Rafa reigns in Rome
The colossal and tightly contested match bore witness to both stalwarts refusing to open up in a pain-staking 76 minute opener before a lack-lustered approach from the Serbian, spear-headed by a determined Spaniard became the factor on the day as frustration got the best of the World no. 1
Six-times French Open champion Nadal’s deserved victory saw his return to the No. 2 rank following his drop to third on the overall ATP rankings last week.
With the French Open and Wimbledon looming, Nadal has also regained his old supremacy over the man who took his No 1 ranking last year after beating him in seven consecutive finals setting up this year’s Roland Garros to be one of the most exhilarating tournaments in recent years should these two kingpin’s meet up!