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The Italian Open is a classic event. It’s the last of the 1000-level tournaments to be played in the build-up to Roland Garros. So naturally, it carries a great deal of importance for both the men and women who are competing in the Italian capital. As for the Italian Open schedule, I’ve provided daily updates right here so that you know what’s coming up next.
This complete schedule will show you what’s going down for each day of the tournament, and it also shows you when the latter rounds will be taking place. So on that note, let’s run through the Italian Open schedule for 2023 right now.
Italian Open Schedule – Sunday, May 21st
- 1 Italian Open Schedule – Sunday, May 21st
- 2 Rome Masters Schedule 2023 – Saturday, May 20th
- 3 Italian Open Order of Play – Friday, May 19th
- 4 Rome Masters Schedule 2023 – Thursday, May 18th
- 5 Italian Open Schedule – Wednesday, May 17th
- 6 Italian Open Order of Play – Tuesday, May 16th
- 7 Italian Open Schedule – Monday, May 15th
- 8 Rome Masters Schedule 2023 – Sunday, May 14th
- 9 Italian Open Order of Play – Saturday, May 13th
- 10 Rome Masters Schedule 2023 – Friday, May 12th
- 11 Italian Open Schedule – Thursday, May 11th
- 12 Italian Open Order of Play – Wednesday, May 10th
- 13 Italian Open Schedule 2023 – Blow by Blow
It’s time for the final day of the 2023 Italian Open. The women’s singles has reached its conclusion, as has the women’s doubles competition. However, we’ve still got both of the men’s events to finish. So as you’ve probably gathered, these are the matches that are listed in the Italian Open schedule today. They are both set to be played on Center Court, and I’ve given you the specifics for these matches below.
Play is set to begin at mid-day on Center Court for this final day of the Italian Open. The schedule will begin with the men’s doubles final, which involves Haase/van De Zandschulp vs Nys/Zielinski. This alone promises to be a very entertaining match, as both pairings have produced some fantastic tennis to reach the final this year. And once this match finishes, it will be a short wait before the main event of the day takes place.
Of course, the event I am referencing here is the men’s final, which will see Rune vs Medvedev do battle for the Rome Masters title. In theory, Rune should be the favourite as he is a better clay court player. But Medvedev has beaten some great clay court players en route to the final, so this should be a very interesting contest.
However, the game won’t start before 15:00 UK time, regardless of the length of the men’s doubles final.
Rome Masters Schedule 2023 – Saturday, May 20th
The Italian Open is nearing its finale, and the number of matches is now limited per day. And as of Saturday, May 20th, the Italian Open schedule has been reduced to just four matches. All of these matches are set to be held on Center Court, as has been the case for a few days now. As for what these matches are, you’ve got two men’s semi-finals to look forward to during the day. These are then followed by the women’s singles and doubles finals in the evening, with the specifics provided below.
For the full breakdown of what’s to come on Center Court today, please see the following schedule:
- Rune vs Ruud – 12 PM
- Medvedev vs Tsitsipas – Immediately After
- Rybakina vs Kalinina – Not Before 19:00
- Gauff/Pegula vs Hunter/Mertens – Immediately After
The lineup looks pretty enticing I must say, even if there are just four games scheduled. So if you plan on tuning in for the Italian Open today, you are pretty much guaranteed some entertaining matches and plenty of drama!
Italian Open Order of Play – Friday, May 19th
The 2023 Italian Open is almost over. But as sad as this is, there are still some fantastic matches due to take place over the coming days. As for the Italian Open schedule for Friday, May 19th, everything is scheduled for Center Court. When I say ‘everything’, I specifically mean that Center Court is set to host four matches today. All of the matches are semi-finals too, which all but guarantees some top-level tennis for spectators who have tickets, and for those watching at home.
With that in mind, you’re no doubt wondering how the schedule is shaping up for Center Court today. So without further ado, let me give you the rundown now.
