Internazionali BNL d’Italia Sunday Men’s Tennis Reuslts

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Internazionali BNL d'Italia Tennis News
Internazionali BNL d’Italia
Rome, Italy


Singles – Final
[2] A. Murray (GBR) d [1] N. Djokovic (SRB) 63 63

Doubles – Final
[5] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) d [8] V. Pospisil (CAN) / J. Sock (USA) 26 63 10-7
– Andy Murray celebrated his 29th birthday by claiming the Rome title, becoming the first British man to win at the Foro Italico since Patrick Hughes in 1931.
– Murray, who will return to No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings on Monday, defeated four-time champion Novak Djokovic for his 12th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy.
– The Scot now owns a 22-5 win-loss mark in 2016, ending the Serb’s 17-match winning streak against Top 10 opponents.
– Djokovic was denied in his quest for an unprecedented 30th Masters 1000 title. He would have become the first tennis player to exceed $100,000,000 in prize money.
– Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan captured their fourth Rome title and 36th at the Masters 1000 level, defeating Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock.
– The American twins have now won titles at the ATP World Tour 250 level (Houston), 500 level (Barcelona) and Masters 1000 level this year.

What The Players Said

Murray: “”It’s mostly great players have won this event, so I’m very proud to have my name on the trophy. Today against Novak is nice. I know he didn’t play his best today. But there were still some tough moments for me in the second set. I saved the break points well and held strong. And overall it was a great week for me. I didn’t lose a set.”

Djokovic: “I had a long couple of weeks, especially the last couple of days. I knew it’s going to be very hard for me, an uphill ride against Andy today, who was playing throughout the week at a very high level. To compete with him in long exchanges and rallies that we do have in our encounters, they require a lot more energy and better performance from my side which didn’t happen.

“Not taking anything away from Andy’s win. On the contrary, I think he deserved to win and deserved to win the entire tournament, because he was the best player. He was the player that played in the best form throughout the entire tournament.”

Bob Bryan: “We’re sharing a room this week. [Mike] fell asleep around 2:30, 2:45 a.m., because he started snoring. We drank so much coffee last night that I was wired. It was a 12-hour turnaround. Our bodies don’t turn around quickly anymore.”

Mike Bryan: “The rain delay definitely helped us. Our coach [David Macpherson] was back in the locker room, where we had about 15 minutes, and he said, ‘Fire it up!’ We were kind of flat in the first set and weren’t playing with a lot of energy. We had a late match and Bob went to bed at 4 a.m. in the morning. So we were kind of dazed and confused. We were bouncing around in the second set. We played a good Match tie-break, which can go either way.”

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