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Nadal, Federer win in Monte Carlo

Updated: April 15, 2009, 2:26 PM ET
Associated Press

MONACO -- Rafael Nadal beat Juan Ignacio Chela 6-2, 6-3 Wednesday in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters, a first step in his bid for a fifth straight title in this clay-court tuneup for the French Open.

Each time Nadal has won Monte Carlo he has gone on to capture the French. The top-ranked Spaniard has won 17 straight matches on clay since losing to Juan Carlos Ferrero in the second round of the Rome Masters in May 2008.

Nadal will next Nicolas Lapentti, who downed ...

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