After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal looked more like his old, dominant self when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday.
Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to win a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34rd Masters crown on Sunday.
In the women's singles, Konta came from a set behind to beat Dutch world number four Kiki Bertens 5-7 7-5 6-2 and progress to the final, where she will face qualifier Maria Sakkari or fourth seed Karolina Pliskova.
"I'm not mad, but between sad and disappointed", added Osaka, who still hopes to compete at Roland Garros.
Federer and Osaka both won two matches on Thursday after play was backed up due to rain a day earlier.
Dutchwoman Bertens, the sixth seed, had advanced to the semi-finals after world number one Naomi Osaka of Japan retired witha hand injury before their match Friday.Читайте также: Gorgeous Hina Khan makes heads turn at debut Cannes 2019 red carpet
The 17-time Grand Slam victor has looked out of sorts on his favoured clay surface this season, suffering unexpected semi-final exits in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid, the latter of which was against the Greek youngster just last week. "That's why I'm kind of confused right now because I literally woke up in the morning and couldn't move my thumb", Osaka said.
Johanna Konta of Great Britain serves against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in their semifinal match during day seven of the International BNL d'Italia at Foro Italico on May 18, 2019 in Rome, Italy. "There were crucial moments throughout the match, second set and third set, for me to stay in it. Things definitely went my way tonight".
Federer, a four-time finalist in Rome, trailed 0-4 before dropping the first set, coming back in the second and saving two match points in the third set tie-break.
The victor of 17 Grand Slam titles and 33 Masters crowns, is looking for his first trophy of the season, losing four semifinals, as well as one final to Djokovic at the 2019 Australian Open. "I've tried to take what I've learned into the next match and I think I've done that well".
Compared to his attacking display in Madrid last week, Federer's defensive game was particularly sharp.
Despite this, the market has seen fit to ease Nadal from that [1.14] last week to [1.29] today, and I'm in disagreement with its stance.
Fifth seed Dominic Thiem slammed tournament organisers after he was dumped out 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 by Verdasco. "I'm just very happy to have come through".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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