Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win 10th Italian Open title and lay down Roland Garros marker | Tennis News – Times of India

ROME: Rafael Nadal beat world primary Novak Djokovic to win a 10th Italian Open title on Sunday and set down a key marker two weeks out from the defence of his Roland Garros crown.
Second seed Nadal gained via 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in 2hr 49min in opposition to the defending champion within the 57th profession showdown between the pair.
“It’s amazing I have this trophy in my hand for a 10th time, it’s something impossible to imagine,” stated who Nadal additionally equalled Djokovic’s file of 36 ATP Masters 1000 titles in his twelfth Rome last.

Djokovic and Nadal had been dealing with one another for the 57th time, having final performed within the 2020 French Open last which the Spaniard gained in straight units.

The pair have gained 15 of the final 17 Rome titles between them, whereas Nadal leads their head-to-head in finals within the Italian capital 4-2.
Five-time Rome winner Djokovic leads their general head-to-head 29-28.

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