Novak Djokovic defeated Diego Schwartzman 7-5 6-3 to lift the Italian Open trophy for the fifth time on Monday. He also won a record-breaking 36th Masters-1000 title, said Internazionali BNL d’Italia.
“Djokovic won his 35th Masters-1000 title at Cincinnati last month to equal Rafael Nadal’s record for most Masters-1000 crowns and was able to surpass that milestone today when he recorded a straight sets victory over the world No.15.”
“Today also marked the Serbian’s 287th week as world No.1 and moved him ahead of second-placed Pete Sampras for weeks at the top of the ranking. Only Roger Federer has spent more weeks in the top spot (310).”