After overcoming their respective opponents in the semi-final, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be meeting each other in the Italian Open final on Sunday.
Nadal overcame his tough first set against Richard Gasquet on Saturday before rolling to a 7-5, 6-1 semifinal victory while Djokovic was pushed to the limit in extending his unbeaten streak to 38 matches, defeating fourth-ranked Andy Murray 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (2).
Nadal has won the Italian Open tournament five times of the last six years.
Djokovic beat Nadal in title matches in Indian Wells and Miami Open tennis tournament this year, then also won in Madrid Open tennis tournament last weekend, his first victory over the Spaniard on clay.
Nadal has a 31-1 record at the Foro Italico. Djokovic has won all 36 of his matches this year,