As touched upon above, there are four games scheduled to be played on Center Court today. This involves two women’s singles matches and two men’s doubles matches, so you’ve got a nice mix of tennis coming up. Everything will begin at 12 PM UK time, assuming that the weather stays fine in Rome – something that has been problematic throughout the 2023 event. As for the exact matches, let me give you the lineup along with the provisional start times:
- Nys/Zielinski vs Granollers/Zeballos – 12:00
- Kudermetova vs Kalinina – Not Before 14:30
- Rybakina vs Ostapenko – Not Before 18:00
- Koolhof/Skupski vs Haase/Van de Zandschulp – Immediately follows previous match
As you can see from the provisional start times, Center Court should host hours of entertaining tennis today. However, as has been the case throughout the tournament, the Italian Open schedule has been split into day/night matches. This doesn’t have an impact on viewers at home, of course, but it does impact ticket holders.
Rome Masters Schedule 2023 – Thursday, May 18th
At this stage of the Italian Open, we have reached what many players would call the ‘business end’ of the event. The women’s singles are officially at the semi-final stage. And the men’s singles has two more quarter-finals to play today before we know who the last 4 are. So naturally, as far as the Italian Open schedule goes, the range of matches is getting more and more condensed.
Then again, the schedule might be more condensed, but the excitement surrounding upcoming matches is arguably more intense than it has been so far. As for the Italian Open order of play for Thursday, May 18th, here’s what you can tune in for:
As I mentioned above, the number of matches listed for each day is greatly reduced at this point in the event. In fact, there are just 4 matches scheduled for today, and all of them are due to be played on Center Court. Therefore, I can give you the exact Italian Open schedule for this show court:
- Women’s doubles – Gauff/Pegula vs Krawczyk/Schuurs
- Men’s singles – Hanfmann vs Medvedev
- Women’s doubles – Hunter/Mertens vs Bouzkova/Mattek-Sands
- Men’s singles – Tsitsipas vs Coric
The lineup has a perfect split of men’s singles and women’s doubles matches, as you can see. And regarding the start times, play will begin at 12 PM UK time. The matches then follow one another with the latter two matches reserved for the evening session – scheduled to begin ‘not before’ 6 PM UK time. Of course, the Italian Open order of play for today should proceed as planned unless there are any more rain interruptions.
On that note, I think I speak for everyone when I say that I hope the Italian Open schedule doesn’t suffer from any more weather problems!
Italian Open Schedule – Wednesday, May 17th
Ready for another thrilling day of tennis at the 2023 Italian Open? I certainly am, and I’m sure that you are too. Yet to catch the best of the action today, you need to know who is playing where. On that note, I’ve checked the full Italian Open order of play for today. And I can confirm that it’s Center Court that will host all of the main matches. This is due to the rather turbulent schedule that the Italian Open has needed to execute over the last few days.
As you’ll be aware, there has been plenty of rain in Rome. This has resulted in suspensions, match delays, and plenty of drama. However, it’s looking like the worst might be over weather-wise, which has paved the way for the following Italian Open schedule on Center Court.
The first of the men’s quarter-finals will kick things off on Center Court today. If you look at the men’s singles draw, it’s Djokovic vs Rune in the first quarter-final. This takes place in the top half of the draw, as does the other quarter-final match in the men’s singles – also scheduled for Center Court today. This one involves Ruud vs Cerundolo, although this will be the first of two night session matches in Rome. As for the start time, according to the Italian Open order of play, this match won’t start until after 6 PM UK time.
Of course, these aren’t the only matches scheduled for Center Court today. There are also two women’s singles matches including Badosa vs Ostapenko and Swiatek vs Rybakina. Both should be excellent matches, especially Swiatek vs Rybakina, which is scheduled as the last match of the day following Ruud vs Cerundolo. This means that Badosa vs Ostapenko will be the second match on Center Court today, and this will not be played before 2 PM UK time.
