The Rome Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic has been re-scheduled to Monday due to heavy rain in Rome on Sunday.
So it is final now: Nadal has already qualified for the final beating fellow countryman Ferrero.
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Now the world no.2 and the defending champion Novak Djokovic beats world no.2 Swiss Roger Federer 6-2, 7-6(4) Saturday-Sunday night and moves to the final to defend his title, Nadal has to be very assertive and resilient if he want to dominate the Serb.
Both Nadal and Djokovic have met 31 times before Sunday's title due and Nadal has a winning edge of 17-14 over the Serb. And of 13 matches of played on clay, Nadal has won all but two which were won over by Djokovic. Nadal last won on clay against Djokovic was at Monte Carlo 2012, and last lost to Djokovic here at Rome in 2011.
In the last ten matches played by both, the Serb has lost twice at the hands of Nadal at Monte Carlo and Tipsarevic at Madrid. Nadal on the other hand has lost once at Madrid at the hands of F. Verdasco.
So while Novak Djokovic will try to defend his title Sunday, Nadal would try to avenge the Blues of the blue clay of Madrid.
The final of Internazionali BNL d'Italia - Rome, Italy was scheduled for Sunday 20th May at 14:00 GMT, however due to rain at Rome Sunday afternoon, the match has now been re-scheduled for Monday, 21 May at 10:00 GMT
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