Spaniard Rafa Nadal Wins Rome Masters Final; Back in Number 2 Spot

Rafa Nadal – copyright Sylvain Weber, Creative Commons license

Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal has given Spain something to be happy about.

In a week that just seems to bring more and more bad news for Spain, Rafa Nadal brought a little sunlight with his win of the Rome Masters in a finals match against Novak Djokovic from Serbia.

The Rome Masters win also puts Nadal back in the world number 2 spot and gives him his sixth overall Rome Masters win — the first man to ever achieve that. At only 25 years old, that is pretty impressive.

Nadal won the final with a score of 7-5, 6-3. A double fault from Djokovic, who had far too many unforced errors in the match, gave the final point to Nadal and handed him the Rome Masters crown.

The win also sets up Nadal as the favorite for the French Open with Novak Djokovic likely the only person who can possibly beat him.

Congratulations to Nadal and yay Spain!