Juan Martin Del Potro

Djokovic back in Rome final, vs. rapidly rising Zverev

Novak Djokovic won twice on Saturday to play for another Italian Open title, his first final since January.

Djokovic, the four-time champion, will play Alexander "Sascha" Zverev, the youngest Masters Series finalist at 20 since Djokovic won Miami a decade ago at 19.

The day could have dragged on for Djokovic, but he closed out Juan Martin del Potro quickly 6-1, 6-4 in their quarterfinal suspended overnight because of rain. He resumed 6-1, 1-2 up. Then about seven hours later he dispatched in the semifinals Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-1, 6-0.

Thiem, coming off the Madrid final last weekend, stopped Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals on Thursday.