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Italian Open Photo Gallery • Day 4, starring Nadal, Djokovic, Shapovalov and more!

Rafael Nadal denied two match points edging Denis Shapovalov 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3)  in a three-and-a-half hour Rome epic. EPA-EFE/ETTORE FERRARI
“These matches, you have nothing to lose… I also think I have what it takes to beat these guys,” said Denis Shapovalov, who held two match points at 6-5 in the final set but could not close. EPA-EFE/ETTORE FERRARI
“To be able to win these kinds of matches against young players gives me confidence with my body,” said Rafael Nadal, who advanced to his 16th Rome quarterfinal. EPA-EFE/ETTORE FERRARI
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic crushed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2, 6-1 for his seventh straight Rome victory. EPA-EFE/ETTORE FERRARI
Monte-Carlo champion Stefanos Tsitsipas will face world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Rome quarterfinals EPA-EFE/ETTORE FERRARI
Madrid finalist Matteo Berrettini fell to Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6(3), 62. EPA-EFE/ETTORE FERRARI
Former No. 1 Angelique Kerber fell to former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. EPA-EFE/ETTORE FERRARI
Fans wearing protective face masks were permitted back in the Foro Italico today. EPA-EFE/ETTORE FERRARI
Former world No. 1 Andy Murray made his doubles return partnering compatriot Liam Broady against Germany’s Kevin Krawitz and Romania’s Horia Tecau at the Italian Open. EPA-EFE/ETTORE FERRARI