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Rome Masters 2021: Unique Stats and Numbers

  • The highly competitive ATP-1000 Rome Masters 2021 came to a thrilling finish when the second seed Rafael Nadal outlasted the defending champion and top seed Novak Djokovic in three sets after a marathon final of 2 hours and 49 minutes.
  • On the ladies' side, the 15th seed Iga Swiatek thrashed 9th seed Karolina Pliskova 6-0 6-0 in the finals to win her maiden WTA-1000 trophy.

We bring you all the interesting numbers at the end of this terrific tournament

36

Both the legends Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic now share the stupendous achievement of winning 36 ATP Masters 1000 titles each after the Rome Masters 2021. 

Nadal, Djokovic and Federer atp titles
The Big 3 of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer have won a staggering 100 ATP Masters-1000 titles in their illustrious careers. Image Credits - ATP Tour

10

Rafael Nadal grabbed his record 10th Rome Masters title in his 12th final. 

"The 10th, I really wanted this 10th here in Rome, it was one of the first important titles that I won in my career," - Rafael Nadal after his magnificent victory against Djokovic in the Rome Open finals. 

Interestingly, Nadal (2220 points) also trails Daniil Medvedev (2230 points) by only 10 points in the ATP Finals 2021 Race to Turin.

Rafael Nadal record on clay
The numbers say it all: Nadal has single-handedly taken control of the top 4 clay court tournaments by pulverizing his opponents. Image Credits - Tennis Channel

62

It was an iconic 62nd clay court title for the 20-time grand slam champion, Rafael Nadal after his win at the 2021 Rome Masters. 

Nadal's record of 62 titles on the red dirt is equal to the total trophies won on the surface by Djokovic, Federer, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, Fabio Fognini, and Tommy Robredo. 

88

Rafael Nadal also bagged his 88th ATP singles title of his career with a win at the Rome Masters. This puts the Spanish Legend fourth in the list of most titles won in the Open Era since 1968. Rafa is behind Jimmy Connors (109), Federer (103), and Ivan Lendl (94).

3110

Despite losing in a tight three-setter to Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters 2021, Stefanos Tsitsipas leads the ATP Finals 2021 Race to Turin with 3110 points. 

Tsitsipas
Tsitsipas can strengthen his position at the top of the ATP Finals Race to Turin by defending 720 points with at least a semifinal finish at the French Open 2021. Image Credits - Archysport

13

In-form Italian Lorenzo Sonego moved from the 29th spot to 13th in the ATP Finals race to Turin (an impressive jump of 16 spots) after the Rome Masters 2021. 

The 26-year-old defeated higher-ranked players like the 4th-seeded Thiem and the 7th-seeded Rublev before going down to the World number 1 Djokovic in three sets in the semifinals. 

Lorenzo Sonego
By becoming the first Italian semifinalist at the Rome Masters, Sonego has broken new records and will aim to continue his good season. Image Credits - ATP Tour

6

Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic won their 6th ATP doubles title this year after winning the ATP-1000 Rome Masters 2021 without dropping a set. They have a mind-boggling 37-4 win-loss record in this season and are also the number 1 ranked doubles team in the world. 

Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic won their 6th ATP doubles title
A gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2021 and a hands on coveted ATP Finals Trophy in Turin will be the biggest targets for the prolific pair - Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic. Image Credits - ATP Tour

35

A maiden ATP-1000 semifinal finish in the 2021 Rome Masters helped Reilly Opelka to reach the 35th spot in the rankings (a big jump of 12 places). Reilly Opelka lost the semis of the Rome Masters to the eventual winner, Rafael Nadal.

Reilly Opelka
With a whopping 88 aces in just 5 matches in Rome, Opelka's rocket-like first serve blew away his opponents. Image Credits - ATP Tour

46

The die-hard fans wondered if it was a WTA-1000 final after the Polish teen Iga Swiatek routed the higher-ranked and former Rome champion Karolina Pliskova 6-0 6-0 in just 46 points in the 2021 Rome Masters Final

The reigning French Open 2020 champ lost only 13 points in a flawless display of power-hitting. Swiatek also entered the top 10 of the WTA rankings (sitting at the 9th spot now).

Iga Swiatek with the Rome Masters Trophy
French Open defence on track: Swiatek played some jaw-dropping tennis en route to the Rome title and will target more consistency in Paris. Image Credits - Getty Images

30

17-year-old Cori Gauff reached her career-high WTA ranking of 30 after reaching the semifinals of the Rome Masters 2021. It was an encouraging week for the American teen despite a straight-set loss to the eventual champion, Iga Swiatek. 

Cori Gauff
Poise and Power: Cori Gauff was ruthless in Rome as she defeated higher-ranked players like Aryna Sabalenka and Maria Sakkari comfortably. Image Credits - WTA

Let us know which numbers intrigued you the most. Looking forward to an action-packed French Open from May 30 to June 13, 2021. Stay tuned for the next set of interesting stats from the grand slam in Paris.

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