ATP Masters 1000 Rome

Djokovic Caps Perfect Rome Week, Wins Sixth Title

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 15, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) With the No. 1 ranking, a career 1,000th victory and the top seed at Roland Garros all secured – what he later labeled as a perfect week – Novak Djokovic entered his fourth […]

Zverev Continues Roman Conquest In Seach Of First 2022 Title

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 13, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 3 and second seed Alexander Zverev struck 24 winners and broke Cristian Garin‘s service four times – and, arguably, his spirit, too – to win 7-5, 6-2 in Rome Friday. The […]

Djokovic A Win Away From Retaining World No. 1 Ranking In Rome

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 12, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Top seed Novak Djokovic played at a high level and gave an impressive performance worthy of his World No. 1 ranking. It  lasted 74 minutes – and could have gone longer if needed […]

Nadal Begins Chase For 11th Italian Crown With Win Over Isner

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 11, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Rafael Nadal has never experienced a losing streak on his beloved clay. He’s garnered a 44-0 win-loss record in his next match on clay after a defeat. The 35-year-old Spaniard, five days removed […]

Djokovic Starts Roman Run With Impressive Win

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 10, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Five-time Internazionali BNL d’Italia champion Novak Djokovic has never lost before the quarterfinals in Rome. He’s in his record-extending 369th week as World No. 1. Tuesday afternoon on Court Centrale, Djokovic played like […]

Wawrinka Back In The Win Column In Rome

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 9, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Stan Wawrinka is back in the win column – rolling back the years – and to see him celebrate emphatically after his 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory over World No. 17 Reilly Opelka at […]

Nadal Wins Title Number 10 In Rome

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Since 2006, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have met a staggering 57 times covering all four Grand Slam finals, the Nitto ATP Finals and nine different ATP Masters 1000 events. You can even […]

Nadal’s Expectations For Rome Title Remain Alive

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 15, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) When in Rome, do as the Romans do – don’t bet against Rafa Nadal. As it is advisable to follow the conventions while in the Italian capital city, a bet for Nadal to […]

Clay Is Not Opelka’s Thing, But He Keeps Winning

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 14, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Reilly Opelka has reached his first ATP Masters 1000 semifinal at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia – and he’s done it on a surface that’s not exactly dear to him or most other American […]