If you played Superliga tennis, we’d probably always have confrontations between Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. The finals between them are still the ones that make us turn the numbers, stories and achievements, and the final of the 1000 Masters in Rome brought another one from this Super Diuelos, between the Serbian, who defended the title, and the Spaniard, in the waiting room. Preparing for Roland Garros.
It was the 57th duel between them, with everything very balanced (29 wins for Djokovic versus 27 for Nadal before the match began), and in the end, it was more than that, with Rafael Nadal’s iron-arm dominance continuing. 2h49 and ended with 3 sets, 7-5, 1-6 and 6-3.
It is Rafael Nadal’s tenth title in Foro Italico’s fine clay courts, in the 12th final in Rome and also Nadal’s 36th title in the 1000 Masters tournaments, making him compete with Djokovic for the top winners in those who are the main tournaments on the ATP circuit.
In the territory of Rafael Nadal, Majorcan left with some favoritism for the final, not only because since 2014, particularly in Rome, Djokovic not only won him in the brick-dust final, but also because throughout the tournament he showed more safety than the Serbian. .
Roland Garros followed, starting 2 weeks now.
In the women’s championship, something not often seen, with Polish Ija Swiatik, 15 WTA, who used a bike (6-0, 6-0) over Karolina Pliskova, who finished ninth in the standings.
It is only the fourth time in this century that the final has ended 6-0, 6-0, which will apply to current champion Roland Garros, who is only 19 years old, who enters the top ten in the women’s ranking for the first time. .