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Italian Open: Men’s singles in Rome: Who plays today, May 11? Nadal, Paul, Medvedev, Rune…


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This is our selection of the best offers for matches in the men’s competition at the Italia Open today.

Hubert Hurkacz has been performing exceptionally well on clay this season and is expected to be the favorite in his upcoming match against Rafael Nadal. He confirmed his status as the favorite, winning 6:1 and 6:3 in the 3rd sensation.

Jack Draper (GBR) vs Daniil Medvedev

A hardcourt specialist, Daniil Medvedev is the defending champion at the ATP Rome Masters. Surprisingly, he won on clay last year, but now he returns to the Italian capital to defend his title. However, it is common knowledge that Daniil Medvedev never defends his titles, so it would be a remarkable achievement if he managed to do it at an event that he wasn’t expected to win in the first place. Unfortunately, his fitness is questionable after retiring from Madrid due to a hip injury. It remains to be seen if that will be an issue for him, but he also faces a tough draw. His first match against Jack Draper will not be an easy one, as Draper is looking for a signature win and has been proving that the stereotype that “Brits don’t like clay” is outdated. Therefore, it is a challenging opener for Medvedev, and we’ll have to wait and see if he manages to pull through.

Tommy Paul (USA) vs Aslan Karatsev

Aslan Karatsev, a former number 14 player, won his first match since returning from injury earlier this year. He came back from a set down to beat Mackenzie McDonald on Thursday. Karatsev has struggled to maintain consistency in recent years, but he has shown his ability in the Madrid Masters, where he reached the semi-finals last season. Now, he is eager to make the most of this opportunity.

The world number 16, Tommy Paul, is known for being a solid all-courter. However, he has played only two games on clay coming into Rome, and his performance has been inconsistent since his impressive run to the semi-finals of Indian Wells in March. Karatsev previously beat Paul in straight sets at the Olympic Games three years ago, but this time, the match is expected to be closer as the Russian player is still trying to find his top form. Karatsev is predicted to win at least one set, but who will ultimately emerge as the victor is uncertain.

Luca Nardi (ITA) vs Holger Rne (DEN)

Italian tennis player Luca Nardi, aged 20, has achieved a great accomplishment by beating Daniel Altmaier in straight sets on Thursday’s game, which has helped him climb the rankings into the top 70 for the first time. This is an impressive result on clay, especially considering that Nardi has struggled to make much of a dent on tour since winning the Napoli Challenger on clay in March after his surprising victory over Novak Djokovic in three sets at Indian Wells.

In his next game, Nardi will face last season’s runner-up, Holger Rune, in what promises to be an exciting encounter. The match will take place in Rome, where Rune will have to play his usual role as the piece’s villain in one of tennis’s most raucous partisan atmospheres. Rune has been struggling to find consistent form since the start of the late harhardcourting last summer, and Nardi, along with the home fans, will be well aware of his recent shortcomings. If he performs at his best, Rune is expected to win in straight sets, but Nardi is likely to earn at least a set, which leaves the result up to chance. The match will be played on Centre Court, late on Saturday night.

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