Draw for the 79th edition of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia was made on Friday.
The ATP Masters 1000 tournament takes place from May 8 to May 15 at Foro Italico in Rome.
No.1 seed and five-time former champion Novak Djokovic has a first round BYE. He will open campaign in R2 against world no.34 Aslan Karatsev (RUS, H2H 1-1).
Novak’s potential rivals in the later stages of the competition are:
3rd round: Laslo Djere (SRB), Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
Quarter-finals: Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN, 8), Diego Schwartzman (ARG, 12), Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)
Semi-finals: Rafael Nadal (ESP, 3), Casper Ruud (NOR, 5), Hubert Hurkacz (POL, 11), Denis Shapovalov (CAN, 13)
Finals: Alexander Zverev (GER, 2), Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 4), Andrey Rublev (RUS, 6), Carlos Alcaraz (ESP, 7)
Novak lifted the Rome Masters trophy in 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2020.
Last year, he made a runner-up finish following a 5-7, 6-1, 3-6 loss to Rafael Nadal in the final.