'Inspirational' Djokovic wins third Madrid title and 33rd Masters - Omni Sports

ATP Madrid Rafael Nadal improves his game to dismiss Frances Tiafoe

He, therefore, will take heart from the fact that he was able to easily meet the challenge of Canadian teenager, Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round, winning in straight set with ease.

In the second set, Tsitsipas showed more drive and held serve to 4-4, but the Serb broke him in the ninth game, taking the set 6-4 and grabbing the title. "I've been improving but obviously the body remains a bit debilitated for a while".

Nadal lost to Fabio Fognini in Monte Carlo and Dominic Thiem in Barcelona, and the defeat to the up-and-coming Tsitsipas in Madrid came after a quarter-final win over Stan Wawrinka that Nadal called his best match on clay this season.

Tsitsipas was impressed with how Djokovic wrapped up the win in 91 excruciating minutes.

Nadal slipped behind in the opening game on a breezy Manolo Santana, but he was immediately gifted a leveller as both players continued to go long on serve. I'll be able to try to win this kind of tournament that I was not able to win this year. "What I have to do is to be fit and to play properly and have a high tennis level".

Tsitsipas, who will reach a career-high No. 7 ranking this week, won titles in Estoril and Marseille, and reached the final in Dubai, where he lost to Federer.

It was the third straight semifinal elimination for Nadal, adding to his worst start to the clay swing since 2015. The 17-time Grand Slam champion converted four of his 10 break opportunities, with the last one coming on his sixth-match point of the final game. I've always wanted to end my career like this.

Novak Djokovic celebrated a lot more than a record-tying 33rd Masters 1000 title at the Madrid Open.

Rafa has eased to three wins from three, without dropping a set, in their previous three meetings, but again, these head to head clashes lack context to the current match-up.

"I feel happy with my performance, but at the same time, I feel empty", said Tsitsipas. The Argentine had last played in Delray Beach in February, losing in the quarterfinals.

Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Itally's Andreas Seppi 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

No. 14 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia, the only seeded player in action, defeated Hungary's Marton Fucsovics 6-1, 7-6 (2). On the women's side, Kiki Bertens quietly emerged as the last woman standing.

Sometimes you have to tip your hat and say "too good". "He had a very late night", Djokovic said.

"Now I am feeling better in matches and I think everyone gives me the chance to get better".

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