Italian Open Order of Play – Tuesday, May 16th
It’s hard to believe that the 2023 Italian Open just has five days left to go. There’s already been a ton of great matches, and looking at the games that could materialize over the coming days, more of the same lies ahead. As for the specific Italian Open schedule that has been released for today, here’s what you need to know:
This time around, Center Court will open with Novak Djokovic vs Cam Norrie. The number 1 seed is then followed by Tsitsipas, the number 5 seed. Also in the Italian Open order of play for Center Court, specifically for the day session, there is Swiatek vs Vekic and Cerundolo vs Sinner. Since Center Court is floodlit, there is also a night session scheduled for today, and it will host Haddad Maia vs Kalinina.
Grand Stand Arena
Because of the rain delays yesterday, those with a ticket for Grand Stand Arena are in luck. The Italian Open shows a total of six matches set to be held on this court today. This opens with Popyrin vs Rune, followed by Musetti vs Tiafoe, who need to finish their third set after the rain stopped play late last night. Following that, there are two ‘round of 16’ matches – Ruud vs Djere and Rublev vs Hanfmann.
Medvedev then takes on the winner of Wolf vs Zverev, who also need to finish their match from yesterday. And to wrap things up, it’s going to be Coric vs Marozsan – the Hungarian who took down Alcaraz in the last round.
Pietrangeli also has five matches scheduled for today. According to the latest Italian Open schedule, there will be two doubles matches and three singles matches for Tuesday. Early in the afternoon, it will be Wolf taking on Zverev in an ongoing battle from yesterday. And whenever they have finished their match, there is a doubles match followed by Badosa vs Muchova. Finally, Pietrangeli ends with Kudermetova against Zheng.
Italian Open Schedule – Monday, May 15th
Officially, today marks the second week of the 2023 Italian Open. The tournament started seven days ago with qualifiers taking place around the Foro Italico grounds. But now, we are far beyond the qualifying stage. In fact, both the men’s and women’s singles tournaments have reached the round of 16 stage on the whole. There are just a few third-round matches left to complete in the men’s tournament.
So naturally, we are starting to get an idea of who has the best chances of winning each of the respective events – as backed up by the changing Italian Open odds. However, the goal here is to let you know what’s coming up concerning the Italian Open order of play. Therefore, let me share what’s on the cards at the Rome Masters today.
Center Court, like all days at the Italian Open, will host the biggest players today. World number one, Iga Swiatek, is scheduled for the night session today. And Carlos Alcaraz, the second seed in the men’s singles, is scheduled to play second. As well as these players, you’ve got Madison Keys and Stefanos Tsitsipas due to play on Center Court today.
Grand Stand Arena
At 10 AM sharp (UK time), Grand Stand Arena will open with Cecchinato taking on Hanfmann. This should be an interesting clash, and this is followed by 4x other matches. According to the Italian Open order of play, the biggest names scheduled for this court include Kudermetova, Medvedev, Tiafoe, and then Badosa for the night session.
This court has hosted some fantastic matches already this year. And today promises more of the same with matches including Rublev vs Davidovich Fokina, Ostapenko vs Kasatkina, and Wolf vs Zverev. Pietrangeli will also host an interesting battle at 10 AM of Zheng vs Wang, and play will be wrapped up with a men’s doubles game in the evening.
The outdoor courts will host just two singles matches today. According to the most recent Italian Open schedule, both of these matches will be played on Court 12. To be specific, the lineup is Coric vs Carballes Baena followed by Osorio vs Haddad Maia. As for the rest of the outdoor courts, it’s all doubles matches.
Rome Masters Schedule 2023 – Sunday, May 14th
We have now reached the latter stages of week one in the Rome Masters. At this point, the women’s singles event has reached the 4th round in the bottom half of the draw, and the 3rd round in the top half. As for the men’s singles event, most of the 3rd round matches have been set. Yet bad weather has caused a few 2nd round clashes to be rolled over into today’s schedule.
