Rafael Nadal is the new champion of the Masters 1000 in Rome. The manacorí beat Novak Djokovic 7-5, 1-6 and 6-3 in a great game that lasted 2 hours and fifty minutes to get his 10th title in the Italian capital.
Novak Djokovic started out breaking in the match and quickly went 2-0. In the third game, Nadal managed to recover and the parity was maintained until the 11th game, when the manacorí broke again and then could prevail with his service. It was 75 minutes of the best tennis of the season.
In the second set, the Serbian showed off his drops and was incisive in key moments. It was a worked partial (45 minutes) despite the overwhelming 6-1 in favor of the No. 1 in the world.
The deciding set showed parity from the first to the sixth game. At zero, Nadal broke Djokovic and since then everything was uphill for the Serbian, who managed to lift a match point against at 5-2 (with his serve) and ended up losing the match in the next game, with the serve. of Nadal.
It is the tenth Rome title for Nadal after those achieved in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2018 and 2019.