ATP Masters 1000 Rome

Djokovic Ends Schwartzman’s Dream Week In Rome

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) One of the challenges of winning an ATP Masters 1000 singles title is that it requires both energy and determination – and the ability to beat a stacked draw filled with talented players. […]

Djokovic Ends Ruud’s Run In Rome

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) For more than two hours, upstart Casper Ruud gave World No.1 Novak Djokovic all he could handle on Sunday afternoon at Foro Italico. He had set points against the top-seeded Serbian in the […]

Djokovic Advances To Rome Semi-Finals

STARNBERG, September 19, 2020 World No. 1 Novak Djokovic ended the fantastic run of German qualifier Dominik Koepfer, winning 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 on Saturday afternoon to reach the semi-finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. The top seed of the […]

Nadal Cruises Into Rome Quaterfinal

STARNBERG, September 18, 2020 Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal has secured his berth in the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, his first tournament since February. The No. 2 seed dispatched Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3 in his third-round match under the […]

Vika 2.0 Is Spectacular In Top 5 Win Against Kenin

WASHINGTON, September 18, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) It doesn’t matter that less than a week ago Victoria Azarenka was playing in the final of a major while quarantined in “the bubble” in New York. She’s arrived in Rome and has […]

Koepfer, Musetti Set Third Round Clash In Rome

STARNBERG, September 17, 2020 Two qualifiers headlined Thursday’s second-round action at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Local teenager Lorenzo Musetti continued his fine form with a 6-3, 6-4 win over former World No. 4 Kei Nishikori of Japan. The […]

Nadal Makes Winning Return In Rome

STARNBERG, September 16, 2020 Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal began his Internazionali BNL d’Italia title defence in Rome on Wednesday evening with a comfortable 6-1, 6-1 win over last week’s US Open semi-finalist Pablo Carreno Busta in his first clay-court match of […]

Moving On, Novak Djokovic Hopes To Be A Wiser Player

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Novak Djokovic held his first news conference since he was disqualified from the US Open on Monday. The occasion was media day for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Djokovic said he hopes […]

Musetti Upsets Wawrinka At Rome Masters

STARNBERG, September 15, 2020 Lorenzo Musetti became the first player born in 2002 to secure an ATP Tour win. The 18-year-old qualifier defeated three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 6-0, 7-6(2) in his first-round match of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia […]

Outlook Optimistic For Internazionali BNL d’Italia

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Angelo Biaghi, president of the Italian tennis federation (FIT), said in an interview with Super Tennis on Friday that there is a good chance that the Internazionali BNL d’Italia could be played in September, […]