Italian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic sets up final vs Rafael Nadal after ending Lorenzo Sonego's dream run
It's' Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal on Super Sunday in the final of Italian Masters 2021. The World No.1 and defending champion battled his way through in 5 sets across 2 matches on Saturday to reach his 11th final at the Masters 1000 tournament and set up his 57th meeting with the King of Clay. Both the gladiators of the sport are looking to win their first title of the season on the red dirt in the lead up to French Open, starting later this month.
Novak Djokovic fended off a stern threat from local hero Lorenzo Sonego 6-3, 5-7 (2), 6-2 in a pulsating semi-final battle that extended to 2 hours and 44 minutes under the lights in front of fans who were cheering for the Italian player.