Rafa wins in Rome

It was the 30th time Rafael Nadal had stood at the net with Roger Federer, and the King of Clay made it count.

Today at the Italian Open, Nadal beat Federer 6-1, 6-3 for the title. It was the seventh time Nadal had won the championship there and the 20th times he'd beaten Federer.

If there was any question about Rafa's recovery from his 2012 injury, Rafa has put it to rest. This is his fifth title since the comeback.


Now Rafa heads to Roland Garros for the French Open where he will attempt to win his 12th Grand Slam.

Congrats, Rafa, on another great performance.

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