Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Rome, Italy
Top seed Novak Djokovic captured his fourth career Roma Masters title on Sunday in Italy, easing past No. 2 seed Roger Federer 6-4, 6-3. Breaking serve once in each set, Djokovic struck five aces and won 84 percent of his first serve points. Allowing Federer to win only 35 percent of his second serve points, Djokovic improved to 35-2 on the season and heads into Roland Garros the heavy favorite.
Federer, who was bidding for his first-ever title in Roma, dropped to 25-5 in 2015. The Swiss legend will be ranked No. 2 in the field when the draw in Paris is released.
The French Open gets underway on May 24th.
Since Rome 2014, Novak had lost only 7 times. In 2015 vs Karlovic (Doha) and Federer (Dubai). In 2014 vs Federer (Shanghai), Nishikori (US Open), Robredo (Cincinnati), Tsonga (Toronto), Nadal (RG). He lost only 3 more times in 2014, against Federer twice and Wawrinka in Melbourne. You have to go further, until US Open 2013 where he lost to Nadal, to find another loss. Apart that bad sequence during summer 2014, especially in Toronto and Cincinnati, he was flawless for 21 months. No big 4 anymore, he’s alone on top.