While the 2020 U.S. Open is still nearing its completion and offering plenty of value in the MyBookie tennis sportsbook, it’s time to turn our eyes toward the quickly-approaching 2020 ATP Internazionali BNL d’Italia, better known as the Italian Open and Rome Masters 1000. Let’s jump right into action so you can set down your bets against their Tennis odds.
Tennis Betting Preview – 2020 Romes Masters 1000 Overview
2020 Internazionali BNL d’Italia
- When: Sep 14 – Sep 21, 2020
- Where: Rome, Italy
This year’s event, which gets underway on Monday, September 14, 2020, will feature the return to action of incomparable world No. 2 Rafael Nadal. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will be looking to redeem himself after getting defaulted in New York and back-to-back finalist Dominic Thiem will be looking to get the win after losing to Nadal in consecutive years. The Italian Open is one of the three ATP Masters 1000 events held on clay. Nadal has won this event a record, nine times, including two straight.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has lost in three of the last four finals in this event, after winning two in a row (2014, 2015). Djokovic also took home the hardware in this event in 2018 and 2011 and he’s split four finals appearances in Rome against Nadal. Still-blossoming 23-year-old German Alexander Zverev is also expected to challenge for the outright win after reaching the finals in 2018, one year after he won it all in 2017. Zverev, alongside Andy Murray (2016) and the legendary Roger Federer (2013, 2015), are the only two players outside of Nadal and Djokovic to participate in the Italian open finals since 2011.
On the women’s WTA Tour side, world No. 3 Karolína Plíšková will look to defend the title she won in Rome a year ago while 2017 and 2018 back-to-back winner Elina Svitolina will look to get back on top in this year’s event. World No. 2, two-time major winner and back-to-back runner-up (2017, 2018) Simona Halep will look to challenge. The legendary Serena Williams will also be in the field at the Italian Open, an event the 23-time major winner has won four time (2001, 2013, 2014, and 2016). World No. 1 and 2019 French Open winner, Ashleigh Barty will also be back in action after skipping the U.S Open as will, world No. 6 and 2019 U.S Open winner, Bianca Andreescu. In closing, you’re going to have a ton of value-packed opportunities to cash in on both, the men’s ATP and women’s WTA portions of the 2020 Italian Open.