Rafael Nadal (ATP 2) on Sunday for the ninth time, the ATP Masters 1.000 tournament in Rome (clay/5.207.405 euro) to his name. The Spaniard defeated in the final number one of the world Novak Djokovic. The Serb lost after a fickle pot tennis in three sets (6-0, 4-6 and 6-1).
For the 32-year-old Nadal is his ninth title in the Italian capital. He also won last year’s edition, in the final battle, the German Alexander Zverev to beat.
The past weeks had the gravelkoning slight concerns about his vormcurve. In the tournaments in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid, he remained each time in the semi-finals falter.
Nadal prepares for Roland Garros, that about a week starts. The Spaniard won the French grand slam tournament for eleven times and was during the last two editions unapproachable.