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Tennis: Djokovic stuns Nadal to win Rome Masters

Published on May 19, 2014 6:13 AM

ROME (AFP) - Novak Djokovic fought back to stun defending champion and seven-time winner Rafael Nadal to claim the Rome Masters 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.

Serbia’s world number two Djokovic claimed his third title on the red clay of Rome, having won in 2008 and 2011, the latter with victory over his Spanish rival.

Sunday’s win was also Djokovic’s 19th career Masters title and his 19th win against Nadal in 41 meetings.

Djokovic came to Rome having missed out on the Madrid Open as he continued his recovery from a wrist injury that he suffered at the Monte Carlo Masters.

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