[Yahoo] Nadal advances at Monte Carlo Masters (AP)

Rusty Backhand
04-18-2006, 04:16 PM
Defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain beat Arnaud Clement of France 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday in the first round at the Monte Carlo Masters. The 19-year-old French Open champion had trouble with Clement's aggressive style and trailed 2-0 in the second set. Nadal broke serve in the third and ninth games before serving out the match.