ATP 1000: Italian Open 2020

Who do you think wins in Rome?


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James P

Legend
ATP Masters 1000 title leaders Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic return to Rome for the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. Last year, the pair faced off in the final at the Foro Italico, a match Nadal won in three sets before proceeding to claim his 12th Roland Garros crown.

The Spaniard will be going for a record-extending 10th Rome title next week as he returns to action for the first time since winning the Acapulco title in February. Djokovic, a four-time champion here, will be attempting to win a second straight Masters 1000 title following his triumph in August at the Western & Southern Open.

The Rome field is also set to feature Top 10 players Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, 2017 champion Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini, Gael Monfils and David Goffin. Berrettini is joined in the draw by fellow Italians Fabio Fognini, the 2019 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters titlist, and reigning Next Gen ATP Finals champion Jannik Sinner.

Here's all you need to know about Rome tennis tournament: when is the draw, what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.

Established: 1930

Tournament Dates: 14-21 September 2020

Tournament Director: Sergio Palmieri

Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 12 September at 6pm

Schedule
* Qualifying: Saturday - Monday from 10:00am
* Main draw: Monday, 14 September - Monday, 21 September, from 10:00am
* Doubles final: Sunday, 20 September TBC
* Singles final: Monday, 21 September at 5:00pm

Venue: Foro Italico

Prize Money: € 3,465,045 (Total Financial Commitment: € 3,854,000)

Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Rafael Nadal (9)
Most Titles, Doubles: Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Brian Gottfried, Raul Ramirez (4)
Oldest Champion: Rafael Nadal, 32, in 2019
Youngest Champion: Bjorn Borg, 17, in 1974
Lowest-Ranked Champion (since 1979): No. 47 Felix Mantilla in 2003
Most Match Wins: Rafael Nadal (61)

2019 Finals
Singles: [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) d [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) 60 46 61
Doubles: [3] Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL) d [6] Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Michael Venus (NZL) 61 63

Rome , Italy ATP Masters 1000
Date: 9/14/2020 Original Cut Off: 36 Ranking Date: 8/17/2020
Direct Acceptances: 36 Wild Cards: 4 Qualifiers: 8 Special Exempts / Performance Byes: 1

Main Draw
1 Djokovic, Novak (SRB) #1
2 Nadal, Rafael (ESP) #2
6 Tsitsipas, Stefanos (GRE) #3
8 Berrettini, Matteo (ITA ) #4
9 Monfils, Gael (FRA) #5
10 Goffin, David (BEL) #6
11 Fognini, Fabio (ITA) #7
13 Schwartzman, Diego (ARG) #8
14 Rublev, Andrey (RUS)
14 Anderson, Kevin (RSA) PR
15 Khachanov, Karen (RUS)
16 Shapovalov, Denis (CAN)
17 Wawrinka, Stan (SUI)
18 Garin, Cristian (CHI)
19 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL)
20 Auger-Aliassime, Felix (CAN)
22 Paire, Benoit (FRA)
23 Lajovic, Dusan (SRB)
24 Fritz, Taylor (USA)
25 Carreno Busta, Pablo ( ESP) SE/BYE
26 de Minaur, Alex (AUS)
27 Basilashvili, Nikoloz (GEO)
28 Evans, Daniel (GBR)
29 Hurkacz, Hubert (POL)
30 Raonic, Milos (CAN)
31 Nishikori, Kei (JPN)
32 Krajinovic, Filip (SRB)
33 Coric, Borna (CRO)
34 Struff, Jan-Lennard (GER)
35 Pella, Guido (ARG)
36 Ruud, Casper (NOR)
37 Cilic, Marin (CRO)
38 Mannarino, Adrian ( FRA)
41 Ramos-Vinolas, Albert (ESP)
42 Humbert, Ugo (FRA)
43 Millman, John (AUS)
44 Edmund, Kyle (GBR)
45 Querrey, Sam (USA)
46 Sonego, Lorenzo (ITA)
47 Kecmanovic, Miomir (SRB)
48 Nishioka, Yoshihito (JPN)
50 Gasquet, Richard (FRA)
51 Bublik, Alexander (RUS)
74 Sinner, Jannik (ITA) WC
80 Mager, Gianluca (ITA) WC
87 Travaglia, Stefano (ITA) WC
100 Caruso, Salvatore (ITA) WC
 

gameovais

New User
I wonder if playing at this time of the year will affect Nadal's game as some think. I think the weather and conditions could bring the field closer to Nadal. I really want to see what the last week or so has done to Djokovic.

