Nadal clinches Qatar Open title
Nadal makes winning start to 2014 by clinching Qatar Open title
It was the Spaniard's 61st career title and took him to eighth on the all-time list, passing US legend Andre Agassi.
According to Sport24, Nadal, who was runner-up to Russia's Nikolay Davydenko in 2010, took his record over Monfils to 9-2 with the Frenchman having achieved both his wins over the Spaniard in Doha, in 2009 and 2012.
It was a fine start for Nadal to a year in which he hopes to ward off Serbian Novak Djokovic's challenge for the world number one spot, and in a month when he hopes to regain the Australian Open title after a five-year interval, the report added. (ANI)