Italian Open 2023: Preview, draw, schedule, how to watch and UK TV times
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The ATP and WTA tours are now shifting their attention to the Italian Open for the final combined Masters event before the highly anticipated 2023 French Open.
Find out everything you need to know about the dates, draws, player list and how to watch the Italian Open 2023.
When is Italian Open 2023?
Just like the newly reformed Madrid Open and Monte Carlo Masters, the Italian Open will also be held over a 12-day period - providing almost two weeks’ worth of world class tennis entertainment from the biggest names on the ATP and WTA tours.
The women’s tournament will kick-start the 2023 Italian Open on Tuesday 9 May, with the final taking place on Saturday 20 May; meanwhile, the men’s draw will begin on Wednesday 10 May and conclude on Sunday 21 May.
Qualifying rounds for both the men’s and women’s draw will begin on Monday 8 May.
Matches will start from 11:00 UK time.
Where is the Italian Open taking place?
The 80th edition of the Italian Open will once again be held at one of the country’s biggest sports complexes - the Foro Italiano - located in the heart of Rome.
This year marks the 13th year of the tournament taking place at the stadium, which has the capacity to hold up to 10,584 spectators across its two iconic courts.
Who are the reigning Italian Open champions?
- Men’s singles – Novak Djokovic (SRB)
- Women’s singles – Iga Swiatek (POL)
- Men’s doubles – Nikola Mektic (CRO) and Mate Pavic (CRO)
- Women’s doubles – Veronika Kudermetova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
When is the Italian Open 2023 draw?
The full draw will be available shortly. Check the link below for all the latest updates.
Which British players will be competing at the Italian Open 2023?
Cam Norrie and Dan Evans will lead the line for the Brits in the men’s singles draw. The British No.1 was knocked out in the third round in Madrid by world No.99 Zhang Zhizhen in three sets and will be looking to return to winning ways ahead of the upcoming French Open.
On the other hand, Evans will be looking to break new ground as he seeks to hunt down his first main draw win in Rome. Having lost out in the first round in the Spanish capital, Evans will be hoping for a momentum shift in the upcoming week.
Meanwhile, Andy Murray is set for a return to the court that saw him claim the crown against Djokovic in the 2016 final and Kyle Edmund joins as the fourth British player scheduled to compete in the men’s main draw.
World No.1 Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof will hope to go one further than their finals in Indian Wells and Barcelona this season, as the joint world No.1’s continue their search for a first title of 2023 in Rome.
Also set to compete in the doubles draw, Jamie Murray – who is currently the last Brit standing at the Madrid Open alongside partner Michael Venus - will head to Rome to contest for their first Masters 1000 title together. The British, Kiwi partnership have already picked up one trophy on clay at the Srpska Open and could be tipped to go the distance in Italy.
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram will be eager to bounce back from a first round exit at the Madrid Open where they lost out to Murray and Venus in the deciding tie-break.
Completing the British line-up, Lloyd Glasspool and partner Harri Heliovaara will also take to the stage in Italy, while Evans is set to team up with rising American youngster Ben Shelton in the doubles.
How to watch Italian Open 2023
Watch all the live coverage of the Italian Open exclusively on Prime Sport.