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Novak Djokovic for a place in the final of the Italian Masters. Nadal is looking for an eighth crown in Rome, one that would take him back to the top of the rankings. Djokovic, who was long the only serious challenger to Nadal on clay, would surely truly set the cat amongst the pigeons with victory here, so close to the French Open. But who will reach Sunday’s final?
Nadal and Djokovic in the Open Era. It is the Serb who has a narrow advantage having won 26 of those matches. That included seven consecutive victories in 2011, including in the finals in Madrid and Rome. Djokovic also put together another seven match winning run to take the lead in the head-to-head series between 2015 and 2016, during which time he didn’t drop a single set and finally defeated Nadal at Roland Garros.
Nadal began his Italian Open campaign in the second round after a bye in the first. There he thrashed Damir Dzumhur 6-1 6-0. That earned him the chance for revenge against Denis Shapovalov who beat him in a memorable clash last year in Montreal. Nadal took his opportunity, knocking out the Canadian teenager 6-4 6-1. He next faced the last Italian standing, Fabio Fognini.
Djokovic was without a first round bye in Rome for the first time in his career. He thus opened his tournament against Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov, who has been ranked as high as world #13. However, he is currently ranked outside the top 50 and has never been at his best on the clay. He was swiftly accounted for by Djokovic,