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    Italian Open: Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas and bagged the first title

    Novak Djokovic outplayed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) in the final of the Italian Open. With the win, he bagged his first ATP title in 2022. This is Djokovic’s 38th career Masters 1000 title.

    He’s the fifth player in the Open Era who has bagged 1,000 natch wins. He achieved this feat by beating Casper Ruud in the semi-finals and by defeating Tsitsipas he won the first title of this season.

    Djokovic left no stone unturned to perform his best, not even letting Tsitsipas win even a single game as he sealed a victory of 6-0. IN the next set, Tsitsipas outplayed him initially in the fourth game of the set and took a lead of 3-1. Djokovic won the next two service games to take the score to 3-5. Sooner, he made a comeback that broke Tsitsipas and reduce the deficit to 4-5. Finally, the game went into the tie-breaker but Djokovic sealed the win by 7-5.

    What Novak Djokovic has to say about his win?

    “I had a clear game plan and I knew what to expect, so I knew what I had to do, but I did play a perfect first set,After that it was a little tighter. At this level, one or two points can turn a match and he was then back in the game at 4-1 up.” 

    “The match could easily have gone to a third set but I managed to find the right shots at the right time to come back into the match. The tie-break I was maybe an inch better, but it was a tight, tight tie-break for both of us.”

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