Rafael Nadal's underlined his favouritism for the defence of his French Tennis Open title with a straights sets win over Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters.
The Spaniard moves back to number two in the rankings after his 7-5, 6-3 victory over the defending champ who had beaten him six times in a row last year.
It's Nadal's sixth Rome Masters title and he's delighted.
"I'm happy about the way that I'm playing... that I won in Rome without losing a set, that's amazing in an important tournament like here, playing against the best players in the world."
Nadal feels he's in top shape ahead of the French Open next week.
"I am sure that I'm trying to play more aggressive than last year. I am touching better the ball, that's my feeling, it's going faster than last year."
So far this season Nadal has won clay court titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome with his only loss coming in Madrid where he went down to compatriot Fernando Verdasco.