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Djokovic loses cool, wins match against Fritz in Rome rain.


ROM E» Top-ranked Novak Djokovic shouted at the umpire before regaining his cool to see out his rain-delayed second-round match against Taylor Fritz at the Italian Open on Tuesday.

With conditions worsening during the second set and rain getting heavier, the defending champion’s temper boiled over and he roared, “How much more do you want to play?” at the umpire. Djokovic went on to beat the American 6-3, 7-6 (5).

Nadal uncertain about playing in Tokyo Olympics.

ROM E » Rafael Nadal joined the growing number of tennis players expressing doubts about competing in the Tokyo Olympics.

The third-ranked Nadal, in Rome for the Italian Open, said Tuesday that his status for the Tokyo games is uncertain. “I don’t know yet. Honestly, I can’t give you a clear answer because I don’t know,” Nadal said .

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