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.
Tournament Dates: 14-21 September 2020
Tournament Director: Sergio Palmieri
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 12 September at 6pm
* 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)
Singles:  Rafael Nadal (ESP) d  Novak Djokovic (SRB) 60 46 61 Read & Watch
Doubles:  Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL) d  Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Michael Venus (NZL) 61 63 Read More
Did You Know… Rafael Nadal made a memorable debut at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. Only 18 at the time, he showed his trademark fighting spirit to rally from down 0-3 in the fifth set to defeat 2004 Roland Garros finalist Guillermo Coria 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(6) in five hours and 14 minutes. “I am very happy,” Nadal said. “I played today one of the toughest matches in my life.” Read More