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Djokovic downs Nadal, win streak at 16

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MONACO (AP) Monte Carlo is not Rafael Nadal's playground anymore, and Novak Djokovic is claiming the throne left vacant by the King of Clay.

For the second time in three years, the top-ranked Serb ended Nadal's run at the clay-court Masters tournament, overcoming a strong challenge from the Spaniard to reach the final with a 6-3, 6-3 win.

Djokovic, who extended his current winning streak to 16 matches, will face sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych as he bids for a second title in the principality after ending Nadal's eight-year reign in 2013.

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2015 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 13,205
2 R. Federer 8,895
3 A. Murray 6,060
4 K. Nishikori 5,280
5 R. Nadal 5,255
6 M. Raonic 5,070
7 D. Ferrer 4,670
8 T. Berdych 4,510
9 S. Wawrinka 4,405
10 M. Cilic 3,360
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2015 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 9,981
2 M. Sharapova 7,890
3 S. Halep 7,571
4 P. Kvitova 6,060
5 C. Wozniacki 4,675
6 A. Ivanovic 4,200
7 E. Bouchard 4,122
8 E. Makarova 3,420
9 A. Radwanska 3,385
10 C. Suarez Navarro 3,335
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