ATP Masters 1000 Rome
Tournament History 55th Edition of Open Era (1968-2022)
Singles Final Sunday 15 May at 4 pm
Doubles Final Sunday 15 May at 2 pm
Wild Cards (4) Matteo Arnaldi (ITA), Flavio Cobolli (ITA), Luca Nardi (ITA), Francesco Passaro (ITA)
Protected Rankings (3) Borna Coric (PR-27), Dominic Thiem (PR-6), Stan Wawrinka (PR-22)
Qualifiers (7) TBD on Sunday 8 May Oldest Player Stan Wawrinka (37)
#NextGenATP (6) Luca Nardi (18),
Carlos Alcaraz (19), Flavio Cobolli (20), Jannik Sinner (20), Matteo Arnaldi (21), Francesco Passaro (21)
Open Era Records Most Titles – Rafael Nadal (10)
Most Wins – Rafael Nadal (68)
Youngest Champion – Bjorn Borg, 17, in 1974
Oldest Champion – Rafael Nadal, 34, in 2021
Highest-Ranked Champion – No. 1 on 7 occasions, most recently Novak Djokovic in 2020
Lowest-Ranked Champion – No. 47 Felix Mantilla in 2003
Last Italian Champion: Adriano Panatta in 1976
The seeded ones
1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7-4 (Belgrade Final) 59-10 (5 Titles)
2* Alexander Zverev (GER) 21-7 (Montpellier, Madrid Finals) 13-4 (2017 Title)
3 Rafael Nadal (ESP) 22-2 (3 Titles) 68-7 (10 Titles)
4 Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 27-9 (Monte Carlo Title) 5-4 (2019 SF)
5 Casper Ruud (NOR) 17-8 (Buenos Aires Title) 6-2 (2020 SF)
6 Andrey Rublev 25-6 (3 Titles) 3-2 (2021 QF)
7* Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 27-3 (3 Titles) 0-0 (Debut)
8 Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 21-11 (Rotterdam Title) 2-3 (2021 3R)
9 Cameron Norrie (GBR) 19-11 (Delray Beach Title) 2-2 (2019, 2021 2R)
10 Jannik Sinner (ITA) 21-5 (4 QFs) 4-3 (2020 3R)
11 Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 20-8 (Dubai, Miami SFs) 2-2 (2020 3R)
12 Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 20-10 (Buenos Aires, Rio Finals) 9-6 (2020 Final)
13 Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 13-8 (Dubai SF) 9-4 (2020 SF)
14 Reilly Opelka (USA) 17-8 (Dallas, Houston Titles) 4-1 (2021 SF)
15 Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 15-9 (Barcelona Final) 5-5 (2018 QF)
16 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 17-7 (Doha Title) 7-6 (2017, 2021 3R)
Match schedule HERE
LIVE follow-up HERE
Full results HERE
The updated table HERE
Sunday May 8:
Following the withdrawal of Gael Monfils, another one, the results are black for French tennis which did not manage to qualify a single player in the final table. A sad first for almost 50 years!
For this first day of the tournament, we note the logical successes of Marin Cilic, Aslan Karatsev, Cristian Garin and Filip Krajinovic.
Monday, May 9
Let’s immediately highlight Stan Wawrinka’s victory, the first in 15 months, against the giant US Reilly Opelka 3/6 7/5 6/2, a victory which should do him immense good for the rest of his season.
Botic Van de Zandschump (HOL), in good momentum, beat a disappointing Sebastian Korda (USA) in two sets. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) eliminates Daniel Evans (GBR) in two sets.
Denis Shapovalova (CAN) struggles to get out a Lorenzo Sonego in need of victories, 7/6 3/6 6/3. On the other hand for Dominik Thiem it is always complicated, the Austrian is progressing but not yet enough to dismiss Fognini who will win 6/4 7/6.
We still note the difficult success of Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6/2 4/6 6/4 against an Ilya Ivashka without much reference on clay.
Tuesday May 10
Transformed since the Madrid tournament, and his match against Nadal, David Goffin comes out in two sets, in the first round, the solid Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 7/6 7/6.