Therefore, the Italian Open schedule looks a little different for Sunday, May 14th, than it did for previous days. Let me show you what’s coming up in the Italian capital later today.
Center Court, as you’d expect, is dominated by big names today. Home favorite, Camila Giorgi, will open the play on Center against Muchova. They are followed by players such as Swiatek, Djokovic, Rybakina, and Sinner. So as you can see, there should be some fantastic tennis going down on Center Court throughout the day – and night!
Grand Stand Arena
Due to the delay in matches from yesterday, Grand Stand Arena actually has six matches lined up for today. According to the most recent Italian Open schedule, play will open with two Italians featuring in the first two matches – Cecchinato and Fognini. They are followed by the likes of Tsitsipas, Azarenka, Krejicikova, and Zverev in the night session.
At 10 AM UK time, Pietrangeli will open with Sakkari vs Vondrousova. After these two, due to pushbacks from yesterday, the Italian Open order of play then shows Medvedev, Musetti, Ruud, and Vekic vs Samsonova to finish off the day. As you can see, this means that Pietrangeli will feature five top matches today – a great lineup!
For the outdoor courts, it’s 3 and 4 that will host only doubles play today. Therefore, the main singles events will be played on courts 1, 2, and 12. And when it comes to the most exciting matches around the grounds today, here’s what you can expect:
- Fucsovics vs Norrie – Court 12
- Badosa vs Kostyuk – Court 1
- Gauff vs Bouzkova – Court 12
Italian Open Order of Play – Saturday, May 13th
The number of matches involved in each day of the Italian Open schedule is thinning out. However, since we are still in the early rounds of the draw, we’ve still got plenty of games to be completed over the following days. On that note, if you look at the Italian Open order of play for today, there is a rather exciting line-up.
This is true for both the show courts and the outdoor courts, and I’ve discussed what’s coming up today right here. And if you want to watch the action once it begins, everything is set to kick off at 10 AM UK time, and the schedule will progress from there.
Center Court is looking pretty mouth-watering today. The 5th seed in the women’s singles, Caroline Garcia, is opening play against Camila Osorio. From here, Carlos Alcaraz will begin his Rome Masters campaign. He is joined by other big names like Coco Gauff and Lorenzo Musetti – both set to play in the night session after 6 PM UK time.
Grand Stand Arena
Many of the main seeds in both the men’s and women’s singles have been scheduled to play on the Grand Stand Arena today. Sofia Kenin is taking on the 30th seed to open play, and since she took out Sabalenka in the opening round, this is definitely one to watch. This game is followed by others involving Kudermetova, Tsitsipas, Azarenka vs Keys, and Bautista Agut for the night session.
Pietrangeli hosted some spectacular games yesterday, and today is promising more of the same. Play starts at 10 AM UK time with Rublev vs Molcan, and there are four more games set for Pietrangelia after that. In terms of the biggest names, these include Haddad Maia, Medvedev, and Zverev. However, it’s Medvedev vs Ruusuvuori that could be the most entertaining on this court today.
Just like the Italian Open schedule for previous days, the outdoor courts are overflowing with great matches for today. A grand total of 24 matches are on the schedule around the grounds for Saturday, May 13th. However, this is when the doubles schedule starts to dominate the outdoor courts.
As for my picks on who to watch, let me share those now:
- Hurkacz vs Wolf – Court 12
- Coric vs Monteiro – Court 1
- Carballes Baena vs Evans – Court 2
Rome Masters Schedule 2023 – Friday, May 12th
Today marks the beginning of the action for the men’s singles seeds in Rome. This means that today will be the second day of matches concerning the seeds in the women’s singles event. As for the stages of the matches that are in the Italian Open order of play for today, these are all second-round matches. And regarding the players who are involved, some of the biggest names in the tournament will hit the clay today.
Check out the full Italian Open schedule for Friday, May 12th, right here.
