Rafael Nadal beats Djokovic to win 9th Italian Open title here on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal beats Djokovic to win 9th Italian Open title here on Sunday.

Rafael Nadal edges out Djokovic to win 9th Italian Open title

ANI | Updated: May 19, 2019 23:16 IST

Rome [Italy], May 19 (ANI): The Spanish Rafael Nadal has clinched the Italian Open 2019 title after vanquishing Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 in the final here on Sunday. This is Nadal's ninth Italian Open title.
Nadal came out furiously in the first set and dominated throughout while Djokovic struggled to add even a single point to his side. Consequently, with 6-0, Nadal whitewashed the Serbian.
However, in the second set, Djokovic made a comeback and won the set, 6-4, from a little margin. With this victory, Djokovic got some hope and the match went on to the third set.
But Nadal in the third and decisive set as well produced a similar performance and overpowered Djokovic to win the set by 6-1 and hence won the Italian Open 2019.
Notably, it is the 81st title of Nadal's career.
Whereas, in Women's single Czech's Karolina Pliskova registered two straight-set victory against Britain's Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 to claim the Italian Open title. (ANI)

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