Novak Djokovic won the tournament in Rome for the sixth time in his career, defeating Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 7-6 (5), a match that lasted 1 hour and 37 minutes.
This is the 87th title in Djokovic’s career, and the 38th in the Masters 1000, a record for tournaments in this category (Rafael Nadal has 36). The Serbian also extends the record for consecutive weeks (370) at the top of the ATP rankings and becomes the oldest player (34) to win the Rome Championship.
“I surprised myself. I had a specific plan for the game and I knew what to expect. The first set (6-0) was perfect. The second was narrower, we could have gone into the third set, but I was able to get back into the match and win,” he said in end of the match.
After winning his first title of the season, Djokovic points to Roland Garros, who starts at 22: “I’ve improved in recent weeks and I knew that my best stage on clay always came at this time. Nothing is better than going to Roland Garros. titled “.
Djokovic has also improved his winning record against the top ten opponents, now with 232 wins and 106 losses, the best in-ring record since Categoriesin 1973.
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