ATP Rome: Rafael Nadal and Djokovic lead a super Entry List

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ATP Rome: Rafael Nadal and Djokovic lead a super Entry List

Nineteen of the top twenty players in the world will be at the starting line of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. It will be played from 14 to 21 September, with the qualifications scheduled for 11 or 12 depending on the size of the board - yet to be understood whether with or without the public.

At the top of the plank there are obviously Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal (who together have won thirteen of the last fifteen editions) with Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Matteo Berrettini to complete the picture of excellence.

Almost only Roger Federer will be missing, four-time finalist of the tournament, who as we all know by now has set his return for next season. Probably in Australia. Obviously also present Stan Wawrinka - who has already begun to become familiar with the clay in the Prague Challenger - with Italy that in addition to Matteo Berrettini will be able to count on the presence of Fabio Fognini.

The super Rome Entry List

The Italian tennis player, fresh from double-surgery on his ankles, should start taking his first steps again from Kitzbuhel's "250" the week before. The last of the New York Slam, so to speak.

Lorenzo Sonego, who is out of nine, could receive a wild card. Same goes for Jannik Sinner, who among the alternates is much further away given the cut-off at position number thirty-eight. Out of one Marin Cilic, but it is impressive to see people like Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet outside.

The draw will be completed with four wild cards, eight special extempts and eight qualifiers. Here is the complete entry list: Djokovic, Novak SRB 1
Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
Thiem, Dominic AUT 3
Medvedev, Daniil RUS 5
Tsitsipas, Stefanos GRE 6
Zverev, Alexander GER 7
Berrettini, Matteo ITA 8
Monfils, Gael FRA 9 #
Goffin, David BEL 10
Fognini, Fabio ITA 11
Bautista Agut, Roberto ESP 12
Schwartzman, Diego ARG 13
Rublev, Andrey RUS 14
Anderson, Kevin RSA 14 *
Khachanov, Karen RUS 15
Shapovalov, Denis CAN 16
Wawrinka, Stan SUI 17
Garin, Cristian CHI 18
Dimitrov, Grigor BUL 19
Auger-Aliassime, Felix CAN 20
Isner, John USA 21
Paire, Benoit FRA 22
Lajovic, Dusan SRB 23
Fritz, Taylor USA 24
Carreno Busta, Pablo ESP 25 #
de Minaur, Alex AUS 26
Basilashvili, Nikoloz GEO 27
Evans, Daniel GBR 28
Hurkacz, Hubert POL 29
Raonic, Milos CAN 30
Nishikori, Kei JPN 31
Krajinovic, Filip SRB 32
Coric, Borna CRO 33
Struff, Jan-Lennard GER 34
Pella, Guido ARG 35
Ruud, Casper NOR 36