There will be an audience in Rome: 1,000 people in semis and finals

Vincenzo Spadora, Italian Minister of Sport, announced this Friday that it obtained the approval of the Technical Scientific Committee so that a thousand spectators can attend the semifinals and the final of the tennis tournament in Rome.

“At last, now from the semifinals and the final of the tennis tournament, a thousand people will be able to attend all the sports competitions that are held outdoors and that they respect with the utmost care the rules established by distance, masks, seat reservation, “said Spadafora, in statements released by the Italian media.” It is a first, but important, step towards returning, hopefully soon, to normality of sports “, added the Minister of Sports.

After the fierce controversies between the Italian Tennis Federation (FIT) and the political world of the country due to the impossibility of opening the courts of the Foro Italico tournament to a small number of spectators, the Roman Masters will be able to count on fans in the program on Sunday and Monday. The tournament began last Monday and has players such as Serbian Novak Djokovic and Spanish Rafael Nadal, number 1 and 2 in the world ranking, respectively, and Czech Karolina Pliskova or Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza on the women's circuit.

The decision announced by the Minister of Sport, which will be made official in the next few hours, It will also apply to other sports competitions that take place outdoors in Italy and that they comply with safety regulations. If officially confirmed, Serie A football, which opens this weekend, will have a reduced number of fans in the stands from the second day.