Masters 1000 Rome: players, favorites and absences

Djokovic, Federer and Nadal, stars in the men's box, which also includes Thiem or Zverev. The top-10 of the WTA, plus Garbiñe and Carla Suárez, in the feminine.

In the 1000 Masters of Rome, there will be nine of the ten members of the top ten of the ATP ranking. Only Kevin Anderson will not be there. El South African, number eight in the world, already announced that he would not participate in the ground tour. Rafael Nadal arrives in a strange situation, since he has not yet inaugurated his record in 2019 and there are two tournaments on the ground: this one in Rome and then the big date, Roland Garros. Of course, in the Foro Italico he is the great dominator, with eight titles. Novak Djokovic is next, with four. The Serbian comes from winning in Madrid and has also shown that he is strong on the ground.

Roger Federer also returns, after two years of absence in the Italian capital. The one of Basilea returned this season to the earth and in Madrid it fell in quarterfinals before Thiem. Precisely the Austrian, number four, and Zverev, number five. The German fell here last year in the final against Nadal. Nishikori, number six, will also be among the favorites, as well as a grown up Stefanos Tsitsipas, seventh in the world who comes to the final in Madrid ... defeating Nadal in the semifinals. Del Potro and Cilic will also be at the appointment.

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