Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos to clinch Madrid Open Title


Madrid: The World No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas with 6-3, 6-4 score in the finals of the Madrid Open on Sunday.

With this, the World no 1 equalled Rafael Nadal’s record of 33 ATP Masters 1000 titles. It is also Djokovic’s 200th victory against a Top 10 opponent.

Djokovic was in control from the start against his 20-year-old Greek opponent and was trying to become the first player to win three tour titles this season.

The Serb broke Tsitsipas early in the first set and late in the second to comfortably close out the match at the Magic Box center court, securing his 14th clay title and 74th overall without dropping a set.

On the other hand, Kiki Bertens beat Simona Halep to become the first woman ever to win the championship without dropping a set.

Similarly, in the doubles final, Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau defeated Thiem and Diego Schwartzman with 6-2, 6-3 scoreline.

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