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Where is the Internazionali BNL d’Italia held?

The tournament is held in Italy on the courts of the Foro Italico sports complex. Located in the north of Rome, in the Della Vittoria district, the complex was built between 1928 and 1938 and hosted the 1960 Olympic Games. The tennis courts are right next to Rome’s Olympic Stadium.

The stadium’s address is: Viale del Foro Italico, 00135 Roma RM, Italy. 

On which surface is the tournament played?

The Internazionali BNL d’Italia is played on outdoor clay courts. It is the final major tune-up event ahead of Roland-Garros, the clay court Grand Slam in Paris in May.

Are Djokovic AND NADAL playing in Rome this year?

Both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are set to play in Rome this year. Djokovic decided to skip the Madrid Masters while Nadal played in Barcelona and Madrid as he returned to the Tour after three months out through injury, having played just once before that in the past 15 months.

This year’s Rome Masters is almost certain to be Nadal’s last. The Spaniard says 2024 is likely to be his last year on Tour, admitting that his body “has been sending me signals” for some time.

Who are the defending champions in Rome?

Daniil Medvedev is the defending men’s champion, having won his first clay-court title, beating Holger Rune in the final in 2023.

Elena Rybakina is the defending women’s champion. The Kazakh beat world No 1 Iga Swiatek in the quarters ans then took out surprise finalist Anhelina Kalinina in the final.

Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski are the defending men’s doubles champions while Elise Mertens and Storm Hunter are the defending women’s champions.

Is the draw for the Italian Open out?

No, the draw for the tournament will be made a few days prior to the event.

What IS the draw size in Rome?

The tournament has 96-player draws in both the men’s and women’s singles, and 32 doubles teams in both the men’s and women’s events.

How many rankings points can players earn at the Italian Open?

The ranking points on offer for the men at the Rome Masters is as follows:

  • Winner: 1000
  • Runner-up: 600
  • Semi-finalists: 360
  • Quarter-finalists: 180
  • Round of 16: 90
  • Third round: 45
  • Second round: 25
  • First round: 10

For the women, the ranking points on offer for is as below:

  • Winner: 1000
  • Runner-up: 650
  • Semi-finalists: 390
  • Quarter-finalists: 215
  • Round of 16: 120
  • Third round: 65
  • Second round: 35
  • First round: 10

What is the prize money at the 2024 Italian Open?

The total prize money for the men’s ATP Rome Masters is €7,877,020 ( while for the women, the total commitment is $5,509,771 (€4,791,705)

Men’s singles prize money breakdown:
Winner: €963,225
Runner-up: €512,260
Semi-finals: €284,590
Quarter-finals: €161,995
4th round: €88,440
3rd round: €51,665
2nd round: €30,255
1st round: €20,360

Women’s singles prize money breakdown
Winner: €699,690
Runner-up: €365,015
Semi-finals: €192,405
Quarter-finals: €99,160
4th round: €52,480
3rd round: €30,435
2nd round: €16,965
1st round: €10,495

Who has won the most Italian Open titles?

Rafael Nadal has won the men’s singles titles in Rome 10 times – the most by any player in the history of the tournament. The Spaniard won the title in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2019 and 2021. He has also reached the final on two other occasions – 2011 and 2014, going down to Djokovic both times.

American legend Chris Evert leads the tally for most women’s singles titles, having triumphed in Rome on five occasions – 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, and 1982.

How can I buy tickets for the Italian Open?

Tickets for the 2024 Italian Open can be bought via the official tournament website, which you can access here.

Where can I watch the Italian Open on television?

In the United States, the Tennis Channel is the host broadcaster. Details of its schedule and overseas broadcasting schedules for the men’s event can be found here and the women’s event can be seen here.

Can I follow the Italian Open on social media?

Yes, you can follow the Italian Open on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. The tournament also has its own channel on YouTube, which can be accessed here.

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