What a day in Rome!
After the rain wiped out the entire schedule on Wednesday most of the players had to compete twice in a super packed Thursday. There was so much action that was extremely difficult to follow everything. Here what happened with the big 3.
Nole was in great form to concede just 7 games in 2 matches after defeating Denis Shapovalov 6-1 6-3 and Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 6-0. The world no.1 is now in the quarters, and he has not lost a set since Monte Carlo. The Serbian sensation will face Juan Martin Del Porto in the quarters. The head to head is 15-4 for Nole that leads 3-0 on clay.
If Djokovic was great Rafa was just unbelievable. The Spanish sensation conceded 2 games in 2 matches after trashing Jeremy Chardy 6-0 6-1 (67 minutes) and Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-1 6-0 (62 minutes).
Rafa will face Fernando Verdasco in the quarter that impressed after beating Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 7-5 in 2 hours and 43 minutes and Karen Khachanov 7-5 3-6 6-3 in 2 hours and 9 minutes. The head to head is 16-3 for Nadal (7-1 on clay, but 7-0 on red clay).
Roger had an incredible day. After dismissing Joao Sousa in the opening match 6-4 6-3 in 80 minutes, the Swiss sensation won an incredible match against Borna Coric 2-6 6-4 7-6 (7) after saving 2 match points when he was 4-6 down in the final tiebreak.
Roger will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarters. The Greek had an excellent run on Thursday after he dismissed 2 Italians. Before he beat the upcoming Jannik Sinner 6-3 6-2, and then he defeated Fabio Fognini 6-4 6-3. The head to head is 1-all, but they have never played on clay so far.
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WHAT A DAY!
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