Rome Masters

Pouille Beats Thiem for Maiden Title at Moselle Open

September 25, 2016

Lucas Pouille won his maiden title earlier this afternoon, defeating top seed and No. 10-ranked Austrian Dominic Thiem 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the final of the Moselle Open in Metz. Ever since reaching the semifinals at the Rome Masters in May, Pouille has been on quite a roll. The 22-year-old Frenchman backed up his performance […]

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Djokovic Outlasts Nadal in Rome Masters Quarterfinals

May 13, 2016

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic edged past Rafael Nadal 7-5, 7-6 (4) in a thrilling quarterfinal match at the Rome Masters Friday afternoon — a contest more resembling a final than a quarterfinal clash. Djokovic rallied from a break down in each set and fended off five set points in the second set to defeat […]

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Djokovic Overcomes Nadal to Win Italian Open in Rome

May 18, 2014

Novak Djokovic stormed back from a first set deficit to defeat Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Sunday afternoon and win his third Italian Open title. The win was Djokovic’s fourth straight over the No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Spaniard, and improved the Serb’s record to 19-22 against his long-time rival. Djokovic’s third Masters crown of the […]

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Nadal Routs Federer to Win Italian Open

May 19, 2013

Rumors of Roger Federer’s demise just might be true. Either that or Rafael Nadal just might be too good. Defending champion Nadal thoroughly dismantled the error-prone Swiss icon 6-1, 6-3 in the finals of the Italian Open Sunday afternoon. The title was Nadal’s record 24th Masters crown and seventh at the Foro Italico. Since returning […]

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Murray Upends Weary Djokovic to Win Cincinnati Masters

August 21, 2011

The wear and tear of a truly remarkable season finally took its toll on Novak Djokovic today as Andy Murray stunned the No. 1-ranked Serb in the finals of the Western & Southern Open in sultry Cincinnati. Murray led 6-4, 3-0 when a fatigued Djokovic retired with a shoulder injury just minutes before a downpour […]

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Djokovic Defeats Nadal Again to Keep Streak Alive

May 15, 2011

Ding dong! The Clay Master is toast. Well, not really. But Novak Djokovic has certainly put a world of hurt upon Rafael Nadal’s hold on Numero Uno and virtual clay-court invincibility. The No. 2-ranked Djokovic defeated Nadal 6-4, 6-4 Sunday evening to win the Rome Masters and bag his second win over Rafa in two […]

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Nadal Tops Federer to Win Madrid Masters

May 17, 2010

Rafael Nadal won his record 18th Masters Series title yesterday, defeating reigning-champion Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the final of the Madrid Masters. The win boosted Nadal’s record to 15-0 on the European clay-court swing leading up to the French Open and broke a tie with Andre Agassi for most Masters titles. Nadal won […]

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Nadal Defeats Ferrer for 5th Rome Masters

May 2, 2010

No. 3 seed Rafael Nadal won his fifth Rome Masters crown earlier today, dispatching fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 in one hour and 44 minutes in a match twice interrupted by rain. Nadal, who ended an 11-month title drought two weeks ago with a win in Monte Carlo, picked up his 27th clay-court title […]

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Nadal Trounces Verdasco for Monte Carlo Crown

April 18, 2010

The Clay Master is back. Truth be known, he never went away. Rafael Nadal won his sixth straight Monte Carlo Masters earlier today, thrashing fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 6-1 in a brutal display of punishing clay-court tennis. The title was Nadal’s first since May of last year, when he won the Rome Masters. Nadal […]

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Is Nadal’s Reign of Dominance Over?

October 31, 2009

Rafael Nadal has not won a tournament since the Rome Masters in May. Since then, the No. 2-ranked Spaniard has gone seven straight tournaments without a win, while losing his No. 1 ranking to Roger Federer on July 6. Most players would consider the 23-7 record Rafa has posted in that span a success, but […]

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