Djokovic, Nadal make winning returns

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MONACO (AP) Returning from a long break, both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal opened their clay-court seasons with victories Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Djokovic produced a clinical 6-4, 6-2 win over up-and-coming Jannik Sinner before Nadal - an 11-time champion at the Country Club - defeated Federico Delbonis 6-1, 6-2.

Both Nadal and Djokovic took some time off after the Australian Open, where Djokovic claimed a record-extending ninth title in February.

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1 N. Djokovic 11,963
2 D. Medvedev 10,030
3 R. Nadal 9,670
4 D. Thiem 8,660
5 S. Tsitsipas 7,040
6 A. Zverev 6,125
7 R. Federer 5,875
8 A. Rublev 5,400
9 D. Schwartzman 3,720
10 M. Berrettini 3,453
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2 N. Osaka 7,985
3 S. Halep 6,965
4 S. Kenin 5,915
5 E. Svitolina 5,750
6 B. Andreescu 5,265
7 A. Sabalenka 5,085
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9 K. Pliskova 4,660
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