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Nadal tops Djokovic in Italian Open final

May 21, 2012 at 10:22 AM   |   Comments

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ROME, May 21 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal won the Italian Open title for the sixth time Monday, beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

Nadal took his third clay-court title of the year with a 7-5, 6-3 decision over the top-ranked Serb.

The Spaniard's victory came six days before the French Open, the second major of the year, which Nadal also has won six times.

Nadal did not drop a set in the Rome event.

He also won Monte Carlo and Barcelona tournaments on clay this year.

Nadal has 49 titles in his ATP career. Thirty-five of them have been on clay surfaces.

Topics: Rafael Nadal
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