Second seed Nadal won through 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in 2hr 49min against the defending champion in the 57th career showdown between the pair.
''It's amazing I have this trophy in my hands for a 10th time, something impossible to imagine,'' said the world number three who also equaled Djokovic's record of 36 ATP Masters 1000 titles in his 12th Rome final.
''I remember the first final I won here in Rome back in 2005 against (Guillermo) Coria which lasted five hours,'' recalled the 34-year-old of his five-set battle past the Argentine.
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BUCKS OUST NETS
Antetokounmpo outduels Durant, Milwaukee in conference finals
Greater mobility for seniors after long lockdown
After more than a year of lockdown, fully vaccinated senior citizens are now allowed to go out in General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Quarantine (MGCQ) areas, subject to presentation of a duly issued COVID-19 vaccination card and strict observance of prescribed health and safety protocols.
US marks end of slavery on new ‘Juneteenth' national holiday
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Fever clinic in Olympic Village
MEMBERS of the media wait to take part in a tour of the Olympic Village which will be used during the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.
A father of 4 earns college degree at 36
FATHER'S DAY FEATURE
Why Filipino mobile gamers are excited about Infinix
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This city's vaccination program includes a free house, motorcycles, groceries, and cash
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‘Repurposed' HCW benefits to be converted to cash - DOH
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MANN OF THE HOUR
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Honoring heroic Filipinos on Father's Day
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