The Serbian champ Novak Djokovic has remained unstoppable in his collection of titles this year. He has dominated the Rome Finals and just grabbed the 5-year old title from the world’s top seeded Rafael Nadal. In Djokovic’s career, this win would be marking his 37th for this year alone and 39th overall. He is chasing to the record of Guillermo Vilas of 46 consecutive wins, set in 1977.
Djokovic’s performance in the Rome Finals has been that superb after making Nadal appeared to be doing all the chasing and the second best in the match. The Serb didn’t let the match entered the 3rd set and ended it with the official score of 6-4 6-4. He once defeated the “Clay King” (Nadal) in Madrid Open and now he’s adding the Rome Masters in the list.
Djokovic’s winning streak started in the Australian Open last January followed by Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami, Belgrade and Madrid. His last match to get into the finals of Rome Masters has been so thrilling after he rallied a 3-hour game against Andy Murray. However, it didn’t affect his game against Nadal. No trace of tiredness has been spotted on him.
“Whatever the conditions I needed to step into the court and take chances and be aggressive. That’s really the only way against Nadal on clay,” Djokovic said.
The Spaniard praised and congratulated his opponent. “He’s doing amazing things, he’s very tough mentally and physically. Every week he’s winning matches, he’s playing fantastically, he’s doing a lot of things very well and he has a lot of confidence,” said Nadal.