Singles draw was made for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, the fifth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in 2017.
Second seed and two-time former champion Novak Djokovic will open his campaign in the second round against British qualifier Aljaz Bedene (ATP #55, H2H 2-0).
Novak’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:
3rd round: Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP, 15), Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
Quarter-finals: Kei Nishikori (JPN, 7), Grigor Dimitrov (BUL, 10), Juan Martin del Potro (ARG), Feliciano Lopez (ESP), David Ferrer (ESP)
Semi-finals: Rafael Nadal (ESP, 4), Dominic Thiem (AUT, 8)
Finals: Andy Murray (GBR, 1), Stan Wawrinka (SUI, 3), Milos Raonic (CAN, 5), David Goffin (BEL, 9)
Novak conquered Rome in 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2015. Last year he finished runner-up to Andy Murray (3-6, 3-6).
The last of three Masters 1000 events contested on clay takes place in the capital of Italy from May 14-21.
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