Nadal moved on to the same number of titles as Monaco’s compatriot Guillermo Vilas.
Mr. Nadal defeated Monaco in a match that lasted one hour and 27 minutes on Sunday with a score of 6-4, 6-1. While the Spaniard broke the Argentine on four out of nine occasions the former did not face a break point on his own serve, Xinhua reported.
The match, played at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, was delayed for two hours because of the rain.
Nadal moved up to third in the world rankings after the victory, overtaking Britain’s Andy Murray, who is now fifth, with Japan’s Kei Nishikori fourth. He now stands behind Jimmy Connors (109), Ivan Lendl (94), Roger Federer (84) and John McEnroe (77).