Italian Open: Djokovic beats Schwartzman, reaches final

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News ID: 39523
Publish Date: 8:55 - 19 May 2019
TEHRAN, May 19 -Novak Djokovic has reached his ninth Italian Open final, after defeating Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 2 sets to 1.

Italian Open: Djokovic beats Schwartzman, reaches finalTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -The 15-time grand slam winner had an easy task in the opener after finishing it 6-3 in his favor.

Schwartzman showed some resilience in the second and managed to stop the Serb with a 7-6 to send the match to a decider.

Djokovic, who is in great form, piled up the pressure, and won it 6-3, to wrap up the match in 2 hours and 32 minutes. The 4-time Rome champion, has now set-up a final showdown with world number two, Rafael Nadal, on Sunday, which will be the 54th meeting between the two greats.

Djokovic and Nadal have also won 33 Masters 1000 titles each.

That’s while, Nadal swept past Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in straight sets, to advance to his 50th Masters 1000 final.

The 17-time grand slam winner, stormed into a 3-love lead in the opener, after breaking the Greek in the second game on Saturday, and maintained the gap to see the set out at 6-3.

Nadal also made light work of Tsitsipas in the second set to claim it 6-4, and wrap up the victory in one hour and 42 minutes.


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