TENNIS

Italian Open : Djokovic Outlasts Sonego To Set Up Final With Nadal

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will clash for the Italian Open title after the top two seeds advanced to the final of the Masters Tournament.

Djokovic was also stretched to three sets in the semi-final before overcoming local favourite Lorenzo Sonego. Sonego had his dream run ended by Djokovic who triumphed 6-3, 6-7, 6-2.

Earlier, Nadal beat Reilly Opelka 6-4 6-4 to move into the final in Rome for the 12th time.