With Roland Garros just around the corner, the appetizer that takes place in the final of the Foro Italico is one of the fat ones, as Rafael Nadal fights with Novak Djokovic, number one who has returned to his best level. The decisive duel of the Rome Masters faces the best on gravel, also the most repeated duel.
For now, Djokovic dominates on aggregate (29-27) while the clutch at the Masters 1000 is at stake, for now, also in his favor (36-35 and 7-6 in finals). But there is no one like Nadal on land, the best of all time on the surface, and the numbers also underscore that the Spaniard rules in the Roman arena, where he won three of the five previous finals.
Djokovic arrives with tired legs, who had to make up a game and had to close two duels the day before, while Rafa feels fresh after taking a breath, also thoroughly preparing the tour on clay. “I have been able to complete my schedule and have spent many hours on the track. I have to adjust a couple of things, but the work is done ”, says the Spaniard. “Hopefully I can have fresh legs. I’ll need it, ”Novak replies. The best tennis is served.