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Italian Open 2022

7 May 2022 - 15 May 2022


The Italian Open is one of the most prestigious clay-court tournaments leading up to the French Open. The competition takes place in Rome. The Italian Open comes under the Masters 1000 series on the ATP Tour and the WTA 1000 series on the WTA Tour.



 Italian Open History

The Italian Open was first held in 1930 but did not take place from 1936-1949. However, it has been held every year since 1950. Bill Tilden of the United States and Lili Alvarez won the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively in 1930.


Several top players have won the Italian Open over the years with Rafael Nadal winning it on 10 occasions. Chris Evert has won it five times, more than any other woman. The likes of Novak Djokovic, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Bjorn Borg have also won the Italian Open.



Italian Open Prize Money

The total prize money for the men’s tournaments of the Italian Open is €6,008,725 while that for the women’s tournaments is $2, 257,250. 


Italian Open Venue

The Italian Open was first held in Milan until 1934. It was later moved to the Foro Italico in Rome. It has three stadium courts, out of which the Campo Centrale has a capacity of upto 10,4000 spectators. The other two courts are the Supertennis Arena and the Stadio Pietrangeli.


Italian Open past champions

Rafael Nadal won his tenth title in Rome last year by beating Novak Djokovic 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in the final. In the Women’s Singles competition, Iga Swiatek won by beating Karolina Pliskova 6-0, 6-0 in the final. This was the first time that any player, male or female, won the Italian Open final without dropping a single game.


Players to watch out for

In the Men’s Singles tournament, reigning champion Rafael Nadal is among the contenders to win the Italian Open. The Spaniard returned from his rib injury and reached the quarterfinals at the Madrid Open. Having had a few games under his belt, Nadal can have a strong run in Rome.

Carlos Alcaraz is arguably the heaviest favorite to win the Italian Open. The 19-year-old has enjoyed an exceptional season so far and we are yet to see the best of him. Novak Djokovic had a good run in Madrid and he is gradually finding his rhythm so we could see him have a good run at the Italian Open. The likes of Alexnader Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev are also capable of contending for the title.


Iga Swiatek is possibly the heaviest favorite to win the Women’s Singles title at the Italian Open. The Pole has won four tournaments on the trot and has a good chance of defending her title. The likes of Paula Badosa, Maria Sakkari, Anett Kontveit, Karolina Pliskova and Ons Jabeur can also challenge for the title. Simona Halep looks to be in good form at present and she should not be written off either.


Videos
"Novak Djokovic is the symbol of freedom and courage, whoever prevented him from playing in Australia is a coward" - Italian historian Vittorio Sgarbi on Serb's visa controversy
"Novak Djokovic is the symbol of freedom and courage, whoever prevented him from playing in Australia is a coward" - Italian historian Vittorio Sgarbi on Serb's visa controversy

"Novak Djokovic is the symbol of freedom and courage, whoever prevented him from playing in Australia is a coward" - Italian historian Vittorio Sgarbi on Serb's visa controversy

Iga Swiatek, Bianca Andreescu, Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles are all so young but are doing a great job educating people on mental health: Psychologist Daria Abramowicz
Iga Swiatek, Bianca Andreescu, Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles are all so young but are doing a great job educating people on mental health: Psychologist Daria Abramowicz

Iga Swiatek, Bianca Andreescu, Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles are all so young but are doing a great job educating people on mental health: Psychologist Daria Abramowicz

"His determination on one side and on the other his generosity" - Novak Djokovic's manager Edoardo Artaldi on the World No. 1's greatest qualities
"His determination on one side and on the other his generosity" - Novak Djokovic's manager Edoardo Artaldi on the World No. 1's greatest qualities

"His determination on one side and on the other his generosity" - Novak Djokovic's manager Edoardo Artaldi on the World No. 1's greatest qualities

5 players who have defeated Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open ft. Rafael Nadal & Andy Murray
5 players who have defeated Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open ft. Rafael Nadal & Andy Murray

5 players who have defeated Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open ft. Rafael Nadal & Andy Murray

Pam Shriver urges Serena Williams, Billie Jean King & other players to form a syndicate to buy Italian Open in a bid for equal prize money 
Pam Shriver urges Serena Williams, Billie Jean King & other players to form a syndicate to buy Italian Open in a bid for equal prize money 

