The highly anticipated Italian Open tournament is an annual tennis tournament in Rome, Italy. The ATP & WTA 1000 tournament has a massive significance in the run-up to the French Open. The contest is played on clay courts and is thus referred to as Rome Masters. Italian Open 2022 is set to kick start on May 2, and the finals will be played on May 15. The tournament is sponsored by the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL), a prominent Italian bank in Rome.
Here’s all you need to know about the Championship:
Who are the Current Italian Open Champions?
Men’s Singles: Rafael Nadal (Spain)
Women’s Singles: Iga Świątek (Poland)
Men’s Doubles: Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić (Croatia)
Women’s Doubles: Sharon Fichman (Canada) and Giuliana Olmos (Mexico)
Italian Open 2022 Draw Format
A total of 56 men’s & women’s singles will be part of the main draw. A total of eight players will get a first-round progression. The remaining 48 players will fight it out in the opening round. 24 of the 48 players will join the 8 top seeds in the second round in a knockout manner. Draws are yet to be released.
Italian Open 2022 schedule
Round 1 – starts May 2
Round 2 –
Round 3 (round of 16)
Finals – May 15
Where is the Italian Open 2022 scheduled to take place?
The Italian Open takes place in Rome, Italy, at the Foro Italico. It’s in a sports complex situated on the hillside of Monte Mario. The history of the Foro Italico goes back to 1938, intending to use the complex for the 1940 Olympics.
When the Italian Open 2022 will start?
The tournament usually takes place in the spring, right before the French Open, which starts at the end of May. It starts right after the Madrid Open tournament concludes.
The 2022 Italian Open is scheduled for May 2-15, 2022.
On what court surface is the Italian Open played?
The court surface at the Foro Italico, where the Italian Open is held, is red clay. They have 11 courts but only use eight for the tournament.
Italian Open Prize Money & Ranking Points
The prize money for the 2021 Italian Open is €2 million for the men and €1.5 million for the women. The following is how the money was distributed between the winners and runner-ups in each category.
Event – Winners – Runner-Ups
Men’s Singles- €245,085 – €145,000
Women’s Singles – €178,630 – €132,258
Men’s Doubles – €50,000 – €35,000
Women’s Doubles – €54,032 – €35,476
Where can you live stream Italian Open 2022?
Italian Open live streaming is likely to be available on the ATP tour official website, Tennis TV and Discovery+ App.