Rome Masters 2021, an ATP 1000 event will be played on clay courts from May 9-16, 2021. This will be the final Masters event to be played on clay this season, as players will hope to do well in Rome, to boost their rankings ahead of the French Open.
Monte Carlo Masters gave us a new Masters winner in the form of Stefanos Tsitsipas, whereas, Barcelona Open saw the domination of Rafael Nadal once again, who lifted his 12th title. Madrid Open 2021 has come up with several surprises with top seeds out of contention, including Rafael Nadal. This makes the Rome Masters even more interesting, as several top guns will battle to lift the coveted trophy.
Novak Djokovic returns to the tour, as he enters the Italian Open 2021 as the defending champion and top seed. Rafael Nadal, nine time champion in Rome, is seeded second. Daniil Medvedev is the third seed this time around, whereas, Dominic Thiem is seeded fourth. The Austrian has made a good comeback after recovering from a foot injury, and has reached the semifinals in Madrid.
Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas among the top seeds in Rome
Stefanos Tsitsipas who claimed the title in Monte Carlo, will enter as the fifth seed. Alexander Zverev, currently playing in Madrid, is the sixth seed in Rome, and is the same quarter as Rafael Nadal. Andrey Rublev, runner-up at Monte Carlo Masters is the seventh seed, whereas, Diego Schwartzman is seeded eighth.
List of Top Seeds at Rome Masters 2021:
- Novak Djokovic
- Rafael Nadal
- Daniil Medvedev
- Dominic Thiem
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Alexander Zverev
- Andrey Rublev
- Diego Schwartzman
- Matteo Berrettini
- Roberto Bautista Agut
Schwartzman reached the finals of the Italian Open last year, losing to Novak Djokovic. He also defeated Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals in straight sets. Matteo Berrettini is in red hot form at the moment, and is seeded ninth in Italy. Roberto Bautista Agut rounds off the top 10, as he is seeded tenth this time around. The Spaniard was defeated in the second round of the Madrid Masters by John Isner in three sets.