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German tennis player Alexander Zverev rolled to a 6-4, 6-3 upset victory over Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the Italian Open final, winning his first Masters 1000 title at the Foro Italico on Sunday.

Djokovic was hoping to win his 31st ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title in Italy, but the four-time champion in Rome collided with rising star Zverev, who clinched his first big title on Sunday.

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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, world no. 2, qualified for the Italian Open semi-final after his victory over Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro here on Saturday.

The four-time Serbian champion defeated his Argentine rival 6-1, 6-4, after the game was suspended on Friday due to torrential rain.

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Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Monday said he remains as motivated as ever to reclaim his old position at the top of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings, although he has not played his best tennis this year.

"I felt that the start of the season went really well for me this year," Djokovic said at a press conference from Foro Italico where he will play the Masters 1000 tournament in Rome, according to the ATP official website.

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Top seeded Spanish star Rafael Nadal qualified for the final of the Madrid Open after defeating second seed Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-4 in the semi-finals.

Djokovic went into Saturday night's game fresher than the Spaniard after Kei Nishikori's wrist injury gave him a bye in the quarter-finals. But perhaps a day without competition effected his rhythm as he struggled to compete with Nadal, who claimed the first set with few problems. Nadal was made to work harder in front of a partisan crowd in the second set as the reigning champion dug deep to defend his title with pride.

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Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic got off to a ragged start in his first match at the Madrid Masters, while Rafael Nadal needed almost three hours to advance to the third round.

Djokovic, the defending champion, who was handed a first-round bye in this year's tournament, recovered from a 0-3 deficit in the third set to close out a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 second-round victory over Spanish wild card Nicolas Almagro on Wednesday.

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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Friday announced he has ended his partnership with his coach Marian Vajda in search of improvement and to recover his winning spark.

According to a message on Twitter, the world no. 2 also parted with his fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic.

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Second-seeded Novak Djokovic had to play some smart tennis in the deciding set to beat French veteran Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 in the second round of the men's singles at the ATP Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament.

Top seeded Sir Andy Murray of Britain beat Giles Muller of Luxembourg 7-5 , 7-5 in a tough second round encounter that lasted just under two hours. The Briton will next face Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who ousted Argentine Carlos Berlocq in the second round. Third seed Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland also entered the third round with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 win over Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.

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