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The 2021 Rome Masters takes place from 9-16 May. Watch and bet on Internazionali BNL d’Italia tennis live and get ATP Rome Masters live stream access with livetennis.com.

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Rome Masters tennis is live from the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy from 9-16 May, with play starting around 11am local/10am BST. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

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Rome Masters 2021 Tournament Schedule

Internazionali BNL d’Italia 2020

Date – Time Event Name Location
Sunday 9 May 10am BST Men’s R1 matches Foro Italico
Monday 10 May 10am BST Men’s & women’s R1 matches Foro Italico
Tuesday 11 May 10am BST Men’s R2 & women’s R1 & R2 matches Foro Italico
Wednesday 12 May 10am BST Men’s & women’s R2 matches Foro Italico
Thursday 13 May 10am BST Men’s & women’s R16 matches Foro Italico
Friday 14 May 10am BST Men’s & women’s QF matches Foro Italico
Saturday 19 September 11am BST Men’s & women’s SF matches Foro Italico
Sunday 20 September 12pm BST Men’s & women’s finals Foro Italico

When is the 2021 Rome Masters?

The Rome Masters, which is also known as the Internazionali BNL d’Italia and the Italian Open, returns to its usual calendar slot in 2021 after an unusual autumnal edition in 2020.

The 2021 Internazionali BNL d’Italia will be played from 9-16 May, two weeks before the French Open.

Rafael Nadal celebrates winning a ninth Rome Masters title in 2019 (Foto Antonietta Baldassarre / Insidefoto/Sipa USA)

ATP Rome Masters Players 2021

A packed men’s field will do battle for the title at the 2021 Rome Masters from 9-16 May, led by world no. 1 and 2 Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal

Nadal has won a total of nine Rome Masters titles and although he did not triumph at the Foro Italico for four years between 2013-17, he won back-to-back titles in 2018-19, defeating Alexander Zverev and Novak Djokovic in respective three-set finals.

The Spaniard fell in the quarterfinals to Diego Schwartzman in 2020, but that was not surprising given that the Rome Masters was Nadal’s first tournament since Acapulco in February – and it did not stop him from winning an incredible thirteenth singles title at the French Open.

Nadal will be the favourite to make it a ‘decima’ of Rome Masters titles in 2021.

Novak Djokovic

Second only to his great rival Nadal in Rome titles won, Djokovic has lifted the trophy at the Foro Italico five times between 2008 and 2020, and reached the final an additional five times, including four of the past five years.

Djokovic began 2020 by winning his eighth Australian Open title and had a perfect 18-0 record before the sport was shut down due to the global pandemic. He rebounded from his shock US Open default by winning his fifth Rome Masters title, defeating Casper Ruud in the semifinals and Diego Schwartzman in the final, and is currently the all-time Masters 1000 Series title leader. Will we see another clash between Nadal and Djokovic in Rome in 2021?

Diego Schwartzman

After nine defeats to Nadal, the dogged but diminutive Schwartzman finally broke through to beat the King of Clay in Rome in 2020. Schwartzman’s 6-2, 7-5 victory over Nadal put him in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia semifinals for the second straight year and he went on to beat Denis Shapovalov in a three-set thriller to reach the final.

Schwartzman also made the semifinals of the French Open in 2020, broke into the top 10 for the first time and qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals – can he continue to rise in 2021?

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Twice a Masters 1000 Series finalist, including on clay in Madrid in 2019 where he beat Nadal, Tsitsipas ended his 2019 season by winning the Nitto ATP Finals and reached the second Grand Slam semifinal of his career at the French Open in 2020.

The Greek was a semifinalist at the Rome Masters in 2019 but suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Italy’s own young star Jannik Sinner in 2020. He will be keen to rebound when he returns to the Rome Masters in 2021.

Dominic Thiem

Thiem claimed a signature win over Nadal in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Rome Masters, but although he went on to make the final of the French Open in 2018-19, he has not won a match in Rome since, losing to Fabio Fognini and Fernando Verdasco respectively and not playing at all in 2020.

That’s more of a combination of unfortunate circumstances than any reason to believe that Thiem can’t make a deep run in Rome, however – and he will return to the Foro Italico in 2021 as a Grand Slam and Masters 1000 Series champion.

Alexander Zverev

The only man outside of the Big Four to claim the Rome Masters title since Carlos Moya in 2004 is Germany’s Zverev, who defeated Djokovic in the 2017 final.

Zverev returned to the Rome Masters final in 2018, finishing runner-up to Nadal, and a surprise early defeat to wildcard Matteo Berrettini in 2019 does not mean that the German, now a three-time Masters 1000 Series champion and a US Open finalist in 2020, won’t be among the favourites when the Rome Masters takes place in May 2021.

