. "I'm happy for this very positive start. I had good feelings on court," he said. Nadal collected the opening five games of the afternoon in 17 minutes as he set the tone for another dominant display in the principality. He wa...Keep on reading: Rafael Nadal steamrolls to opening Monte Carlo win

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