Singles draw was made for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, the fifth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in 2016.
Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic will open his campaign in the second round against 35-year-old French qualifier Stephane Robert (ATP #103).
Novak’s potential rivals in the later stages of the tournament are:
3rd round: Gael Monfils (France, 14), Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay)
Quarter-finals: Rafael Nadal (Spain, 5), Milos Raonic (Canada, 10)
Semi-finals: Roger Federer (Switzerland, 3), Kei Nishikori (Japan, 6), Richard Gasquet (France, 11), Dominic Thiem (Austria, 13)…
Finals: Andy Murray (Great Britain, 2), Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland, 4), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France, 7), Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic, 8)…
Novak conquered Rome in 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2015. Last year he beat Nicolas Almagro, Thomaz Bellucci, Kei Nishikori, David Ferrer and Roger Federer, respectively.
The last of three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events contested on clay takes place in the capital of Italy from May 08-15.
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