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(VIDEO) Roger Federer And Naomi Osaka Withdraw From Rome

Ubitennis reflects on Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from Rome on Friday.

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It wasn’t the best day for the tournament directors of the Italian Open in Rome as world number one Naomi Osaka and 20-time grand slam champion Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament. This meant that Kiki Bertens and Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the semi-finals without hitting a single ball on Friday. 

 

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta reflects on how Osaka and Federer withdrawing from Rome effects the remainder of the tournament.

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VIDEO: Rafael Nadal, Karolina Pliskova Conqueror Rome

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta looks back on the final day of action at this year’s Italian Open.

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After a week full of mayhem both on and off the court, the winners of the 2019 Italian Open have been decided.

 

Under the guidance of four-time winner Conchita Martinez, Kasrolina Pliskova claimed the women’s title. Making her the first Czech woman to triumph in Rome since 1978. Pliskova now has 13 WTA titles to her name, of which three were won on the clay.

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal claimed his ninth trophy at the Foro Italico. The Spaniard disposed of Novak Djokovic in three sets to claim his first title of 2019.

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VIDEO: Novak Djokovic To Lock Horns With Nadal In Rome

Ubitennis looks ahead to the men’s final at this year’s Italian Open.

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Rafa Nadal - Roma 2019 (foto via Twitter, @InteBNLdItalia)

Sunday will see the 54th instalment of one of the greatest rivalries of the Open Era at the Italian Masters in Rome.

 

Novak Djokovic will take on Rafael Nadal in the men’s final. Second seed Nadal is yet to drop a set in the tournament this week and brushed aside Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4, in his semi-final match. Meanwhile, Djokovic has endured a much tougher route. The world No.1 is currently on a eight-match winning streak. In his semi-final match, he ousted Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-3.

Whoever prevails at the Foro Italico will become the most decorated Masters 1000 champion in the Open Era. At present both Nadal and Djokovic have 33 Masters titles each.

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(VIDEO) Another Act Of The Nick Kyrgios Show

Ubitennis reflects of Nick Kyrgios’ week at the Italian Open where he has caused controversy both on and off the court.

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Nick Kyrgios (photo by chryslène caillaud, copyright @Sport Vision)

It has been a week to remember for Nick Kyrgios, but not necessarily for good reasons. The Australian has hit out at some his rivals during a frank interview on the No Challenges Remaining podcast. Then on Thursday he was defaulted from his match against Casper Ruud after throwing a chair onto the court. Resulting in a hefty fine.

 

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta looks back on what has been a roller-coaster past few days for the Australia.

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