Updated: Monday, 19 May 2014 00:47 | By Agence France-Presse

Djokovic stuns Nadal to win Rome Masters

Novak Djokovic fought back to stun defending champion and seven-time winner Rafael Nadal to claim the Rome Masters 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.

Djokovic stuns Nadal to win Rome Masters

Serbia's Novak Djokovic serves to Spain's Rafael Nadal during the ATP Rome Tennis Masters final on May 18, 2014 at the Foro Italico in Rome - by Andreas Solaro

Serbia's world number two Djokovic claimed his third title on the red clay of Rome, having won in 2008 and 2011, the latter with victory over Nadal.

Nadal had been looking to stretch his record of seven titles but despite a dominant first-set display Spain's world number one allowed unforced errors to creep into his game as Djokovic launched a valiant fightback and put himself in pole position to win a first French Open next month.

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