Pam Shriver urges Serena Williams, Billie Jean King & other players to form a syndicate to buy Italian Open in a bid for equal prize money 

3 records of Novak Djokovic that could be nearly impossible to break
3 records of Novak Djokovic that could be nearly impossible to break

3 records of Novak Djokovic that could be nearly impossible to break

"Federer and Nadal have always been there, but for me Nadal is the biggest opponent of my career" - Novak Djokovic 
"Federer and Nadal have always been there, but for me Nadal is the biggest opponent of my career" - Novak Djokovic 

"Federer and Nadal have always been there, but for me Nadal is the biggest opponent of my career" - Novak Djokovic 

"He has some superpowers, he is the greatest of all time in tennis right now" - Iga Swiatek on Rafael Nadal
"He has some superpowers, he is the greatest of all time in tennis right now" - Iga Swiatek on Rafael Nadal

"He has some superpowers, he is the greatest of all time in tennis right now" - Iga Swiatek on Rafael Nadal

3 times Novak Djokovic won a set 6-0 in a Masters 1000 final
3 times Novak Djokovic won a set 6-0 in a Masters 1000 final

3 times Novak Djokovic won a set 6-0 in a Masters 1000 final

WTA rankings update: Iga Swiatek solidifies position at the top, Ons Jabeur reaches new career-high | 16 May 2022
WTA rankings update: Iga Swiatek solidifies position at the top, Ons Jabeur reaches new career-high | 16 May 2022

WTA rankings update: Iga Swiatek solidifies position at the top, Ons Jabeur reaches new career-high | 16 May 2022

Weekly round-up: Novak Djokovic wins 6th title in Rome, Iga Swiateks triumphs at 5th successive tournament | 9-16 May, 2022
Weekly round-up: Novak Djokovic wins 6th title in Rome, Iga Swiateks triumphs at 5th successive tournament | 9-16 May, 2022

Weekly round-up: Novak Djokovic wins 6th title in Rome, Iga Swiateks triumphs at 5th successive tournament | 9-16 May, 2022

ATP rankings update: Novak Djokovic extends record-breaking reign at the top, Rafael Nadal down a spot to No. 5 | 16 May 2022
ATP rankings update: Novak Djokovic extends record-breaking reign at the top, Rafael Nadal down a spot to No. 5 | 16 May 2022

ATP rankings update: Novak Djokovic extends record-breaking reign at the top, Rafael Nadal down a spot to No. 5 | 16 May 2022

"Tennis is really just a contest to see who can be a runner-up to Iga Swiatek" - Fans in awe as World No. 1 continues unbeaten run with Italian Open title
"Tennis is really just a contest to see who can be a runner-up to Iga Swiatek" - Fans in awe as World No. 1 continues unbeaten run with Italian Open title

"Tennis is really just a contest to see who can be a runner-up to Iga Swiatek" - Fans in awe as World No. 1 continues unbeaten run with Italian Open title

Watch: Fired-up Novak Djokovic gets big reaction from crowd after incredible rally during Italian Open final
Watch: Fired-up Novak Djokovic gets big reaction from crowd after incredible rally during Italian Open final

Watch: Fired-up Novak Djokovic gets big reaction from crowd after incredible rally during Italian Open final

5 Milestones Iga Swiatek achieved after winning the Italian Open 
5 Milestones Iga Swiatek achieved after winning the Italian Open 

5 Milestones Iga Swiatek achieved after winning the Italian Open 

Big 3 extend Masters 1000 winning streak on clay to 19 years after Novak Djokovic's Rome triumph
Big 3 extend Masters 1000 winning streak on clay to 19 years after Novak Djokovic's Rome triumph

Big 3 extend Masters 1000 winning streak on clay to 19 years after Novak Djokovic's Rome triumph

At the same time that Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the Italian Open, his son Stefan won his 1st tennis match
At the same time that Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the Italian Open, his son Stefan won his 1st tennis match

At the same time that Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the Italian Open, his son Stefan won his 1st tennis match

"I try my best every single day, and I hope I can get to your level one day, it's very inspiring" - Stefanos Tsitsipas on Novak Djokovic
"I try my best every single day, and I hope I can get to your level one day, it's very inspiring" - Stefanos Tsitsipas on Novak Djokovic

"I try my best every single day, and I hope I can get to your level one day, it's very inspiring" - Stefanos Tsitsipas on Novak Djokovic

