Italian Open 2021 semifinal: Novak Djokovic brushes Lorenzo Sonego in thriller; books finals against Rafael Nadal- Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic went past the Italian Lorenzo Sonego 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 in the semifinals and booked his spot in the final of the Italian Open 2021 where he would be facing world No. 3 Rafael Nadal.
In a contest that was pretty one-sided, Djokovic won the first set (6-3) quite easily but Sonego did well to come back in the second set where at one point he was level (6-6).
— ATP Tour (@atptour) May 15, 2021
The whole stadium broke into song as Sonego, after saving two match points, broke Djokovic serving for the match. The second set went to a tie-breaker where at one point Djokovic was leading 3-0 but Sonega refused to give up and to everyone’s surprise came from behind and went on to win the tie-breaker 5-7.
Italian Open 2021 semifinal: With the match hanging in balance as Sonego roared back to keep himself alive for a spot in the final, Djokovic like he always does seem to thrive in such moments. The Serbian was in his elements in the final set and eventually went on to win it 6-2 that sealed his spot in the final. The Italian was truly stunning though in the second set and it took the best out of Djokovic to get past him
When will the Italian Open final be played?
The Italian Open final will be played on Sunday 16 May.
Where is the Italian Open being played?
The Italian Open is played at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy.
When, where and how to watch the Italian Open FINAL?
You need an Amazon Prime subscription to watch the event. The highlight might be made available on the Amazon Prime sports page on YouTube. If you do not have the subscription and news to the platform, there will be an option to enjoy a 30-day free membership plan. It can be used to watch the Italian Open 2021- an eight-day event.
Italian Open prize money 2021- Men’s and Women’s Singles prize money
- Qualifying 1 – £3,000
- Qualifying 2 – £5,500
- Round 1 – £10,500
- Round 2 – £15,500
- Round 3 – £24,500
- Quarter-finals – £39,000
- Semi-finals – £71,500
- Runner-up – £126,000
- Winner – £213,000
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