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Rafael Nadal beats top-ranked Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-3 to win Italian Open for record 6th time
ROME (AP) ' Rafael Nadal beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-3 on Monday to win the Italian Open for a record sixth time.
Djokovic had 41 unforced errors, including a double-fault on the last point to give Nadal his 49th career title.
Djokovic played well at the start, but the turning point came midway through the 10th game when a line judge called the Serb's shot out. The umpire overruled the decision, but Nadal won the replayed point then held his serve to make it 5-5.