ROME – Not quite the same intrigue on this second day of the men’s main draw. But still some good matches to look out for including clay-courter (and lefty) Guido Pella against AmeriFrenchman Maxime Cressy, the serve and volley kind.
There also is Italian wild card Matteo Arnoldi, who will get huge support on the main stadium in the late match (hopefully a lot of people stay) against Diego Schwartzman.
Any other year, you wouldn’t give the wild card much of a change. But Schwartzman is going through a terrible pass.
Paul and Fritz v McDonald and Tiafoe should be a good American-style dubs.
(Rome is six hours ahead of EDT).
Internazionali BNL d’Italia
Location: Rome, Italy (Joint event with the WTA Tour)
Category: ATP 1000
Dates: May 9 – 21, 2023
Prize money: €8,637,966
Draws: S96 – D32
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Singles, first round
[Q] Daniel Altmaier (GER) def. [WC] Giulio Zeppieri (ITA) 76 (3) 46 60
[WC] Matteo Arnaldi (ITA) def. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 61 46 63
Nuno Borges (POR) def Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 64 61
Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) def. [PR] Hugo Dellien (BOL) 62 63
Marco Cecchinato (ITA) def Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 63 75
David Goffin (BEL) def. [WC] Luca Nardi (ITA) 36 64 62
[Q] Yannick Hanfmann (GER) def Nicolas Jarry (CHI) 64 64
Jason Kubler (AUS) def. Marc-Andrea Huesler (SUI) 67 (6) 64 62
[Q] Fabian Marozsan (HUN) def Corentin Moutet (FRA) 60 67 (8) 62
Alex Molcan (SVK) def [Q] Stefano Napolitano (ITA) 64 36 76 (1)
Thiago Monteiro (BRA) def Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 61 62
[PR] Guido Pella (ARG) def. Maxime Cressy (USA) 63 64
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) def. [WC] Francesco Passaro (ITA) 46 61 64
Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) def Ugo Humbert (FRA) 64 36 76 (6)
Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) def. [PR] Jérémy Chardy (FRA) 62 61
J.J. Wolf (USA) def.
Quentin Halys [LL] Hugo Grenier (FRA) 75 75
Doubles, first round
Karen Khachanov / Andrey Rublev (RUS) def Juan Sebastian Cabal / Robert Farah (COL) 46 75 [10-7]
Alex de Minaur / Jason Kubler (AUS) def Sebastian Baez (ARG) / Bernabe Zapata Miralles (ESP) 63 75
Daniel Evans (GBR) / Ben Shelton (USA) def. [WC] Lorenzo Musetti / Giulio Zeppieri (ITA) 64 62
Mackenzie McDonald / Frances Tiafoe (USA) def Taylor Fritz / Tommy Paul (USA) 76 (3) 67 (4) [10-8]