The European clay events are designed to build up to the French Open. And the Italian Open is the last in this series. The third ATP-1000 tournament and second WTA-1000 Clay Tournament of the season is being held in Rome, the beautiful Italian capital. Tennis season finally reaches Italy, before heading to France. The Qualifier rounds of the International BNL D’Italia, as it is officially called, began on 8th may. The tournament will continue until the 21st May 2023.
The tournament will feature all five of the world’s top men’s tennis players, including Novak Djokovic. Novak Djokovic is defending the title he won last year. He beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0,7-6 in the final match. Djokovic was injured and had to withdraw from the Madrid Open. Carlos Alcaraz, who won it on Sunday, took his place. The tournament will be sorely missing its 10-time champion here – Rafael Nadal.
Rafael Nadal is withdrawing one clay tournament at a moment from the other. He will play the French Open after not having played any matches in clay tournaments. Matteo Berrettini, the Italian tennis sensation who is still recovering from his stomach injury, will also be missed by Italian spectators.
Carlos Alcaraz becomes world number. Even if he loses his first match, he will still be ranked number one in Italy. Carlos Alcaraz, who is the defending champion and has a small gap between him and Djokovic, will overtake Djokovic in ranking. Italian fans will cheer on their local heroes such as Lorenzo Musetti and Lorenzo Sonego. Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli are also expected to be cheered.
All five women in the top ranking group are also playing. This means Iga Swaiatek Aryna Saablenka, Jessica Pegula and Ons Jabeur will all be gearing up for the cup in the lead up to the French Open. Iga is defending her title from 2022 this year. Ons Jabeur will add an extra thrill to the tournament, as she is the one to watch out for. She missed the Madrid Open because of a leg injury.
The Italian Open is going to be a thrilling journey. The Italian crowd will support Camila Gorgi Sara Errani and Elisabetta Cocciaretto.
The TV schedule and broadcasting details for the Italian Open 2023
The Italian Open 2023 TV schedule and broadcasting details: ATP and WTA
Tennis Channel/ TC Plus – USA
Amazon.com –United Kingdom and Ireland
beIN Sports –Australia
beIN Sports –Middle East
beIN SPORTS – Singapore
beIN SPORTS Southeast Asia – Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, East Timor, Philippines, Singapore
EurosportCzech Republic – Slovakia, Romania Hungary, France
Cosmote – Greece
Sky – Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Telefonica/ Movistar – Spain
Hellenic (OTE TV – Greece)
Polsat – Poland
ESPN International Latam– Latin America
Supersport Africa– Africa
S Sports – Turkey
Sky NZ New Zealand
Sony LIV – India
Tennis TV – Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
Tennis TV will be able to stream live all ATP matches.