Federer, Nadal to renew rivalry in Rome final
ROME -- Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open final Sunday -- exactly a week before the French Open starts.
In Saturday's semifinals at the Foro Italico, Federer held off a stiff challenge from Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-6 (5), 6-4. Six-time Rome champion Nadal defeated sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4, a day after Berdych rallied to beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic.
It will mark Nadal's eighth consecutive final since his return earlier this year ...
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