Rafael Nadal finally has a title in 2019.
Nadal, the No. 2 player in the world, beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, 6-0, 4-6, 6-1, to win the Italian Open on Sunday in Rome for his first win of the season and his ninth title at the event. It was Nadal’s first clay court final win over Djokovic since the 2014 French Open. It was the 54th meeting between the two rivals, and Djokovic now leads 28-26.