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Djokovic claims third Madrid Open title after seeing off Tsitsipas

  • Published at 01:06 am May 13th, 2019
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Madrid Open Sunday Reuters

The 15-time grand slam winner was in complete command, seeing out the set as Stefanos Tsitsipas, who had knocked out Rafael Nadal the day before, showed signs of fatigue

World No 1 Novak Djokovic won a third Madrid Open title by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in Sunday's final.

The Serbian made the perfect start under blue skies and soaring temperature in the Spanish capital, racing into a 4-1 lead as he broke Tsitsipas’ first service game.

The 15-time grand slam winner was in complete command, seeing out the set as Tsitsipas, who had knocked out Rafael Nadal the day before, showed signs of fatigue.

The Greek eighth seed rallied somewhat in the second set but Djokovic broke to go 5-4 up before serving out the match.