Rafael Nadal of Spain in action against Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay during their match at the ATP Cup in Perth on Monday. Associated Press
World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a sluggish start to lift his fifth Italian Open title on Monday, defeating Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-5 6-3 for a record 36th ATP Masters crown.
Nadal and Djokovic were both expected back on court to play the decisive doubles rubber that will decide which country wins the 24-nation tournament.
"Every time I get to play Rafa we get to play a lot of exciting points. There were some incredible exchanges today," said Djokovic.
Rafael Nadal suffered an upset singles loss but made amends in the doubles to keep Spain alive at the ATP Cup Friday, with Novak Djokovic also surviving a scare before rallying
Leicester won the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s 137-year history on Saturday as Youri Tielemans’s sensational strike beat Chelsea 1-0 in front of 22,000 fans at Wembley.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal had starkly different days at the Italian Open on Saturday. Djokovic regained his cool after throwing his racket off the court in a grueling,
Zinedine Zidane hinted on Saturday he could leave as coach of Real Madrid at the end of the season, saying he believes “there comes a time when it’s the moment to change”.