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Internazionali BNL d'Italia Sunday Men's Tennis Results






Rome, Italy
May 12-18, 2014
Red Clay/Outdoors


Singles - Final

[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [1] R Nadal (ESP) 46 63 63

Doubles - Final

[6] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d R Haase (NED) / F Lopez (ESP) 64 76(2)

•    Djokovic stepped up his bid for a return to No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings when he lifted the Internazionali BNL d’Italia trophy for a third time (2008, '11).
•    The World No. 2 added a 19th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy and has now won five of the past seven titles at the level.
•    The soon-to-be 27 year old (on 22 May) is tied at No. 13 with Thomas Muster in the Open Era titles leader list, with 44 crowns.
•    For the first time in 10 years, seven-time Rome champion Nadal will enter Roland Garros with only one European clay court title (the Mutua Madrid Open).
•    Nestor and Zimonjic picked up their 27th tour-level team title when they captured the Internazionali BNL d'Italia doubles title for a second time (2009).
•    Nestor, who also won the Rome title with Mark Knowles in 1997 and 2006, improved to an 85-55 record in doubles titles matches. Zimonjic, also a titlist with Fabrice Santoro at the Foro Italico in 2007, is now 52-33 in finals.


"It's been a great week considering where I've been a few weeks ago with the wrist injury. Luckily for me, I played with no pain and increased the level of tennis as the week went on. I've had some tough matches. Four out of five matches were three-setters and I had to come back from one set down yesterday against Raonic and today again. That gives me a lot of confidence. Winning against Rafa in the final of a big tournament on clay, his preferred surface, is definitely a confidence booster."

Nadal: "I felt that Novak was pushing me and has a great talent to play inside the lines. I think this week is important for me. I have won 600 points. I was able to play in another final here. I was able to compete well against one of the best players of the moment. I arrive to Roland Garros now more encouraged that what I did a few weeks ago."

: "It’s always nice to go back-to-back. I think the way we have been winning, we have shown a lot of resilience and we have dealt with situations that arise in matches. I think it is good going into a Grand Slam and if we keep that up at Roland Garros – because nothing is easy – and are mentally tough as we are now, we will give ourselves a chance to win."

Zimonjic: "We were down in both sets and played some great games to get back in the match. The whole week was completely different to Madrid, where we started really well and did not lose a set. We had a tough draw this week, with really good opponents, but found a way to win. We saved a match point in the first match (d. Anderson-Melzer) and match point in the semi-finals (d. Bryans). It was very, very difficult."

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