ATP Rome: Rafael Nadal beats Djokovic to win his 10th title

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ATP Rome: Rafael Nadal beats Djokovic to win his 10th title

Iga Swiatek won the Italian Open 2021 women' sisngles final thanks to a super performance: the Roland Garros 2020 champion beat Karolina Pliskova in straight sets with a bagel: 6-0 6-0, winning her title for the first time in her career.

Rome. Karolina Pliskova, former tournament champion, was also forced to surrender after nine games in the 2019 final against Simona Halep. After two years, the Czech tennis player has not even managed to move the zero from the game box against Iga Swiatek.

It's hard to talk about a match that never actually took place. The Roland Garros champion in the most important appointment loses a total of thirteen points and twenty days after her twentieth birthday, yes her twentieth, she also gives herself the first presence of her in the Top 10.

She will sit behind Serena Williams, who is actually just over three hundred points away. The 6-0 6-0 that she matures in forty-six minutes obviously becomes a record: only Chris Evert in 1975 and Andrea Tamesfarvi in ​​1983 had come close thanks to a 12-1 breakthrough.

On the other hand, Martina Navratilova and Bonnie Gadusek respectively.

ATP Rome: Rafael Nadal beats Djokovic to win his 10th title

After Paris, Barcelona and Monte-Carlo, Rafael Nadal adds the title number ten to the series of successes, this time at the Italian Open 2021 men's singles final, in Rome.

After having canceled a handful of match points to Denis Shapovalov, and having solved the problems of Reilly Opelka, the very Spanish champion wins an extraordinary match also against Novak Djokovic. The Serbian world no.1, after a very complicated first set, leveled the score with a brutal 6-1, but failed to land the decisive push in the deciding set.

The result? A 1-11 break that from the second available break point turns into a 2-5 disadvantage. Of ringworm, heart and above all experience, the Spanish champion drags himself on 7-5 1-6 6-3 at the threshold of two and a half hours of play.

Together with the title number ten in Rome, Rafa obtained the nineteenth victory against Djokovic over red, shortened to 13-15 in the finals, equalized the score in the ATP Masters 1000 (at an altitude of thirty-six) and at the foot of Paris he sent a strong signal.

Now Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will focus themselves on the Roland Garros 2021: they will find also Roger Federer for a super anticipated event.