2019 Italian Open Tennis Tournament
ATP World Tour, WTA World Tour
Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
The 2019 Italian Open is scheduled to take place at Foro Italico in Rome
between 12-19 May.
This is one of the most prestigious red clay tennis tournaments in the world after the French Open.
It will be the 76th edition of the Italian Open and it is classified as an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the 2019 ATP World Tour and a Premier 5 event on the 2019 WTA Tour.
Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, who is currently ranked second on the world rankings, is the defending champion.
Record eight-time winner Nadal is expected to face stiff competition from the likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
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Swiss tennis icon and world number three Federer will be hoping to win the tournament for the first time.
On the other hand, world number one Djokovic will be looking to win his fifth title this year.
In the men's doubles, Colombian duo Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah will be keen to defend their doubles title.
Italian Open - Last five singles champions
2018 - Rafael Nadal (Spain)
2017 - Alexander Zverev (Germany)
2016 - Andy Murray - (Scotland)
2015 - Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
2014 - Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
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