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Rafael Nadal is through to the Rome Masters final. It was quite easy for the defending champion to defeat Grigor Dimitrov in the semifinals.
On Friday, the worlds no. one had to battle past Andy Murray in three sets. The Bulgarian opponent was lighter enough for him to win through straight sets 6-2 6-2 in just over an hour and 20 minutes.
“I played a solid match and was very good with my backhand,”
Reported by ATPWorldTour.com.
From his speech, it was clear that he was happy playing a great match. And he is expecting a lot of positive things about the Rome Masters final. Nadal thinks that match as a good confirmation of playing better with the forehand flying and top spins.
It will be the eighth crown for the Spaniard in the Italian capital. On the contrary it was a slightly more circuitous route for his Serb adversary as to play the fifth Rome Masters final.
But definitely Novak Djokovic is the world’s no. two right now. At the past game, he was out on court nearly three hours against Canada’s Milos Raonic. But he prevailed eventually in three sets 6-7 (7/5) 7-6 (7/4) 6-3.
“It was a big win, it gives me a lot of strength and belief that I hope I can carry into tomorrow’s final and the rest of the season”
He felt the opponent playing at high level. Especially his serve totally made him helpless. After the game Djokovic told that he couldn’t really read the serve.
Sara Errani is through to Sunday’s final, over in the women’s draw.
World no. 11, Errani is going to be the first Italian winner since Raffaella Reggi triumphed in 1985.
But as a matter of fact she will face the world no. one Serena Williams in the final. Serena needed three sets (6-1 3-6 6-1) to see off her opponent Ana Ivanovic.
William is looking to clinch a third title in Rome. The American has a 6-0 record against Errani in Dubai. But she doesn’t want to underestimate her opponent for the final.
Williams said of Errani
“I think she has improved immensely in the just the last two weeks”
Reported by WTATennis.com
Errani has taken her game to another level. She must be having a lot of confidence having beaten two really good Top 10 players. And William needs to do a lot of work to beat her as everyone believes Errani has nothing to lose.