The Russian added a first clay trophy to his 19-title collection with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Holger Rune in the Italian Open final in Rome.
Elena Rybakina will head to the French Open with the confidence that she can be as effective on clay as she is on the other two surfaces with her booming serve and groundstrokes after the Kazakh world number six won the Italian Open on Saturday.
Novak Djokovic eased into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Tuesday after breezing past Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-4, although there was tension with the Briton after the top seed was hit by a smash.
World number one Carlos Alcaraz suffered a shock third round defeat in the Italian Open at the hands of unheralded Hungarian Fabian Marozsan, losing 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) on Monday.
Novak Djokovic makes a timely return to his brilliant best after a traumatic year and talks of rediscovering his lost "joy" for tennis as he thrashes Dominic Thiem to set up an Italian Open final meeting with young German Alexander Zverev.
Defending champion and world number one Andy Murray was swept aside by home favourite Fabio Fognini at the Italian Open on Tuesday, being completely outplayed in a 6-2 6-4 defeat.
Roger Federer says 'time was ticking' in his battle to recover form and fitness for the French Open after losing to rising Austrian Dominic Thiem 7-6 (2) 6-4 in the third round of the Italian Open.
17-time Swiss Major winner Roger Federer, fighting for full fitness, suffers a straight-sets defeat to rising Austrian star Dominic Thiem in the third round of the Rome Masters.