Novak Djokovic leads Rafael Nadal 29-27 in their epic career rivalry.
But on clay, it’s a different story.
The world No. 1 hasn’t beaten Nadal on clay in five years.
They meet in the Rome final with a rested Rafa the definite favorite over a baked Djokovic.
The Serb had to play nearly five hours – and run six times as far – in completing his quarterfinal match Saturday and then going three sets into the night against Lorenzo Sonego in the semis.
Will Nadal narrow the gap in their head-to-head to one, and win his 10th Italian Open?