Singles draw for the 76th edition of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, the fifth ATP Masters 1000 event in 2019, took place on Friday at Stadio Pietrangeli at Foro Italico.
No.1 seed and four-time former titlist Novak Djokovic has a first round BYE. He will open his campaign in R2 against Canadian Denis Shapovalov (ATP #22, H2H 1-0) who eliminated Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP).
Novak’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:
3rd round: Marco Cecchinato (ITA, 16), Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
Quarter-finals: Juan Martin del Potro (ARG, 7), Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 12), Stan Wawrinka (SUI), David Goffin (BEL)
Semi-finals: Alexander Zverev (GER, 4), Kei Nishikori (JPN, 6), Marin Cilic (CRO, 9), Gael Monfils (FRA, 15)
Finals: Rafael Nadal (ESP, 2), Roger Federer (SUI, 3), Dominic Thiem (AUT, 5), Stefanos Tsitsipas (GER, 8), Fabio Fognini (ITA, 10)
Novak conquered Rome in 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2015. Last year he finished semi-finalist, following a 6-7, 3-6 loss to Rafael Nadal.
The last of three Masters 1000 events contested on clay takes place in the capital of Italy from May 12-19.