The Rome ATP Masters 1000 tournament begins, and it is the third to be played on clay.
A tournament that has had several victims, the most notable of which are Rafa Nadal, Matteo Berrettini or Denis Shapovalov. Nevertheless, despite those important people who invite many people to witness the tennis action, we have great stars like the world no. Novak Djokovic and second in the world Carlos Alcaraz.
Novak Djokovic, the tennis player who was invited to confirm his title
The Serbian tennis player is in an important situation as he is the main player to win this clay duel in Rome. Djokovic is looking for power after he hasn’t had a very good dynamic this tour of the ATP calendar to get back the feelings he didn’t get in his engagements in Monte Carlo and Banja Luka. Absent from the Mutua Madrid Open, Novak would have no challenger at the top of the rankings until the round of 16. By then, he would have to face either Cameron Norrie or Alex de Minaur. In the semifinals, he would crash Holger Rune or Felix Auger Alias. In the semi-final, things would get serious as it could be crossed with Casper Ruud and Jannik Sinner. In the long-awaited final, his main competitor was Carlos Alcaraz.
Carlos Alcaraz, first time successfully
The racket born in Murcia has been one of the sensations on the ATP professional circuit in recent months. His back-to-back claim at both Barcelona and Madrid They assume him as one of the biggest favorites to win the Rome trophy on his debut in this Masters 1000 series. In the first round, Carlos would not suffer from a class competitor until the quarter finals. At that moment you would see a face or with Stefanos Tsitsipas and Lorenzo Musetti. For the semi-finals, he has a very complicated trio because they would be waiting for him Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev or Andrei Rublev. The level did not drop in the final, because Casper Ruud, Jannik Sinner or Novak Djokovic himself are waiting for him.
Possible favorites Masters 1000 Rome
Rublev He has been solid on this clay tour and won the championship in Monte Carlo. Tsitsipas He arrives on the back of an erratic and unexpected defeat at the Mutua Madrid Open against Struff, although he always starts as favorite on this surface. He will also defend the 2022 final, where he lost to Djokovic. Rune He has already established himself among the best and has shown that he has the charisma of a master player for big duels. Sinner He is a big favorite of the local fans and tries to bring joy to all his fans, even though things have not always gone in the best way in Rome.
- Andrey Rublev (RUS)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (KRE)
- Holger Rune (DEN)
- Jannik Sinner (ITA)
Possible surprises at Masters 1000 Rome
Khachanov he is enjoying his tennis again. The regularity of his results has seen him take a step forward in 2023 and start showing up in the pools to go far. Fritz He has shown that he can adapt to slow clay as well and we will have to see how he does in Rome. your countryman Tiafoe He is also capable of troubling any opponent and is a player to be reckoned with. Eventually Bernabe Zapataa tennis player who achieved his first victories at the Masters 1000 tournament in Madrid and wants to continue to achieve victories that fill him with confidence.
- Karen Khachanov (Russia)
- Taylor Fritz (USA)
- Frances Tiafoe (USA)
- Bernabe Zapata (ESP)