Rome Masters Player Performance

Who are the best-performing male players at the Rome Masters?

Player Years played Titles Finals 2020 result Win-loss
Rafael Nadal 16 9 2 QF (lost to Diego Schwartzman) 63-7
Novak Djokovic 14 5 5 Champion (d. Diego Schwartzman) 55-9
Alexander Zverev 4 1 1 Did not play 11-3
Diego Schwartzman 5 1 Runner-up (lost to Novak Djokovic) 9-5
Stan Wawrinka 15 1 R1 (lost to Lorenzo Musetti) 22-14
Dominic Thiem 5 Did not play 8-5
Stefanos Tsitsipas 3 R2 (lost to Jannik Sinner) 3-3
Daniil Medvedev 2 Did not play 0-2

Rome Masters Tournament Information

ATP Rome Masters Internazionali BNL d’Italia
Dates 9-16 May 2021
Location Rome, Italy
Venue Foro Italico
Surface Outdoor red clay
Category ATP Masters 1000/WTA 1000
Draw size 56 singles/24 doubles
First played 2002
Most titles Men: Rafael Nadal (9)

Women: Chris Evert (5)

Prize money ATP: €5,791,280
WTA: US$3,452,538
Reigning champions Men’s singles: Novak Djokovic

Women’s singles: Simona Halep

Men’s doubles: Marcel Granollers/Horacio Zeballos

Women’s doubles: Su-Wei Hsieh/Barbora Strycova

About the Rome Masters

The Rome Masters is one of nine Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP Tour calendar, and the third to be played on European clay after the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and the Madrid Masters.

Also known as the Internazionali BNL d’Italia and the Italian Open, the Rome Masters is usually played in early May immediately after the Madrid Masters, and two weeks before the French Open in Paris.

This changed in 2020 due to the global health crisis, when the Rome Masters was played in the autumn from 14-21 September before returning to its regular calendar slot in 2021.

Featuring a 56-player singles draw and offering 1,000 ranking points to the winner, the Rome Masters is played in picturesque surroundings at the iconic, Mussolini-built Foro Italico. This reflects the tournament’s 1930s roots, although it was played in Milan from its inception in 1930-4 before first moving to Rome and the Foro Italico in 1935. Throughout the tournament’s history, it has also been played in Turin, and the women’s event has also been played in Perugia and Taranto during the 1980s before moving back to Rome.

Now a Masters 1000 Series for the men and a WTA 1000 tournament for the women, the Rome Masters continues to be a highlight of the European clay-court season as well as a key battleground ahead of the French Open.

For the first 70 years of its existence, the Italian Open saw many tennis greats lifting the trophy including Bill Tilden, Rod Laver, Ilie Nastase, Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl and Gustavo Kuerten. But it has never seen a champion like Rafael Nadal. The young man who would soon be known as the ‘King of Clay’ triumphed in Rome for the first time in 2005, defeating Guillermo Coria in the final, and went on to win eight more titles for a record title of nine, with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic among opponents he has defeated in finals.

Since Nadal’s first triumph in 2005, in fact, only two men other than the Spanish lefty and his great rival Djokovic have managed to break through to win the Rome Masters: Andy Murray, who became the Rome Master’s first British winner since 1931 when he stunned Djokovic in straight sets in the 2016 final, and Alexander Zverev, the German youngster who cemented his status as one of the brightest stars of tennis’s next generation when he defeated Djokovic in the 2017 final. Status quo was restored in 2019, however, when Nadal and Djokovic faced off in the final once more, the nine-time champion defeating the four-time one in three sets. Djokovic picked up his fifth Rome Masters title in 2020, defeating Diego Schwartzman in the final. The Rome Masters is one of the few prestigious tennis titles which Roger Federer has never won.

Five Italian men have lifted the trophy at what is now the Rome Masters, most notably the great Niccolo Pietrangeli in 1957 and again in 1961; one of the tournament’s show courts is named after Pietrangeli. The most recent homegrown winner was Adriano Pannatta in 1976.

ATP Rome Masters Ranking Points

Round Points
Champion 1,000
Runner-up 600
Semifinalist 360
Quarterfinal 180
R16 90
R32 45
R64 10

 

Rome Masters Champions

Here is a complete list of players who have won singles titles at the Rome Masters, also known as the Italian Open, since the tournament’s first Open Era edition in 1969.

