Played at the iconic, Mussolini-built Foro Italico, the Rome Masters, also known as the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, is the last key battleground before the French Open.

Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal returns to defend his title at the final clay-court Masters 1000 Series tournament of the season, alongside deadly rival Novak Djokovic, 2017 champion Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka and the rest of the ATP Tour's best players as the 2019 Rome Masters takes place 12-19 May.

Rome masters live streaming

Rome Masters tennis is live from 12-19 May with play starting around 11am local/10am BST. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

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Qualifying for the Internazionali BNL d'Italia takes place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May from 10am local (9am BST) for men and women.

Rome Masters 2019

Date - TimeEvent Name Location
12 May 2019 10:00Men's R1Foro Italico
13 May 2019 10:00Men's & women's R1Foro Italico
14 May 2019 10:00Men's & women's R1 and R2Foro Italico
15 May 2019 10:00Men's & women's R2Foro Italico
16 May 2019 10:00Men's & women's R16Foro Italico
17 May 2019 10:00QuarterfinalsForo Italico
18 May 2019 11:00SemifinalsForo Italico
19 May 2019 12:30FinalsForo Italico


As a Masters 1000 Series event, and one which offers the last chance to face off with high-quality opposition and play for a big prize in conditions similar to those at the upcoming French Open, the Internazionali BNL d'Italia always features the best among the ATP Tour's players and the 2019 edition is no exception.

Here are some of the top players who are scheduled to appear at the Rome Masters, 12-19 May.

Novak Djokovic
Italian-speaking world no. 1 Novak Djokovic has had greater success at the Rome Masters than at any other clay-court Masters 1000 Series event, capturing the title four times between 2008 and 2015 as well as reaching the final on four other occasions. In fact, it's not since 2013 that Djokovic has failed to reach the quarterfinals in Rome.

Rafael Nadal
Nadal hasn't enjoyed quite the same total domination in Rome as at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. Barcelona Open and French Open - he has 'only' eight titles to his name at the Foro Italico, most recently in 2018 when he beat Djokovic and defending champion Alexander Zverev.

Alexander Zverev
The world no. 3 captured the first Masters 1000 Series title of his career in Rome in 2017 when he beat Djokovic in the final, and returned to the title match in 2018 before being defeated by Nadal. It hasn't been a great year for Zverev so far - can he make three straight finals in Rome?

Dominic Thiem
The Austrian with the single-handed backhand has become a force on clay, reaching the French Open final in 2018, and recently became a Masters 1000 Series champion for the first time at Indian Wells. Thiem has beaten Nadal in Rome before, on his way to the semifinals in 2017 - can he do it again in 2019?

Kei Nishikori
Still searching for his first Masters 1000 Series title, Nishikori has made the quarterfinals or better of the Rome Masters on three of his last four appearances.

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Australian Open semifinalist Tsitsipas is bidding to overtake Zverev as the best of the younger generation - can he make a big impact at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia?

These are just some of the top players scheduled to appear at the 2019 Rome Masters, with Marin Cilic, Karen Khachanov, Borna Coric, Gael Monfils, Denis Shapovalov and Italian favourites Marco Cecchinato and Fabio Fognini also due to be in the field when the Internazionali BNL d'Italia begins on Sunday 12 May.

Rome Masters Player Performance

Here are some facts about how the world's top players have fared at the Rome Masters in recent years.

Rome Masters player performance: Top men

PlayerTitlesRunner-up appearancesMain-draw appearancesWin-loss record2018 result
Rafael Nadal8 (2005-7, 2009-10, 2012-13, 2018)2 (2011, 2014)1456-6Champion (d. Alexander Zverev)
Novak Djokovic4 (2008, 2011, 2014-15)4 (2009, 2012, 2016-17)1246-8SF (lost to Rafael Nadal)
Alexander Zverev1 (2017)1 (2018)311-2Runner-up (lost to Rafael Nadal)
Andy Murray1 (2016)01214-10Did not play
Roger Federer04 (2003, 2006, 2013, 2015)1632-16Did not play
Stan Wawrinka1 (2008)1422-13R1 (lost to Steve Johnson)
Marin Cilic001012-10SF (lost to Alexander Zverev)


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 (1950-51, 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 eight times (2005-07, 2009-10, 2012-13, 2018) 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. Neither Djokovic, nor Nadal, nor Murray succeeded in 2017, as German young gun, Alexander Zverev surprised the field to claim his first Masters 1000 crown.

