Djokovic wins fifth Italian Open title for record 36th Masters title

By: AFP      Published: 10:22 PM, 21 Sep, 2020
Djokovic wins fifth Italian Open title for record 36th Masters title
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the final match of the Men's Italian Open against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman

Novak Djokovic claimed a record 36th Masters crown on Monday, beating Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the final of the Italian Open.

The world number one won 7-5, 6-3 to break a tie with Spanish rival Rafael Nadal for most Masters titles.

For Djokovic it was a fifth title in the warm-up clay-court tournament for next week's French Open.

Nine-time Rome winner Nadal, the defending champion, fell in the quarter-finals to eighth-seed Schwartzman.