Year Men’s Champion Men’s Runner-up Women’s Champion Women’s Runner-up
1969 John Newcombe Tony Roche Julie Heldman Kerry Melville
1970 Ilie Nastase Jan Kodes Billie Jean King Julie Heldman
1971 Rod Laver (2) Jan Kodes Virginia Wade Helga Niessen Masthoff
1972 Manuel Orantes Jan Kodes Linda Tuero Olga Morozova
1973 Ilie Nastase (2) Manuel Orantes Evonne Goolagong Chris Evert
1974 Bjorn Borg Ilie Nastase Chris Evert Martina Navratilova
1975 Raul Ramirez Manuel Orantes Chris Evert (2) Martina Navratilova
1976 Adriano Pannatta Guillermo Vilas Mima Jausovec Lesley Hunt
1977 Vitus Gerulaitis Antonio Zugarelli Janet Newberry Renata Tomanova
1978 Bjorn Borg (2) Adriano Panatta Regina Marsikova Virginia Ruzici
1979 Vitus Gerulaitis (2) Guillermo Vilas Tracy Austin Sylvia Hanika
1980 Guillermo Vilas Yannick Noah Chris Evert (3) Virginia Ruzici
1981 Jose Luis Clerc Victor Pecci Chris Evert (4) Virginia Ruzici
1982 Andres Gomez Eliot Teltscher Chris Evert (5) Hana Mandlikova
1983 Jimmy Arias Jose Higueras Andrea Temesvari Bonnie Gadusek
1984 Andres Gomez (2) Aaron Krickstein Manuela Maleeva Chris Evert
1985 Yannick Noah Miroslav Mecir Raffaella Reggi Vicki Nelson-Dunbar
1986 Ivan Lendl Emilio Sanchez Not played Not played
1987 Mats Wilander Martin Jaite Steffi Graf Gabriela Sabatini
1988 Ivan Lendl (2) Guillermo Perez Roldan Gabriela Sabatini Helen Kelesi
1989 Alberto Mancini Andre Agassi Gabriela Sabatini (2) Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1990 Thomas Muster Andrei Chesnokov Monica Seles Martina Navratilova
1991 Emilio Sanchez Alberto Mancini Gabriela Sabatini (3) Monica Seles
1992 Jim Courier Carlos Costa Gabriela Sabatini (4) Monica Seles (2)
1993 Jim Courier (2) Goran Ivanisevic Conchita Martinez Gabriela Sabatini (2)
1994 Pete Sampras Boris Becker Conchita Martinez (2) Martina Navratilova
1995 Thomas Muster (2) Sergi Bruguera Conchita Martinez (3) Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
1996 Thomas Muster (3) Richard Krajicek Conchita Martinez (4) Martina Hingis
1997 Alex Corretja Marcelo Rios Mary Pierce Conchita Martinez
1998 Marcelo Rios Alberto Costa Martina Hingis Venus Williams
1999 Gustavo Kuerten Patrick Rafter Venus Williams Mary Pierce
2000 Magnus Norman Gustavo Kuerten Monica Seles (2) Amelie Mauresmo
2001 Juan Carlos Ferrero Gustavo Kuerten Jelena Dokic Amelie Mauresmo
2002 Andre Agassi Tommy Haas Serena Williams Justine Henin
2003 Felix Mantilla Roger Federer Kim Clijsters Amelie Mauresmo
2004 Carlos Moya David Nalbandian Amelie Mauresmo Jennifer Capriati
2005 Rafael Nadal Guillermo Coria Amelie Mauresmo (2) Patty Schnyder
2006 Rafael Nadal (2) Roger Federer Martina Hingis (2) Dinara Safina
2007 Rafael Nadal (3) Fernando Gonzalez Jelena Jankovic Svetlana Kuznetsova
2008 Novak Djokovic Stan Wawrinka Jelena Jankovic (2) Alize Cornet
2009 Rafael Nadal (4) Novak Djokovic Dinara Safina Svetlana Kuznetsova
2010 Rafael Nadal (5) David Ferrer Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez Jelena Jankovic
2011 Novak Djokovic (2) Rafael Nadal Maria Sharapova Samantha Stosur
2012 Rafael Nadal (6) Novak Djokovic Maria Sharapova (2) Li Na
2013 Rafael Nadal (7) Roger Federer Serena Williams (2) Victoria Azarenka
2014 Novak Djokovic (3) Rafael Nadal Serena Williams (3) Sara Errani
2015 Novak Djokovic (4) Roger Federer Maria Sharapova (3) Carla Suarez Navarro
2016 Andy Murray Novak Djokovic Serena Williams (4) Madison Keys
2017 Alexander Zverev Novak Djokovic Elina Svitolina Simona Halep
2018 Rafael Nadal (8) Alexander Zverev Elina Svitolina (2) Simona Halep (2)
2019 Rafael Nadal (9) Novak Djokovic Karolina Pliskova Johanna Konta
2020 Novak Djokovic (5) Diego Schwartzman Simona Halep Karolina Pliskova

Rome Masters tennis is live from Rome, Italy from 9-16 May, with play starting around 11am local/10am BST. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

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