Italian Open

Italian Open 2021: Latest News, Results and Records

The Italian Open Tennis tournament, known as the Rome Masters or Italian International Championships, is sponsored by Internazionali BNL. As a result, it has taken on BNL's name. The tournament is primarily played on clay at the Foro Italico in Rome.

Tennis - ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - General view during the match between Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska and Italy's Camila Giorgi Pool via REUTERS/Riccardo Antimiani

It was first held in 1930, and the inaugural winners were Bill Tilden and Lili de Alvarez. Since its inception, the venues have changed from Milan to Rome to Turin and finally back to Rome.

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In terms of points awarded, since it is a WTA 1000 event, 900 points are awarded to the winning player. On the other side of the fence, the winning ATP player is awarded 1000 points, as it is a Masters 1000 event.

Previous Winners (ATP)

Past 18 Years
Carlos Moya2004
Rafael Nadal2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2019, 2021
Novak Djokovic2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2020
Andy Murray2016
Alexander Zverev2017
Tennis - ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his quarter final match against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill

Previous Winners (WTA)

Past 18 Years
Amelie Mauresmo2004, 2005
Martina Hingis2006
Jelena Jankovic2007, 2008
Dinara Safina2009
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez2010
Maria Sharapova2011, 2012, 2015
Serena Williams2013, 2014, 2016
Elina Svitolina
2017, 2018
Karolina Pliskova2019
Simona Halep2020
Iga Swiatek2021
Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - September 21, 2020 Romania's Simona Halep as she celebrates winning the final with the trophy after Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova retired from the match after sustaining an injury Riccardo Antimiani/Pool via REUTERS

Italian Open 2021 Schedule

The Italian Open is usually scheduled during mid-May.

Italian Open Records

To date, Rafael Nadal is the most successful player, with ten titles under his belt. In the WTA, Chris Evert is the most successful player, with 5 Italian Open wins.

Rafael Nadal is also the only ATP player to be in the most finals, namely 10. Meanwhile, Chris Evert has played in most WTA Finals, with seven under her belt.

Nadal even holds the record for the most consecutive titles, with three. On the WTA side, Conchita Martinez has racked up four consecutive titles.

Italian Open 2021

The 2021 event returned to its original May window as in 2020 the tournament was held in mid-September because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event was held with a partial spectator count. 25 percent of fans were allowed inside the tournament after the 2nd round.

The 2021 edition was held on 08-16 May.

Italian Open 2021 prize money

The total ATP prize money pool for the 2021 edition was €2,082,960 which was a 39.9% decrease to 2020's €3,465,045 for men's singles and doubles. The WTA side saw a smaller cut of 6.77% from €1,692,169 in 2020 to €1,577,613 in 2021.

Despite the decrease in total prize money, the ATP winner received €245,085- which is 19.44% more than that of 2020. Whereas the WTA winner received €178,630, down 12.94% compared to 2020.

The runner-ups saw a 3.33% cut and received €145,000 this year.

2021 champions

Men's singles - Rafael Nadal d. Novak Djokovic 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.

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Women's singles - Iga Swiatek d. Karolina Pliskova 6-0, 6-0.

Men's doubles - Mate Pavic/Nikola Mektic d. Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Women's doubles - Sharon Fichman/Giuliana Olmos d. Kristina Mladenovic/Marketa Vondrousova 4-6, 7-5, [10-5]

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Current Prize Money€2,082,960 (men), €1,577,613 (women)
Number of Entries (Main Draw)56
Number of Entries (Qualifying)6
Number of Seeds16
Court TypeClay