May 18th, 2014

Rome/Italy – 18th May, 2014:

HEAD Racquet Rebel Novak Djokovic claimed his fourth straight win over Rafael Nadal, lifting a third Rome Masters title 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 and heading to the French Open as a major title favourite. The Serb, who recommends the HEAD Graphene Speed, won his fourth match on clay against the Spaniard.

The victory gives the HEAD ace titles in three of the five Masters 1000 events played so far this season. "After three years it is a pleasure to win this trophy again. Rafa has such a tough game and is a difficult opponent always with his game and style." said the Serb. Djokovic has now claimed Rome honours in 2008, 2011 and at this edition.

Nenad Zimonjic who promotes the HEAD Graphene Speed and partner Daniel Nestor picked up their 27th tour-level team title in Rome, when they captured the doubles title for a second time after 2009. The sixth seeds defeated Robin Haase and Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the final. It was the their second straight ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown, having lifted the Mutua Madrid Open trophy seven days ago. “The whole week was completely different to Madrid, where we started really well and did not lose a set“, said Zimonjic.

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