The world number three, Rafael Nadal, defeated his Spanish compatriot 13th-seeded David Ferrer 7-5, 62 at the Rome Masters 1000 at the Foro Italico on Sunday. After achieving the victory, he equaled the record of 17th Masters title set by Andre Agassi. The difference is that Andre Agassi won his last single title when he was 34 while the Spaniard is still just 23. So, he still has a lot of opportunity to improve his record.
Match was interrupted by rain and started late. Final match between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer was played four and a half hours. David Ferrer played well and tried hard to get another single title. However, he said that he is in great shape ahead of the French Open which will kick off on May 23.
French Open is the second Grand Slam of the year which plays in clay court. Rafael Nadal is the King in clay court. I hope that his last victory will inspire him to keep his dominance in this court.