He arrived in Rome "not really expecting anything", but Novak Djokovic is leaving a "very pleased" man.
She may have fallen short, but Maria Sharapova certainly took "a step in the right direction" in Rome.
Alexander Zverev remains on course to retain his Italian Open crown after reaching the final.
Sometimes, you just have a bad day...
Novak Djokovic beat Kei Nishikori in the Italian Open quarter-finals to set up a clash with Rafael Nadal.
Simona Halep will stay top-girl no matter what in Rome.
Rafael Nadal came from a set down to beat Fabio Fognini at the Italian Open.
Maria Sharapova outlasted Jelena Ostapenko to secure her place in the Italian Open semi-final.
We recall Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer's 2006 final.
Karolina Pliskova has been fined by the WTA after she smashed her racket against the umpire's chair.