Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal has won eight Monte Carlo Masters titles so farGetty

Rafael Nadal takes on Gael Monfils in the men's singles final of the Monte Carlo Masters 2016 on 17 April (Sunday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 1.30pm BST. Live coverage in the UK is on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports5 HD. Click here for live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

Nadal looks like he is back to his best, coming into this game on the back of a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Scot Andy Murray in the semi-final. During the course of his journey to the final, Nadal has beaten three tough opponents in Dominic Thiem, defending French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and Murray. The 29-year-old has reached his first clay-court Masters final since last May.

Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils is currently ranked number 16 in the worldGetty

Frenchman Monfils too comes into this tie on the back of some brilliant performances in the Monte Carlo Masters. He has not dropped a set so far in the tournament. Monfils cruised past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals winning 1-6, 3-6 on Saturday and is currently at his best. The 29-year-old attributes this change in form to a more disciplined approach on the court.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Rafael Nadal to win: 1/4
  • Gael Monfils to win: 3

Head-To-Head

The duo have faced each other 13 times so far with the Spaniard winning 11 of the encounters. The last time they played each other was in the semi-final of the Stuttgart Open in 2015 with Nadal winning 6-3, 6-4.

Monte Carlo Masters history

Nadal and Murray played each other once in the Monte Carlo Masters in 2005 with the Spaniard winning 6-3, 6-2.