In fact isn't that the biggest question going into this tournament and RG, what will all of this do to Novak.
 

Devtennis01

Professional
I voted Garin for laughs.
I think I'll skip this event though. I am not sure I can take back to back tennis tournaments anymore.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Some interesting first round matches...

Krajinovic/FAA
Coric/Garin
Khachanov/Ruud
Pella/Shapovalov
Paire/Sinner
Evans/Hurkacz
The Kraji v FAA is especially interesting as the winner may end up round of 16 for Novak and Kraji beat him during the Covid season on clay. With wawa a couple brutal matches until a cake walkover semifinal.o_O:eek:
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
I wonder if playing at this time of the year will affect Nadal's game as some think.
Rafa has won multiple clay Davis Cup ties in the cooler fall weather with no issue. We all know he could beat anyone on Chatrier in a blizzard, an ice storm, 130 degree weather or anything in between. The question mark is Nadal's age now, being 34. We'll see how much, if any, he's declined in speed or level soon enough.
 

gogo

Hall of Fame
Sorry to see FAA in Djoko's group. :cautious:
AND he gets Krajinovic 1R, so he might not even make it that far.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
I'm interested to see how Garin, Berrettini and Ruud do at Rome and RG this year. They had some good results on clay last year.
The real talent is missing in Alcatraz and Seyboth Wild. ATP and the tournaments generally a joke in this department and just hand them out to local slugs. Some tournaments have some brain cells and will bring in interesting new players. Agree on your three. Seyboth Wild wins ATP 250 on clay this year and it’s just idiotic that he’s not in a “masters” event. Ruud went through the same garbage. A huge advantage to be from a country with an event. it’s just not right and it shows how corrupt or insular the tennis can be.
 

irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
Rafa has won multiple clay Davis Cup ties in the cooler fall weather with no issue. We all know he could beat anyone on Chatrier in a blizzard, an ice storm, 130 degree weather or anything in between. The question mark is Nadal's age now, being 34. We'll see how much, if any, he's declined in speed or level soon enough.
Nail on the head....People seem to be getting all excited about the weather and how that will affect him...My main concern is his age....Thiem is going to catch him soon here...I remember AO - I thought ‘this guy is younger, more powerful’.....I know RG is different of course for Rafa but soon a Thiem will come for him and his age is coming for him too!
 

gogo

Hall of Fame
The real talent is missing in Alcatraz and Seyboth Wild. ATP and the tournaments generally a joke in this department and just hand them out to local slugs. Some tournaments have some brain cells and will bring in interesting new players. Agree on your three. Seyboth Wild wins ATP 250 on clay this year and it’s just idiotic that he’s not in a “masters” event. Ruud went through the same garbage. A huge advantage to be from a country with an event. it’s just not right and it shows how corrupt or insular the tennis can be.
If you want to catch Seyboth, he is playing live right now on ATP Challenger livestream on YouTube. Unfortunately he's off to a weak start against Otte...losing S1 2-6. Based on the tiny bit I've caught so far, and the stats, seems his 1st serve isn't working well.

 

Meles

Bionic Poster
If you want to catch Seyboth, he is playing live right now on ATP Challenger livestream on YouTube. Unfortunately he's off to a weak start against Otte...losing S1 2-6. Based on the tiny bit I've caught so far, and the stats, seems his 1st serve isn't working well.

Watching.:p
 

oldmanfan

Legend
FAA up against it. Krajinovic beasting...

FAA down a set, 2-2 serving, but facing 1 BP.

edit: saved, duece
edit2: nice hold, FAA 3-2, set 2.
 

James P

Legend
Lucky loser to also be determined, but the eight qualifiers are:

Tennys Sandgren (USA)
Dominik Koepfer (GER)
Marco Cecchinato (ITA)
Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)
Federico Coria (ARG)
Facundo Bagnis (ARG)
Pedro Martinez (ESP)
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)
 
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