Alcaraz could face Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals of Rome


The ATP Masters 1,000 in Rome starts this Tuesday and will run until the 21st of this month at the Foro Itálico, with a main draw drawn this Monday that leaves Carlos Alcaraz, number 2 in the tournament, with a complicated path, although not as demanding as the one that will have the Serbian Novak Djokovic, first seeded.

Alcaraz, who has just won in Barcelona and Madrid, faces his last challenge before Roland Garros in Rome, in a Masters 1,000 Internazionali BNL d’Italia in which he debuts in 2023, after not previously playing at the Foro Itálico.

As the second seed in the tournament, he will not play the first round but the difficulty in his part of the draw would come soon, with a possible meeting in the quarterfinals against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, whom he beat in Barcelona. Before, Borna Coric or Daniel Evans could already be a first touchstone.

For his part, Stefanos Tsitsipas would face Lajovic or Borges in his first match, and his possible rivals before reaching that hypothetical crossover with Alcaraz would be Nishioka, Tiafoe or the local Musetti.

At the top of the table, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, number 1 in the world and the first favorite of the tournament, will face a demanding road to the final, with rivals like Dimitrov or Wawrinka, Cameron Norrie or Alex de Minaur, as well as Holger Rune. , Casper Ruud or Jannik Sinner.