Draw for the 78th edition of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia has been made on Saturday.

Rafael Nadal will begin his title bid against the winner of Sinner’s first-round encounter against Ugo Humbert. He could meet Zverev for the second straight week. The German also features in a packed fourth quarter of the draw, which also includes last year’s Rome semi-finalist Denis Shapovalov, Marbella champion Pablo Carreno Busta and former World No. 4 Kei Nishikori.

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Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Jannik Sinner
  • 3rd round: Denis Shapovalov
  • Quarter-final: Alexander Zverev
  • Semi-final: Daniil Medvedev
  • Final: Novak Djokovic

If the men play to seed the quarter-final line up will be:

  • Novak Djokovic v Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Dominic Thiem vs Andrey Rublev
  • Diego Schwartzman vs Daniil Medvedev
  • Alexander Zverev v Rafael Nadal

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Our champ will return to Rome with his sights set on a 10th title run at the Foro Italico. He owns a record 63 victories at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament and will be seeking his first trophy in Rome since 2019, when he defeated Novak Djokovic in a three-set championship match.

GOOD LUCK, RAFA!

Source: ATP Tour