Novak Djokovic wins his first title of the year in Rome 2022

Novak Djokovic

This article was last updated on May 15, 2022

World number one Novak Djokovic won his first tournament of the year with a 6-0 7-6 (7-5) victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Italian Open final.

In a rematch of the 2021 French Open final, Djokovic, 34, started off confidently against a flat Tsitsipas.

Tsitsipas, 23, started better in the second set with an early break before Djokovic broke back, going on to edge the tie-break.

Djokovic’s sixth Italian Open win gives him a record 38 Masters titles.

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