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Dates, players, prize money: Everything you always wanted to know about the 2023 Italian Open (but never had time to find out)

All you need to know about the combined ATP-WTA event, which is played at the Foro Italico Stadium

Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek with their trophies at the 2023 Italian Open Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek with their trophies at the 2023 Italian Open Image Credit: Inside/ AI/Reuters/Panoramic/ Tennis Majors

What are the dates of the 2023 Italian Open

The 2023 edition of the Italian Open, also known as the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, starts from May 8, 2023 and ends on May 21, 2023.

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 Nadal and Djokovic playing in Rome this year?

As of date, both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are on the entry list for the Italian Open. Both players withdrew from Madrid, the second ATP Masters Series event on the calendar.

Nadal has not played since hurting his hip at the Australian Open while Djokovic faced elbow issues in Banja Luka, where he lost in the quarter-finals and subsequently pulled out of Madrid.

Who are the defending champions in Rome?

Novak Djokovic won the men’s singles title in 2022, his sixth in Rome, with a 6-0, 7-6 win over Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.

Poland’s Iga Swiatek won her second consecutive Italian Open title in 2022 with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ons Jabeur in the title match.

Croatian duo Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic are the defending men’s doubles champions while Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova/ Veronika Kudermetova are the defending women’s doubles 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’s the draw size in Rome?

The tournament is moving to an expanded draw size this year, with 96 singles players 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 2023 Italian Open?

The total prize money for the men’s ATP Rome Masters is €7,705,780 while for the women, the total commitment is $3,572,618.

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 2023 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 InstagramTwitter and Facebook. The tournament also has its own channel on YouTube, which can be accessed here.

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