Stream ATP Rome Masters tennis live online from Sunday 14 May as Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal lead the field at the 2017 Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
Rome Masters 2017 tournament schedule
Rome 2017 tournament schedule
Who is playing at the Rome Masters in 2017?
The Internazionali BNL d'Italia, where the men's event is known as the Rome Masters, is the final testing ground before the second Grand Slam of the season begins at the French Open and the titans of men's tennis will be back at the Foro Italico when the 2017 edition begins on Sunday 14 May.
Defending champion Andy Murray, whose 6-3, 6-3 victory over perennial rival Djokovic in the 2016 final foreshadowed both Murray's run to his first French Open final a few weeks later and the fact - unimaginable last May - that Murray would overtake Djokovic in the rankings by the end of the year, will be back as the top seed at the Rome Masters in 2017. With the early months of his season overshadowed by various illnesses and an elbow injury, Murray will be hoping to get 2017 going on earnest on clay now that he's proved he's a threat to win the biggest prizes on all surfaces - could he make it back-to-back titles at the Rome Masters?
If Murray is to claim Rome again, it won't be easy. Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay whose seven Rome Masters titles between 2005 and 2013 make him the most successful player in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia's history, has been showing signs of a return to his old formidable form with runner-up finishes at the Australian Open, Acapulco and Miami so far in 2017 and if he really gets going on red clay, he could be set for his first Rome Masters title in four years. And then there's Novak Djokovic, denied a fifth title by Andy Murray in 2016: The defending French Open champion is going to want to recapture the title at the Foro Italico after a less-than-ideal stretch of results.
That's not to forget 2015 French Open champion and former Rome Masters runner-up Stan Wawrinka, either, who will also be joined by the rest of the top players of men's tennis, including Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nick Kyrgios when the 2017 Rome Masters begins on Sunday 14 May.
Rome Masters 2017 seeds
Check back here for a full list of the men's seeds at the 2017 Internazionali BNL d'Italia when the draw is released.
About the Rome Masters
Rome's Internazionali BNL d'Italia is the last Masters 1000 Series event of the clay-court season, and the final testing ground before the second Grand Slam of the year begins at the French Open.
The tournament made its debut way back in 1930, at that point held in Milan, at the Tennis Club Milano. It was held there until 1935, when the tournament relocated to the Foro Italico in Rome – where it has since remained - before going on a hiatus from 1936 to 1949.
The event final was best of five sets up until 2007, with the last five-set final coming between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in 2006. It was an all-time epic, in which Nadal triumphed 7-6(5) in the deciding set.
Jaroslav Drobny (1950, 1951, 1953) was the only player to win more than two titles at the event before the Open Era, with Nicola Pietrangeli, Marty Mulligan and Rod Laver winning two titles each. Other players to win the event multiple times include legends Ilie Natase, Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Jim Courier, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Nadal holds the record for titles won at the event, winning seven times (2005-07, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) and reaching nine finals. The Spaniard holds every positive record in the men's history of the tournament, winning the most consecutive titles (three), and reaching the most consecutive finals (six, from 2009 through to 2014.) That streak of finals was broken in 2015, when Stan Wawrinka took him down in the quarter-finals. The Swiss then fell to countryman Roger Federer, who in turn lost out to Novak Djokovic: 6-4 6-3 in the title match.
Djokovic returned to attempt to defend his title in 2016, but Andy Murray defeated him in straight sets in the final, foreshadowing his forthcoming run to the Roland Garros final and rise to world no. 1 by the end of the season.
Rome Masters tournament information
|Dates||14-21 May 2017|
|Surface||Red clay (outdoors)|
|ATP category||Masters 1000|
|WTA category||Premier 5|
|Draw size (men)||56 singles/24 doubles|
|Draw size (women)||56 singles/28 doubles|
|Prize money (men)||€4,300,755|
|Prize money (women)||€2,399,000|
|Most titles (men)||Rafael Nadal (7)|
|Most titles (women)||Chris Evert (5)|
|Reigning men's singles champion||Novak Djokovic|
|Reigning women's singles champion||Serena Williams|
|Reigning men's doubles champions||Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan|
|Reigning women's doubles champions||Martina Hingis/Sania Mirza|
Previous Rome Masters champions
|1968||Tom Okker||Bob Hewitt|
|1969||John Newcombe||Tony Roche|
|1970||Ilie Nastase||Jan Kodes|
|1971||Rod Laver (2)||Jan Kodes|
|1972||Manuel Orantes||Jan Kodes|
|1973||Ilie Nastase (2)||Manuel Orantes|
|1974||Bjorn Borg||Ilie Nastase|
|1975||Raul Ramirez||Manuel Orantes|
|1976||Adriano Panatta||Guillermo Vilas|
|1977||Vitas Gerulaitis||Antonio Zugarelli|
|1978||Bjorn Borg (2)||Adriano Panatta|
|1979||Vitus Gerulaitis (2)||Guillermo Vilas|
|1980||Guillermo Vilas||Yannick Noah|
|1981||Jose Luis Clerc||Victor Pecci|
|1982||Andres Gomez||Eliot Teltscher|
|1983||Jimmy Arias||Jose Higueras|
|1984||Andres Gomez (2)||Aaron Krickstein|
|1985||Yannick Noah||Miroslav Mecir|
|1986||Ivan Lendl||Emilio Sanchez|
|1987||Mats Wilander||Martin Jaite|
|1988||Ivan Lendl (2)||Guillermo Perez Roldan|
|1989||Alberto Mancini||Andre Agassi|
|1990||Thomas Muster||Andrei Chesnokov|
|1991||Emilio Sanchez||Alberto Mancini|
|1992||Jim Courier||Carlos Costa|
|1993||Jim Courier (2)||Goran Ivanisevic|
|1994||Pete Sampras||Boris Becker|
|1995||Thomas Muster (2)||Sergei Bruguera|
|1996||Thomas Muster (3)||Richard Krajicek|
|1997||Alex Corretja||Marcelo Rios|
|1998||Marcelo Rios||Albert Costa|
|1999||Gustavo Kuerten||Patrick Rafter|
|2000||Magnus Norman||Gustavo Kuerten|
|2001||Juan Carlos Ferrero||Magnus Norman|
|2002||Andre Agassi||Tommy Haas|
|2003||Felix Mantilla||Roger Federer|
|2004||Carlos Moya||David Nalbandian|
|2005||Rafael Nadal||Guillermo Coria|
|2006||Rafael Nadal (2)||Roger Federer|
|2007||Rafael Nadal (3)||Fernando Gonzalez|
|2008||Novak Djokovic||Stan Wawrinka|
|2009||Rafael Nadal (4)||Novak Djokovic|
|2010||Rafael Nadal (5)||David Ferrer|
|2011||Novak Djokovic (2)||Rafael Nadal|
|2012||Rafael Nadal (6)||Novak Djokovic|
|2013||Rafael Nadal (7)||Roger Federer|
|2014||Novak Djokovic (3)||Rafael Nadal|
|2015||Novak Djokovic (4)||Roger Federer|
|2016||Andy Murray||Novak Djokovic|
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