"Novak Djokovic's like a Formula 1 car, he makes sure every single thing that he does is reaching as close to perfection" - Stefanos Tsitsipas
"Novak Djokovic's like a Formula 1 car, he makes sure every single thing that he does is reaching as close to perfection" - Stefanos Tsitsipas

"Novak Djokovic's like a Formula 1 car, he makes sure every single thing that he does is reaching as close to perfection" - Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tennis news today: Daniil Medvedev returns to action at Geneva Open, Emma Raducanu enjoys a day out at Brands Hatch racing circuit | 16 May 2022
Tennis news today: Daniil Medvedev returns to action at Geneva Open, Emma Raducanu enjoys a day out at Brands Hatch racing circuit | 16 May 2022

Tennis news today: Daniil Medvedev returns to action at Geneva Open, Emma Raducanu enjoys a day out at Brands Hatch racing circuit | 16 May 2022

"To some extent, it's a relief after everything that happened at the beginning of the year" - Novak Djokovic after winning the Italian Open
"To some extent, it's a relief after everything that happened at the beginning of the year" - Novak Djokovic after winning the Italian Open

"To some extent, it's a relief after everything that happened at the beginning of the year" - Novak Djokovic after winning the Italian Open

5 milestones Novak Djokovic achieved by triumphing in Rome
5 milestones Novak Djokovic achieved by triumphing in Rome

5 milestones Novak Djokovic achieved by triumphing in Rome

"The second-set tie-break was vintage Novak, he went into lockdown mode" - Andy Roddick on Novak Djokovic's win against Stefanos Tsitsipas in Rome final
"The second-set tie-break was vintage Novak, he went into lockdown mode" - Andy Roddick on Novak Djokovic's win against Stefanos Tsitsipas in Rome final

"The second-set tie-break was vintage Novak, he went into lockdown mode" - Andy Roddick on Novak Djokovic's win against Stefanos Tsitsipas in Rome final

Watch: Novak Djokovic sings during trophy presentation at Italian Open
Watch: Novak Djokovic sings during trophy presentation at Italian Open

Watch: Novak Djokovic sings during trophy presentation at Italian Open

"I would take her versus the field" - Andy Roddick on Iga Swiatek's Roland Garros chances after winning Rome
"I would take her versus the field" - Andy Roddick on Iga Swiatek's Roland Garros chances after winning Rome

"I would take her versus the field" - Andy Roddick on Iga Swiatek's Roland Garros chances after winning Rome

"With all due respect to ‘Next One’ Carlos Alcaraz, favorite for Roland Garros must now be ‘The One’" - Tennis fans hail Novak Djokovic after Italian Open win
"With all due respect to ‘Next One’ Carlos Alcaraz, favorite for Roland Garros must now be ‘The One’" - Tennis fans hail Novak Djokovic after Italian Open win

"With all due respect to ‘Next One’ Carlos Alcaraz, favorite for Roland Garros must now be ‘The One’" - Tennis fans hail Novak Djokovic after Italian Open win

Italian Open 2022 score, winner and recap: Novak Djokovic secures record-extending 38th Masters 1000 crown
Italian Open 2022 score, winner and recap: Novak Djokovic secures record-extending 38th Masters 1000 crown

Italian Open 2022 score, winner and recap: Novak Djokovic secures record-extending 38th Masters 1000 crown

5 active tennis greats and the big trophies missing from their cabinets, featuring Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer
5 active tennis greats and the big trophies missing from their cabinets, featuring Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

5 active tennis greats and the big trophies missing from their cabinets, featuring Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

Italian Open 2022 score, winner and recap: Iga Swiatek goes back-to-back in Rome, stretches winning streak to 28
Italian Open 2022 score, winner and recap: Iga Swiatek goes back-to-back in Rome, stretches winning streak to 28

Italian Open 2022 score, winner and recap: Iga Swiatek goes back-to-back in Rome, stretches winning streak to 28

Italian Open 2022 final, Iga Swiatek vs Ons Jabeur: Where to watch, TV schedule, live streaming details and more
Italian Open 2022 final, Iga Swiatek vs Ons Jabeur: Where to watch, TV schedule, live streaming details and more

Italian Open 2022 final, Iga Swiatek vs Ons Jabeur: Where to watch, TV schedule, live streaming details and more

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