Center Court will open with one of the home favorites – Jannik Sinner. He plays Kokkinakis at 10 AM UK time, and he is followed by two of the top seeds in the women’s event. These players are Swiatek and Jabeur, who will be opening their campaigns today. As for the most prestigious player scheduled on Center Court today, Novak Djokovic will kick off the evening session.
Grand Stand Arena
Five matches are scheduled for the Grand Stand Arena today, starting with Auger-Aliassime vs Popyrin. Four of these games are part of the day session, which means there is one night session match scheduled on this court today – Vondrousova vs Andreescu. As for other players involved in the day session, you’ve got Wawrinka, Dimitrov, Ostapenko, and Rune to watch.
Court Pietrangeli will also host five matches today, and play is set to open with Sakkari vs Strycova. All matches here will follow one another immediately, with no reserves in place for a designated night session. And regarding the biggest names who are in the Italian Open order of play for Pietrangeli, players including Ruud, Fognini, Trevisan, and Alexandrova will play here today.
Finally, the outdoor courts will be packed with great matches today. The schedule for the outdoor courts includes a mix of singles and doubles matches. And if you wish to tune in for the best games, I’d recommend the following:
- De Minaur vs Fucsovics – Court 12
- Bublik vs Shelton – Court 1
- Garin vs Paul – Court 2
- Mertens vs Kalinskaya – Court 3
Italian Open Schedule – Thursday, May 11th
As was the case yesterday, the Italian Open order of play is set to kick off at 10 AM UK time. This is 11 AM local time, which means that everything will begin very shortly. As for what you can expect from the Italian Open today, there are many first-round matches still to be played in the men’s singles. And the second round of the women’s singles will begin today too, which means that the seeds in this event will start their campaigns today.
For those who are interested, we have WTA Italian Open predictions ready to roll for the start of the matches concerning seeded players. Yet for those who simply wish to see how the Italian Open schedule is shaping up today, let me give you the breakdown.
There are five games scheduled to be played on Center Court today. This includes 3x day session matches and 2x night session matches, with major names like Azarenka, Sabalenka, and Schwartzman listed in the schedule. At the same time, a few local hopefuls like Nardi and Sonego are involved too.
Grand Stand Arena
Moving to one of the other show courts, Grand Stand Arena will host three women’s singles seeds today – Pegula, Gauff, and Pliskova. There are five games scheduled for this court today, and it’s Pliskova who is kicking things off. However, this court has just one night game scheduled instead of two, as seen with the Center Court schedule.
The last of the three show courts also has five matches scheduled, although Pietrangeli isn’t involved in the night session schedule. Therefore, the five matches will be played one after the other. As for the specific Italian Open schedule here, there are 3x men’s games followed by 2x women’s games.
Like each day for the first half of the Italian Open, the outdoor courts will see the bulk of the action. Given that there are five outdoor courts, each with five scheduled matches, this means there are 25x matches to be played around the grounds today. These are also the courts where the respective Italian Open doubles events will begin too.
Italian Open Order of Play – Wednesday, May 10th
The entire Italian Open schedule has been integrated with the eight courts that are contained inside the grounds of Foro Italia. Play is scheduled to start at 11 AM local time, which means that the action begins at 10 AM UK time. This is the case on all eight courts, however, some courts have more scheduled matches than others. Anyway, the easiest way to give you the scoop is to share the Italian Open order of play with you for today – Wednesday, May 10th, 2023.
So let me give you the rundown of the key matches taking place around the grounds today.
Play will begin on Center Court at 10 AM UK time, and the action begins with Ivashka vs Wawrinka – an enticing first-round match-up. This is followed by two more matches in the day session and two night session matches, starting at 6 PM UK time. As for my pick of the games on Center Court, it’s got to be Fognini vs Murray, scheduled to be played first for the night session.
Grand Stand Arena
This court is also starting at 10 AM UK time, and some big names are down to play here today. Players like Gasquet, Kovinic, Van Assche, Badosa, and others are involved in the schedule for the Grand Stand Arena. But unlike the Italian Open schedule for Center Court, there is just one night session game scheduled – Badosa vs Friedsam.
