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Late yesterday evening, the men’s singles draw for the Rome Masters was officially released. So naturally, tennis fans all over the world are eager to catch a glimpse of the draw to find out more. On that note, right here I will be covering how the draw is shaping up, how the seeds have been distributed, who has the wildcards, and more. However, regarding the qualifiers, the final round of these is being played today.
So wherever there is a qualifier designated in the draw, we won’t know the exact player until the games have been completed today. Then again, nothing else will change in the men’s singles draw unless there is a surprise withdrawal. In that event, depending on when the withdrawal comes through, there could be a direct replacement in the form of a lucky loser – something which clearly worked out well for two German players in Madrid!
Anyway, there is a fair bit of information to get through regarding the Rome Masters men’s singles draw. So let me get started with your full breakdown right now.
Rome Masters 2023 – The Men’s Singles Draw Overview
As per the Italian Open schedule, the men’s singles will start on Wednesday, May 10th. This is when the first rounds will be played, yet the seeds won’t play until a few days later. For clarity, the seeds have all received a bye into the second round of the tournament. And this brings us nicely to the first point that I’d like to discuss today – the seeds for the men’s singles.
In total, there are 32 seeds for the men’s singles in the Rome Masters. This is exactly the same number as it is for the women’s singles. However, rather than discuss all of the 32 seeds, let me show you the top five. After all, these are the top contenders for the tournament, so they naturally receive the most interest across the board.
- Novak Djokovic – Seed 1
- Carlos Alcaraz – Seed 2
- Daniil Medvedev – Seed 3
- Casper Ruud – Seed 4
- Stefanos Tsitsipas – Seed 5
It’s great to see that Djokovic is now fit and ready to play in Rome, as there were doubts after he withdrew from Madrid. With that said, Alcaraz is definitely the favourite, as he seems unstoppable at the moment.
In an exact copy of the women’s singles draw, all of the wildcards for the men’s singles have been awarded to Italian players. On that note, five wildcards have been awarded for the men’s singles, as displayed here:
- Matteo Arnaldi
- Fabio Fognini
- Luca Nardi
- Francesco Passaro
- Giulio Zeppiere
While these guys have been given direct entry into the main draw, there are also four guys who have got in thanks to a protected ranking. These guys include Jeremy Chardy, Hugo Dellien, Kyle Edmund, and Guido Pella.
Big Matches to Lookout For
Based on how the draw is shaping up, I’ve picked a few potential matches that you should look out for in the early stages of the tournament. Therefore, I encourage you to monitor the draw to see whether the following matches materialize in Rome:
Andrey Rublev - Yannick Hanfmann
ATP Rome - Grandstand
- Dimitrov vs Wawrinka – possible second round
- Khachanov vs Sinner – possible fourth round
- Rublev vs Davidovich-Fokina – possible third round
- Musetti vs Tiafoe – possible third round
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