Rafael Nadal beats the world number one Novak Djokovic 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in 2 hours and 49 minutes to clinch the title while fellow French Open champion Iga Swiatek claims women's tournament in just 45 minutes.
Nadal, aiming for a record-extending 10th Rome title, will next face big-serving American Reilly Opelka, who reached his first Masters semi-finals
Rafael Nadal was knocked out of the Madrid Open quarter-finals stage 6-4 6-4 by German Alex Zverev, leaving his No. 2 rank to Daniil Medvedev in the ATP rankings.
Novak Djokovic overcame a sluggish start to lift his fifth Italian Open title while Simona Halep won her first title in Rome.
Up to 1,000 spectators have been allowed by the Italian government to be present at the final two days of the tournament in Rome.
Switzerland's tennis star Roger Federer, a four-time finalist in Rome, returns to Italy after skipping the clay season for the last two years as he concentrated on his grass game.
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