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Morning Roundup: Nadal gets his revenge against Tsitsipas; Djokovic up next

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Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas during their semifinal match at the Italian Open in Rome on Saturday. [AP Photo/Andrew Medichini]
Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas during their semifinal match at the Italian Open in Rome on Saturday. [AP Photo/Andrew Medichini]

After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal looked more like his old, dominant self when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Italian Open final in Rome on Saturday.

It was a measure of revenge for Nadal after losing to Tsitsipas in three sets at this stage in Madrid last week.

In Sunday's final, Nadal will resume his rivalry with top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who faced an unusually high number of drop shots from Diego Schwartzman before winning 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3.

In the women's tournament, Johanna Konta rallied past sixth-seeded Kiki Bertens 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in nearly three hours to reach the biggest clay-court final of her career.

Karolina Pliskova beat Greek qualifier Maria Sakkari in the other semifinal, 6-4, 6-4.

Wondolowski breaks Donovan's MLS goals record

Chris Wondolowski scored four times to pass Landon Donovan for most career MLS goals, and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Chicago Fire 4-1 Saturday in San Jose, California.

Wondolowski tied Donovan's record at 145 with his first goal in the 21st minute. The 36-year-old broke the record in the 48th minute, poaching a loose ball from goalkeeper David Ousted as he tried to control a shot by knocking it down. Wondolowski added goals in the 74th and 76th minutes.

Manchester City completes sweep of English trophies with FA Cup win

Manchester City swept aside Watford to complete the first clean sweep of English men's football trophies.

The fourth piece of silverware of the season was sealed by four different scorers in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday. Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus netted twice and David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne also scored as Watford was humiliated 6-0.

Victory for Pep Guardiola's side came a week after the Premier League trophy was retained to join the League Cup and Community Shield already in City's possession.

US routs Denmark 7-1 at hockey worlds

Alex DeBrincat had two goals and an assist to help the United States rout Denmark 7-1 on Saturday for the Americans' fourth straight victory during preliminary play at the world championships in Kosice, Slovakia.

Jeff Blashill became the winningest U.S. coach in world championship history in the top division with his 18th career victory in 23 games.

The U.S. is 3-1-0-1 in Group A and plays Germany on Sunday when Minnesota Wild forward Luke Kunin is expected to join the team.

Wire reports

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