TENNIS

Madrid Open

World number one Novak Djokovic beat a tired-looking Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the Madrid Open for a third time.

The Serbian beat Rafael Nadal's semi-final conqueror 6-3 6-4 in one hour 32 minutes to earn a record-equalling 33rd masters 1000 title.

Djokovic raced into a 3-0 lead in the opening set after breaking the 20-year-old Greek in the second game.

And he broke in the ninth game of the second set to ensure he didn't drop a set all tournament.

Djokovic's 74th tour title came after having made just one quarter-final in three tournaments since lifting the trophy at the Australian Open for a seventh time.

Djokovic, who matched Nadal's record for masters 1000 triumphs, will hold all four grand slam titles if he goes on to claim a second French Open title next month.