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Djokovic defeats Schwartzman to setup meeting with Nadal in Rome final

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By ITN News Editor May 19, 2019 13:28

Djokovic defeats Schwartzman to setup meeting with Nadal in Rome final

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal won to set up an Italian Open final meeting.World number one Djokovic overcame Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-7(2) 6-3 and will face second seed Nadal for the 54th time, ahead of this month’s French Open.The Serbian triumphed in last week’s Madrid Open and has a chance to win back-to-back clay-court titles after overcoming the spirited Schwartzman in two hours 31 minutes.Schwartzman, playing in a Masters 1000 semi-final for the first time, fought back from losing the first set in 36 minutes to take the second after a dominant tiebreak, but Djokovic got the crucial break in the sixth game of the deciding set to clinch victory.Djokovic leads his head-to-head with Nadal by 28 wins to 25, but the Spaniard has dominated on clay with 16 victories to the Serbian’s seven.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 19, 2019 13:28

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