Diego Schwartzman (ARG) narrowly passes against hope Miomir Kecmanovic (SER), 7/6 in the tie break of the third set. Baez, Norrie, Dimitrov and Isner also pass this initial round.
This time we go to 1/16th with the easy success of Novak Djokovic against Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 6/3 6/2 and the fairly quiet victory 6/4 6/4 of Cristian Garin (CHI) against Lucky Looser Emil Ruusuvuori (END).
Nice blow for Felix Auger Aliassime who knocked out Monte Carlo finalist Davidovich Fokina in three rounds. The big surprise of the day is signed Filip Krajinovic (SER) who hits Andrey Rublev, TDS6, 6/2 6/4.
Wednesday May 11
For his entry into the running Rafael Nadal quietly won 6/3 6/1 against another former, the US server John Isner. A little more trouble for Alexander Zverev who dominates the young Sebastian Baez (ARG) 7/6 6/1.
Karen Khachanov then signs a nice blow by beating Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP / TDS 15) 6/4 2/6 6/1
In the expected duel, between Italians, Jannik Sinner wins against Fabio Fognini 6/2 3/6 6/3. Stan Wawrinka, battle for a long time, to win his 2nd consecutive match, this time against Laslo Djere (SER) 7/6 3/6 6/4. The Swiss will find Novak Djokovic in 1/8th.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is close to the exit against an excellent Grigor Dimitrov, he will have to wait for the tie break of the decisive set to win. The surprise of the day is signed Marcos Giron (USA / LL) who takes out a disappointing Diego Schwartzman 6/1 7/6.
Thursday May 12: The 1/8th finals
Novak Djokovic (SER) vs Stan Wawrinka (SUI): 6/2 6/2
This match, eagerly awaited by some, fell short as the superiority of the world No. 1 was glaring. Faced with a tired Wawrinka following the efforts of previous matches, moreover, far from his best level, Djoko unfolded.
Marcos Giron (USA) vs. Felix Auger Aliassime (CAN) : 3/6 2/6
No surprise in this match with the American qualifier who did not have the weapons to win against the Canadian who completed the deal in 1h28, despite shortcomings in service.
Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Denis Shapovalov (CAN): 6/1 5/7 2/6
Sensation on the courts of Foro Italico with this unexpected success of the Canadian and especially this pain in the foot which returned in full match for the Spaniard. He had announced that he would now have to live with this concern, but tonight he was too big to pass this round.
It remains to be seen whether he will be able to recover before Roland Garros and above all play, in case, seven matches to retain his title.
Jenson Brooksby (USA) vs. Casper Ruud (NOR): 3/6 4/6
The Norwegian put an end to his losing streak at this Rome tournament and now finds himself in 1/4 against an affordable opponent.
Filip Krajinovic (SER) vs. Jannik Sinner (ITA) : 2/6 6/7
Once again solid and amazing, in front of his home crowd, the young Italian climbed into the quarter-finals against a catchy opponent.
Karen Khachanov (RUS) vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) : 6/4 0/6 3/6
Bad start in this meeting against a Russian in renewed confidence, the Greek will not wait too long before waking up and imposing himself logically.
Cristian Garin (CHI) vs Marin Cilic (CRO): 6/3 4/6 6/4
Finally a convincing tournament for the Chilean who hadn’t achieved anything very good so far. Facing a Marin Cilic capable of the best as well as the worst, Garin was able to make the difference at the end of the match. Note that the Croatian ran 3900m during this match, 200m more than his winner.
Alex de Minaur (AUS) vs. Alexander Zverev (GER): 3/6 6/7
The German will have to fight 1h50 to beat his rival who now has an all-terrain game. Less effective than in Madrid in service, Zverev will have to increase his percentage of first serves, 67% today, to hope for better.
Friday May 13: 1/4 final
Novak Djokovic vs Felix Auger Aliassime
Denis Shapovalov vs Casper Ruud
Jannik Sinner vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
Cristian Garin vs. Alexander Zverev