PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win tenth Rome Masters

Rafael Nadal beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 to win the Italian Open on Sunday in Rome for his second win of the season and his tenth title at the event. It was the 57th meeting between the two rivals, and Djokovic now leads 29-28.

This was their ninth meeting in Rome, and their sixth in the final. Rafa now leads Djokovic 6-3 in Rome, and 4-2 in finals there.

The only tournaments Rafa has won more often than the Italian Open are the French Open, Barcelona and Monte Carlo.

33 comments

  1. Novak post match-โ€œ…me, Rafa, and Roger, we are reinventing the Next Gen…..we are the Next Gen…
    we are still there winning tournaments…โ€๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ

    • BRAVO!! – Congrats Rafa Champ! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

  2. Ana Maria the biggest fanโค๏ธ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ says:

    Rafa you are the King of Clay vamosssssss champ I watch you since 2005 Iโ€™m a big fan you are the best player and a great person we love you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ชโค๏ธ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ†

  3. Congrats to Rafa, well done! Heโ€™s able to win despite not at his best, what a fighter!

  4. So exciting to see Rafa pull this win off. Hope his 2 falls didnt do any damage to his body. What a comeback after the disastorios 2nd set. I keep wondering if Carlos Moya was there. I didnt see him, so he would be there without either coach.

  5. Enhorabuena Rafa!!, una vezas lo has hecho ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป. Sabemos que era muy importante para tรญ, lo mismo para nosotros!! ๐Ÿ˜€. Contentos de verte felรญz ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Œ.
    Vamos Rafa, nuestro campeรณn, Orgullo y Honor
    โšก๐ŸŒช๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  6. Wow, this turned out to be closer than I thought. Well done Rafa. Clutch when it mattered. Congratulations.

  7. That was so hard and yet so wonderful to watch. Well done Rafa!! I almost gave up, but I knew he wouldn’t! And those damn lines – Marco the court maintenance guy needs to be fired. Thankfully Rafa has no more than a few minor battle scars. So happy for him, it’s a great win.

  8. Fantastik!!!! Belisimo!!!! So happy for you Rafa..
    Who says your getting too old?!! NOT!

  9. Congratulations Rafa,I knew you could do it. I’m so happy and proud if you..

  10. I’m so pleased for Rafa. Seeing the sheer delight he showed at winning, it was as though it was his first masters title. A great confidence booster fir RG.

  11. Vamooooooosss! Well done Rafa, great fight and well deserved. Enjoy the moment, take rest and than all in for Paris. Vamos Rafaโค๏ธ

  12. ENHORABUENA!!!! BIEN BIEN BIEN, me alegro Rafa, has tirado y sacado tu raza d campeรณn, SIEMPRE CONTIGO

  13. Campeon Rafael Nadal๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค›๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽพโค๏ธYou emphatically met your objective-enjoy the moment-
    You earned it-congratulations๐Ÿ‘‘

  14. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ โค๏ธ
    #10 ๐Ÿ† for Rafa ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    • La dรฉcima Mimi. Your prediction was right on.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

      Rafa had said before the match that his preparation for RG was complete regardless of todayโ€™s outcome but this victory is very sweet.

      Big shout out and thank you to MF Perello for being there all week in both Barcelona and Rome. Rafaโ€™s beautiful good luck charm๐Ÿ’•

      • Yes yesโ€ฆ.. Pauline, so happy!
        Looks like you and I love Maria so much too?๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Yes Mimi I admit to having a girl crush on Maria. Love her style. Just ordered her Zara jacket.

        This evening I will enjoy replaying the entire match, watching without tension and fast forwarding through the commercials.

        Wishing Rafa and la familia a wonderful two week break.

      • ๐Ÿ˜ƒ good for you๐Ÿ‘ enjoy the jacket.
        I am watching the replay on TC right now, and will probably watch on TC plus later, donโ€™t know how many times yet from now before the FO LOL.

      • Yes, I agree. Congratulations to you and all the Rafa fans here and all over the world.

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