Monday, May 4, 2009
Rafael Nadal won his fourth Rome title yesterday with a straight-sets win over Novak Djokovic. That venue, like many other clay-court venues on the tour, has become Rafa's personal playground. To set the record for most title wins by a male at this prestigious event is really something.
All in all, I thought it was a good tournament to watch: Djoko looked really good out there, Juan Monaco had a nice run, there was an American sighting or two. All in all, not a bad one to watch.
On the WTA, Svetlana Kuznetsova FINALLY won a title by beating new world number one Dinara Safina pretty comfortably in Germany. Last I checked, Kuznetsova had lost like nine of her last 10 finals played, which is a remarkable statistic for someone of her ability. Glad to see her back in the winner's circle!