Swiatek and Djokovic win Italian Open titles in timely boost for Roland Garros


  • Djokovic clinches first title since Paris Masters in November
  • Swiatek extends winning run to 28 games with final victory

If there were any lingering doubts about Novak Djokovic’s form as the French Open approaches, he has methodically addressed them with his racket over the course of the past week. In the Italian Open final on Sunday, he first soared and then efficiently dealt with adversity before defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 7-6 (5).

After clinching his 1,000th career victory on Saturday, Djokovic has now won a record-extending 38 Masters 1000 titles and six Italian Open titles in 12 finals. It was his first title since the Paris Masters in November after barely playing in the first three months of the year and being deported from Australia because of his decision not to take a Covid vaccination. Djokovic defeated top-10 players in three consecutive matches in Rome and Tsitsipas, ranked fifth, is his biggest scalp of the year.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at the Foro Italico
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