- Eight From Eight For Rafa – via ATP
“Eight finals in a row is wonderful. Four to five months ago it was impossible to think about this. I hope to play very well. Any result will be fantastic.”
- Italian Open final features two of the best rivalries in tennis – via tennis.si.com
It will be the first meeting in a final between the two since the 2011 French Open, where Nadal prevailed 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1. Nadal leads the head to head 19-10 with a 12-2 edge on clay.
- Federer: “I’ve Got To Take It To Rafa” – via ATP
“I hope this time I have a better chance than at Indian Wells, where things were a bit difficult for me. He’s had an incredible comeback, so I’m really happy for him. But someone has got to stop him, so I hope it’s me.”
- Rome Masters: SF full match video
- Defending Rome champion Rafael Nadal discusses his comprehensive performance on Saturday after dismissing Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals: Rome 2013 Saturday Interview Nadal