Nadal vs Djokovic : Rome Masters 2019 final preview: Rafael Nadal Vs Novak Djokovic, A treasured rivalry will be renewed as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal square off for the title at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. They co-own the record for most ATP Masters 1000 titles (33) and the winner of Sunday’s final will hold it solo.
Nadal vs Djokovic Live
Date : Sunday, May 19
Start Time : 10:00 AM ET
Nadal vs Djokovic Live
This is their eighth meeting in Rome. Nadal edges Djokovic 4-3 in their mini-series at the ATP Masters 1000 event, which includes four finals (2-2). Djokovic leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry 28-25.
Relentless, ruthless and dominant – those words describe Rafael Nadal’s performance against Stefanos Tsitsipas in his Italian Open semi-final clash, as he stormed into his first final of the clay season at Rome. Nadal, who was stunned by the Greek youngster last week at Madrid, avenged his loss in convincing fashion as he breezed past Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4, in just an hour and 43 minutes on Centre Court to finally cross the semi-final hurdle on clay this year.
In the final, Nadal, 8-time Rome champion meets World No.1 Novak Djokovic, in what can only be described as a dream final; it will be their second meeting and second final this year – these two crossed swords in the lop-sided Australian Open final, where Djokovic emerged victorious.
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At Madrid, when Nadal lost his third consecutive semi-final of the clay season, things looked bleak for the Spaniard. But at Rome, Nadal has given us an impression of being a cornered tiger, hungry for success and proving his stronghold on clay yet again; this week he has lived up to his billing.
Especially in the semi-finals, Nadal presented his full repertoire of shots, putting on an exhibition of stunning forehands and brutal baseline play to leave Tsitsipas unable to answer. His performances at the Italian capital so far have been like a breath of fresh air, clearing any cloud of doubts that hovered due to his inconsistent performances leading into Rome.
While Rafael Nadal has sailed into the finals at Rome, his opponent, 15-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic had to face stern tests from his resilient Argentine opponents Juan Martin del Potro and Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-final and the semi-final respectively.