15 Apr 2010

Nadal looking good in Monte Carlo

8:15 am on 15 April 2010

Rafael Nadal, who hasn't won an ATP tennis title for 11 months, took just under an hour to reach the third round at the Monte Carlo Masters where he's bidding for an unprecedented sixth straight title.

Nadal lost only one game, and although his Dutch opponent was only a qualifier, the world number three was delighted with his form and fitness.

The top seed and world number two Novak Djokovic was equally impressive, but Britain's Andy Murray was upstaged by the German Philip Kohlschreiiber who conceded only five games to the world number four.

Murray's first serve was his downfall, but he said generally the tennis court hadn't seemed so small for years.