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Novak Djokovic wins Fifth Roman Crown


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Sep, 2020. 02:48 pm
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Novak Djokovic

Serbian Tennis Star and the World No 1  Novak Djokovic made a spectacular come back from a double break down in the first set to defeat Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 and claim a record-breaking 36th Masters 1000 crown at the Foro Italico in Rome.

Novak Djokovic lifted his fifth Roman crown and the record 36th Masters title, winning one more than Rafael Nadal.

After winning the title. Djokovic said “Turning to Paris, I couldn’t ask for a better tournament here in Rome. Another big title and I’m super pleased,”

“I don’t think I played my best tennis throughout the entire week, but I think I found my best tennis when I needed it in the decisive moments.”

“It was a great week. A very challenging week.”

He went on to say that “I don’t think I played my best tennis throughout the entire week, but I think I found my best tennis when I needed it the most in the decisive moments today, yesterday [and in] practically every match.”

Despite a fantastic start, with two breaks to lead 3-0, Diego Schwartzman who hails from Argentina,  could not keep the momentum going against the Serbian Tennis icon.

For Djokovic, it was the first since 2015, having finished runner-up three times since including last year to Nadal.

Prior to his wins in New York and Rome, Djokovic also claimed the 2019 Rolex Paris Masters trophy.

Ahead of Nadal

Djokovic has left Nadal to become the oldest champion in tournament history. The 33-year-old improves to 5-5 in Rome championship matches, one year after falling to a 32-year-old Nadal in last year’s championship match.