Masters Roma 2020: players, favorites and absences

The first 1000 clay court Masters is held in Rome from September 14 to 21. It will be the first time that Nadal and Djokovic coincide after the stoppage due to the coronavirus.

Masters-Roma-2020:-players-favorites-and-absences

The Masters 1,000 in Rome kicks off an unusual clay court season that this year takes place in September after tournaments were postponed and suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many tennis players will come together in a 1000 Masters in Rome without an audience but which promises a show before the big clay event: Roland Garros (September 21 - October 11) .

Favorites

Men's Box

Novak Djokovic

The Serbian wants to get rid of the thorn of his disqualification at the US Open at the 1000 Masters in Rome, where he also arrives with a thirst for revenge after losing the final last year to Rafa Nadal to face the assault on Roland Garros with more motivation.

Rafael Nadal

Rafa Nadal returns to a tournament almost seven months after winning the title in Acapulco. The Spaniard wants to maintain his idyll with the clay of Rome, where he defends his title, and where he will seek to further expand his legend with his ninth victory at the Foro Italico.

Female box

Simona Halep

The Romanian tennis player is also facing her return to competition after not competing in Cincinnati and the US Open for fear of the coronavirus. Halep will try to take advantage of the absence of Ashleigh Barty to win the title and move closer to number one in the WTA rankings.

Karolina Pliskova

The Czech tennis player, current champion of the tournament, wants to forget her time on the US tour, where despite being a favorite in both tournaments, she fell early against all odds. In Rome he has a great chance to redeem himself before Roland Garros.

Absences

Men's square

The men's team at the Masters 1,000 in Rome will not feature many outstanding rackets from the circuit such as Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev, who made it to the final rounds of the US Open; the Swiss Roger Federer due to injury or the Spanish Roberto Bautista, who will attend the birth of his first child.

Female box

The women's team of the Premier 5 of Rome will have notable absences such as the Australian Ashleigh Barty, the Japanese Naomi Osaka, the American Serena Williams.



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