Nadal ended his four-year title drought when he reclaimed the title in 2018, defeating Djokovic in the semifinals and Zverev in the final. He would go on to win an eleventh French Open title.

Rome Masters Tournament Information

Here are some quick facts about the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, also known as the Rome Masters.

Internazionali BNL d'Italia tournament information

Rome MastersInternazionali BNL d'Italia
Dates12-19 May 2019
LocationRome, Italy
VenueForo Italico
SurfaceRed clay (outdoors)
ATP categoryMasters 1000
WTA categoryPremier-5
First played1930
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 (8)
Most titles (women)Chris Evert (5)
Reigning men's singles championRafael Nadal
Reigning women's singles championElina Svitolina
Reigning men's doubles Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah
Reigning women's doubles championsAshleigh Barty/Demi Schuurs


Here are the ranking points awarded by the ATP Tour for reaching various rounds at a Masters 1000 Series event like the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.

ATP Masters 1000 ranking points

Round of 1690
Round of 3245
Round of 6425

Rome Masters ATP Champions

Here is a complete list of singles champions at the Rome Masters in the Open Era (since 1968). 

Players still active in singles are given in bold.

Previous winners of the Rome Masters (since 1968)

1968Tom OkkerBob Hewitt
1969John NewcombeTony Roche
1970Ilie NastaseJan Kodes
1971Rod Laver (2)Jan Kodes
1972Manuel OrantesJan Kodes
1973Ilie Nastase (2)Manuel Orantes
1974Bjorn BorgIlie Nastase
1975Raul RamirezManuel Orantes
1976Adriano PanattaGuillermo Vilas
1977Vitas GerulaitisAntonio Zugarelli
1978Bjorn Borg (2)Adriano Panatta
1979Vitus Gerulaitis (2)Guillermo Vilas
1980Guillermo VilasYannick Noah
1981Jose Luis ClercVictor Pecci
1982Andres GomezEliot Teltscher
1983Jimmy AriasJose Higueras
1984Andres Gomez (2)Aaron Krickstein
1985Yannick NoahMiroslav Mecir
1986Ivan LendlEmilio Sanchez
1987Mats WilanderMartin Jaite
1988Ivan Lendl (2)Guillermo Perez Roldan
1989Alberto ManciniAndre Agassi
1990Thomas MusterAndrei Chesnokov
1991Emilio SanchezAlberto Mancini
1992Jim CourierCarlos Costa
1993Jim Courier (2)Goran Ivanisevic
1994Pete SamprasBoris Becker
1995Thomas Muster (2)Sergei Bruguera
1996Thomas Muster (3)Richard Krajicek
1997Alex CorretjaMarcelo Rios
1998Marcelo RiosAlbert Costa
1999Gustavo KuertenPatrick Rafter
2000Magnus NormanGustavo Kuerten
2001Juan Carlos FerreroMagnus Norman
2002Andre AgassiTommy Haas
2003Felix MantillaRoger Federer
2004Carlos MoyaDavid Nalbandian
2005Rafael NadalGuillermo Coria
2006Rafael Nadal (2)Roger Federer
2007Rafael Nadal (3)Fernando Gonzalez
2008Novak DjokovicStan Wawrinka
2009Rafael Nadal (4)Novak Djokovic
2010Rafael Nadal (5)David Ferrer
2011Novak Djokovic (2)Rafael Nadal
2012Rafael Nadal (6)Novak Djokovic
2013Rafael Nadal (7)Roger Federer
2014Novak Djokovic (3)Rafael Nadal
2015Novak Djokovic (4)Roger Federer
2016Andy MurrayNovak Djokovic
2017Alexander ZverevNovak Djokovic
2018Rafael Nadal (8)Alexander Zverev

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