Talking of his win over Dominic Thiem within the Madrid Open semi-final, Novak Djokovic mentioned: "It was additionally a bodily match so, I imply, I took a bit extra time between the factors, particularly within the vital moments, you recognize, nerves kick in. I do know I bounce the ball quite a bit. And I didn't complain for many of these warnings that I acquired as a result of I do know I went over time, over the allowed time. So not a lot to say besides possibly one scenario the place I believed possibly was pointless to get warning two factors in a row and it was an vital second within the match. Simply this, the whole lot else was high-quality."
Djokovic received in opposition to Thiem in straight units 7-6, 7-6. Thiem defeated Roger Federer, who was making his first look on clay since 2016, within the quarter-final after saving two match factors within the second set tie break. The Austrian received Three-6, 7-6, 6-Four. Federer defeated Gael Monfils within the third spherical after saving two match factors to advance to the last-eight.
Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas within the closing to win his 33rd Masters 1000 title. With the win, he equaled Rafael Nadal's report of 33 Masters 1000 titles. The Serbian additionally joined Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and Cristian Garin because the fourth participant to win a number of titles in 2019. The Serbian will look to increase his momentum on the Rome Open this week. He’s the highest seed within the males's draw.