By Ron Howells •
Published: 16 May 2021 • 20:18
Rafael Nadal Beats World Number One Novak Djokovic At The Rome Masters.
Rafael Nadal beat world number one Novak Djokovic to win a 10th Italian Open title on Sunday, May 16- Nadal also equalled Djokovic’s record of 36 ATP Masters 1000 titles in his 12th Rome final.
“It’s amazing I have this trophy in my hand for the 10th time, it’s something impossible to imagine,” said Nadal.
Second seed Nadal won through 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in 2 hours 49 minutes against the defending champion in the 57th career showdown between the pair.
Both players dropped serve early on in the first set before Nadal took it after securing the key break at 5-5. Djokovic dominated the second set but paid for not taking two break points in the fifth game of the decider.
A stunning backhand from Spaniard Nadal saw him break the Serb in the next game before he went on to hold his serve and nerve to close out the match.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
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