Novak Djokovic (ATP-18) has Wednesday placed before the eighth finals of the Masters 1,000 of Rome (gravel/4.872.105 euro). The Serb knocked the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (ATP-74) in two sets (6-4, 6-2).
With this victory, the balance of Djokovic in the positive. The 30-year-old tennis player won this year seven times, while he has six times had to leave the cup. Still, it was not an easy match for Djokovic. In the first set made the Serbian a few major errors and he had to fight for its storage to be retained in the seventh game. When the 4-4 was, he took the reins in his hands and he achieved five points in a row.
Djokovic fell from the first place on the world ranking to the 18th place, its lowest ranking in twelve years. In the eighth finals, he stands eye-to-eye with the Spaniard Albert Ramos Vinolas (ATP-41), which the American John cheney, who (ATP-9) off in three true sets: 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/5). .