ROME – Rafael Nadal confirms himself king of Rome.
The Spanish tennis player , defending champion of the Italian Internationals, defeated the Serbian Novak Djokovic in three sets (6-0 4-6 6-1) in two hours and 25 minutes of play. For Nadal it is the ninth career success on the red earth of the Foro Italico. At the end of the final, Djokovic recognized the value of the opponent and admitted to being very tired from a physical point of view.
Nadal exults after triumphing in Rome: "I won in the most beautiful city in the world".
"It was an incredible week, I still remember my first victory here in 2005, and many years later it means a lot to go home with the cup". So Rafael Nadal at the time of the award ceremony on the Central of the Foro Italico after having conquered the ninth career success at the Internazionali d'Italia in Rome.
"Everyone knows that this is the most beautiful city in the world and for me it is always an honor to play here" added the Spaniard, then honoring the defeated opponent, the Serbian Djokovic. "I congratulate Novak – said Nadal – for the season and the career. It was a beautiful and difficult game, I wish you good luck for next week in Paris ", where Roland Garros will be played.
"I don't want to talk about fatigue – Djokovic's words – simply Rafa today was too strong, I congratulate him. I managed to make a set and I hope people enjoyed it "(source Ansa).
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