Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 to win his fifth Madrid Open title and move into the world's top four.
Fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal has dropped to 10th in the latest world rankings - his lowest position in more than a decade.
Rafael Nadal said he would fight to regain his French Open title after suffering only his second defeat in Paris, at the hands of Novak Djokovic.
World number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the Italian Open because of an elbow injury.
Andy Murray claimed his first victory over Rafael Nadal on clay to win the Madrid Masters on Sunday evening.
Rafael Nadal says he "played poorly" after his earliest defeat in 12 years at the Barcelona Open as he went down in straight sets to Fabio Fognini.
In-form world number one Novak Djokovic overcame a battling Rafael Nadal to set up a meeting with Tomas Berdych in the final of the Monte Carlo Open.
Novak Djokovic insisted he felt ready to begin his bid for a fifth Australian Open title despite feeling unwell on the eve of the tournament.