Friday, May 14, 2021 05:27 AM (GMT+7)
(Sports news, tennis news) The quarter-finals of the Rome Masters will see two very remarkable matches, Djokovic vs. Tsitsipas, and Nadal vs Zverev.
Novak Djokovic  – Stefanos Tsitsipas : Around 6:30 p.m., May 14, men’s singles quarterfinals
Djokovic easily beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2, 6-1 after just 70 minutes. With this victory, the Serbian tennis player reached the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters for the 15th time after 15 appearances.
Djokovic’s most impressive statistic in that match was his performance in return games. The Serbian has won up to 30 points from a maximum of 54 points from Davidovich Fokina’s serves, which shows that Djokovic is gradually returning to the top form of this year’s clay season.
Meanwhile, Tsitsipas defeated Berrettini of the host country to reach the quarterfinals. The Greek tennis player won with the scores 7-6 (3), 6-2 to reach the second time in his career in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters.
Djokovic is currently leading Tsitsipas with a score of 4-2 in head-to-head record. The two players have met twice before on clay, at Madrid Masters 2019 and Roland Garros 2020, with Djokovic winning both of those encounters.
Tsitsipas is one of the best players on clay this year, but the Greek player’s form has declined since reaching the final of the Barcelona Open, as evidenced by his being eliminated in the first round. 3 Madrid Masters. In contrast, Djokovic seems to be getting better with each clay court match this year, a bad omen for Tsitsipas.
Alexander Zverev  – Rafael Nadal : Around 4:30 PM, May 14, Men’s Singles Quarterfinals
Zverev easily beat Nadal in just two sets with the same score of 6-4 on his way to winning the Madrid Masters championship that ended last week. After only 7 days, fate brought the two players back together in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters.
Zverev just beat Nadal a few days ago
Nadal had to work very hard to overcome Shapovalov in the 3rd round. The world No. 2 player easily lost 3-6 in the first set, and even lost 0-3 in the second set, but his bravery was enough. help “King of Clay” win 6-4 backwards. In the decisive set, the two players struggled and had to enter the tie-break series. Here, Nadal once again showed his class when winning 7-3.
In the next match, it was Zverev’s turn to face Nishikori. Like Nadal, Zverev lost the first set with a score of 4-6 before winning 6-3 in the second set. In the decisive set, the German player had a time of 1-4 lead but excelled. won 2 consecutive breaks to win 6-4.
The confrontation history between the two tennis players is in favor of Nadal with 5 victories in 8 meetings. However, Zverev was the one who won the victory song in the last 3 confrontations. As mentioned above, the German tennis player easily defeated Nadal after only 2 sets in the last quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters. Will Nadal get his debt back or Zverev will have the 4th time in a row sowing sorrow for the “King of Clay”?
In the women’s content, there will also be quarter-final matches. Including some notable matches. Specifically, the 9th seed K.Pliskova will face former champion Roland Garros Ostapenko. Meanwhile, No. 1 seed Barty confronts young American talent Coco Gauff.
Another match that is also worth watching is Svitolina vs Swiatek, the defending champion Roland Garros 2020.
(Video, results Denis Shapovalov – Rafael Nadal, round 3 of Rome Masters) The great battle lasted for more than 3 hours and only won and lost…