The schedule for this court is identical to the Grand Stand Arena in terms of volume and timings of matches. On Pietrangeli, there are five matches scheduled in succession, including Martinez vs Bublik, Stephens vs Podoroska, and Nakashima vs Barrere as the last game of the day.
There are five ‘outdoor courts’ at Fora Italia, and four of the five have just four matches scheduled. Only Court 12 has five matches scheduled, and play starts at 10 AM UK time on all courts. As for my pick of the games here, let me give you a few to check out:
- Baez vs Varillas – first on Court 12
- Krajinovic vs Fucsovics – first on Court 2
- Martincova vs Cornet – third on Court 1
- J Cerundolo vs Fils – third on Court 4
Italian Open Schedule 2023 – Blow by Blow
As I stated above, the women’s singles main draw has started today – May 9th. With that said, none of the Italian Open seeds will be in action until Thursday, May 11th for the women’s singles. But for the men, the seeds will kick off on Friday, May 12th. As you may have seen already, the 1000-level tournaments have been extended this year compared to previous years. And that’s precisely why the seeds won’t take to the court until later on.
Additionally, for those who are interested, we’ve provided a complete Italian Open preview for the 2023 tournament. This gives you more than just the scheduling information. It gives you a rundown of Italian Open live streaming options, top contenders, and so much more. Anyway, that’s just something for you to consider. But here, we will focus purely on the schedule and the Italian Open order of play when available.
So let’s now jump into the specifics of the schedule for the 2023 tournament.
Round One – Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th
Given the size of the draw, the first round actually runs over the course of four days. As you’ll see here and for future rounds, the men’s and women’s singles draws will overlap throughout the event. So the specifics of the Italian Open schedule are in reference to both events, which is the easiest way to give you the full overview. Therefore, if you wish to tune in for the first rounds, make sure you tune in for the action between Tuesday and Friday.
Round Two – Friday 12th to Sunday 14th
The second rounds will be played over the course of three days in total. As you can see, the first section of sound round matches will begin on Friday, May 12th. Therefore, this day will be a blend of first and round matches, since it overlaps with the schedule shown above. However, once we get to Saturday and Sunday, all of the matches played will officially be second-round matches.
Round Three – Monday 15th to Tuesday 16th
When we get to round three, we are officially into the second week of the Italian Open. And this is where the Rome Masters schedule 2023 starts to thin out a bit in terms of the volume of matches played. While the first and second rounds will be held over four and three days, respectively, the third-round matches will be completed over the course of just two days. This is also the point at which the seeded players can first play one another.
Round Four – Wednesday 17th
This is the intriguing part regarding the Rome Masters schedule 2023. As you’ve seen from previous rounds, no set of matches has been completed in just one day before. But that’s because the Italian Open schedule will chop and change between the top and bottom halves of the draw. However, in order to bring the men’s and women’s singles events together, all of the round four matches will be held on Wednesday, May 17th. So this is definitely a day to mark on your calendar.
Quarter-Finals – Thursday 18th to Friday 19th
At this point in the tournament, there will be just 8 players left in both the men’s and women’s singles events. Therefore, just four games need to be played in both events to finalize who has made it to the semi-finals. But rather than keep them all on the same day, the Italian Open schedule breaks once again here to divide the quarter-finals into two days of tennis.
Semi-finals – Saturday 20th
Saturday, May 20th, marks the beginning of a mouthwatering weekend of tennis for fans around the world. Both sets of semi-finals will be held on this day, and they are split into a day and evening session. Because of that, some players will compete in the heat of the day, and some will clash under the floodlights.
Finals – Sunday 21st
Finally – we get to finals day on Sunday, May 21st. According to the provisional Italian Open order of play, matches will begin at 13:30, and usually, it’s the women’s singles final that is played first. Following that game, the men’s singles final will be played.
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