Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have won 14 of the last 16 Rome titles between them, while Nadal leads their head-to-head in finals in the Italian capital 3-2.
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the Italian Open final for the 12th time on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over American Reilly Opelka.
Rafael Nadal beat Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-4 to avenge his loss in the Madrid Open and reach the semi-finals of the Italian Open.
Italian Open: Novak Djokovic beat Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals.
Italian Open: Rafael Nadal reached his 16th last-eight appearance in Rome and a 97th ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final.
Two-time Olympic champion Rafael Nadal on Tuesday became the latest top tennis player to admit that he had not yet decided whether he would participate in the Tokyo Games this summer.
Daniil Medvedev reclaimed the world number two spot from Rafael Nadal in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.
Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev coasted past Rafael Nadal in a match which clocked an hour and 44 minutes.
Tennis players Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka picked up the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards on Thursday with football star Mohamed Salah and Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton also recognised.
Rafael Nadal beat Alexei Poyrin 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open.
Rafael Nadal beat youngster Carlos Alcaraz 6-1, 6-2 to reach the last 16 of the Madrid Open.
Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal secured his first title of the year and 87th of his career, denying Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 7-5.
Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal lost to Russia's Andrey Rublev 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in the quarter-final on Friday and followed world number one Novak Djokovic out of the tournament.
Novak Djokovic, a six-time Miami Open champion, cited the global travel issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and his desire to balance events and family life.
Novak Djokovic, in an exclusive interview to NDTV, spoke about his rivalry with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and how they both pushed him to be a better player.
This is Novak Djokovic's fifth different stint atop the ATP rankings. He spent 122 consecutive weeks as number one between July 2014 and November 2016.
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal's hunt for a record 21st major title ended in five sets against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Australian Open: World No. 2 Rafael Nadal on Wednesday lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-2, 7-6, 6-4, 7-5 and crashed out of the tournament.