This week on Courts (Rome) – 19/2021

Another week of 1000s level tennis. We are moving from Madrid to Rome.

Tennis Week 19/2021

ATP 1000 Internazionali BNL d’Italia

Place: Rome, Italy
May 9 – May 16
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $2 563 710
Draw size: 56

Seventeen out of ATP’s top twenty players were on the entry list shortly before the tournament. Some of them will withdraw at the last moment but we can get a lot of excellent matchups during this week at the beautiful Rome tennis stadium.

Nadal and Tsitsipas lost in the quarterfinals in Madrid, so their time for revenge is here.  Djokovic will play on clay after the break too. I would say one of these three will win the event.

Who to watch: Djokovic, Nadal, Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Zverev, Schwartzman, Rublev, Berrettini
Our worth the money call: Tsitsipas

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WTA 1000 Internazionali BNL d’Italia

Place: Madrid, Spain
May 10 – May 16
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $ 1 835 490
Draw size: 64

That is not quite usual but all top ten players and eighteen of the top twenty players should be present at Roma clay courts. I believe there will be some last-minute withdrawals after the Madrid tournament ends, but we can call this tournament a small Grand Slam on clay. Serena Williams makes her first appearance on the clay this season and it will a hard task to stay in the draw till the last day.

Who to watch: Barty, Halep, Svitolina, Pliskova, Sabalenka, Kvitova, Swiatek, Williams Serena
Our worth the money call: Halep

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Next Week (20/2021) Schedule:

ATP 250 Gonet Geneva Open, Geneva, Switzerland
ATP 250 Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Lyon, France
WTA 250 Belgrade, Serbia
WTA 250 Emilia Romagna Open, Parma, Italy

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Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

He currently plays with:
Racket: Wilson Clash 100
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast
Grip: Head Xtreme Soft
Shoes: Asics Gel-Game 5 Clay (for clay courts), Lotto Court (for hard courts)
Balls: Dunlop Fort All Courts and Head Championship

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