2021 Italian Open – Men's singles

Tennis tournament
Men's singles
2021 Italian Open
ChampionSpain Rafael Nadal 22
Runner-upSerbia Novak Djokovic
Final score7–5, 1–6, 6–3
Details
Draw56 (8 Q / 5 WC )
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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2021 tennis event results

Rafael Nadal defeated the defending champion Novak Djokovic in the final, 7–5, 1–6, 6–3 to win the men's singles tennis title at the 2021 Italian Open.[1] It was his record-extending 10th Italian Open title and record-equaling 36th Masters 1000 title overall (matching Djokovic's tally). Nadal saved two match points en route to the title, in his third round match against Denis Shapovalov.[2] This was also the fourth time that Nadal had won a tournament on 10 or more occasions, making him the only tennis player with the feat.[3]

It was Djokovic's sixth runner-up finish at the Italian Open, a record for the most runner-up finishes at one event on the ATP Tour.

Lorenzo Sonego became the first Italian man to reach a semifinal in Rome since Filippo Volandri in 2007.[4]

Seeds

The top eight seeds received a bye into the second round.

01.  Serbia Novak Djokovic (final)
02.  Spain Rafael Nadal (champion)
03.  Russia Daniil Medvedev (second round)
04.  Austria Dominic Thiem (third round)
05.  Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas (quarterfinals)
06.  Germany Alexander Zverev (quarterfinals)
07.  Russia Andrey Rublev (quarterfinals)
08.  Argentina Diego Schwartzman (second round)
09.  Italy Matteo Berrettini (third round)
10.  Spain Roberto Bautista Agut (third round)
11.  Spain Pablo Carreño Busta (second round, withdrew)
12.  Belgium David Goffin (second round)
13.  Canada Denis Shapovalov (third round)
14.  France Gaël Monfils (first round)
15.  Poland Hubert Hurkacz (first round, retired)
16.  Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov (first round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 4 7 7
5 Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 6 5 5
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 65 6
Italy Lorenzo Sonego 3 77 2
Italy Lorenzo Sonego 3 6 6
7 Russia Andrey Rublev 6 4 3
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 5 6 3
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 7 1 6
Q Argentina Federico Delbonis 5 62
United States Reilly Opelka 7 77
United States Reilly Opelka 4 4
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 6 6
6 Germany Alexander Zverev 3 4
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 6 6

Top half

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1 Serbia N Djokovic 6 77
United Kingdom D Evans 3 2 United States T Fritz 3 65
United States T Fritz 6 6 1 Serbia N Djokovic 6 6
Q Spain R Carballés Baena 4 4 Q Spain A Davidovich Fokina 2 1
Q United Kingdom C Norrie 6 6 Q United Kingdom C Norrie 2 3
Q Spain A Davidovich Fokina 6 77 Q Spain A Davidovich Fokina 6 6
16 Bulgaria G Dimitrov 4 62 1 Serbia N Djokovic 4 7 7
9 Italy M Berrettini 4 6 6 5 Greece S Tsitsipas 6 5 5
Georgia (country) N Basilashvili 6 2 4 9 Italy M Berrettini 6 6
Australia J Millman 6 6 Australia J Millman 4 2
Serbia D Lajović 3 4 9 Italy M Berrettini 63 2
Croatia M Čilić 4 6 6 5 Greece S Tsitsipas 77 6
Kazakhstan A Bublik 6 2 3 Croatia M Čilić 5 2
5 Greece S Tsitsipas 7 6

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
4 Austria D Thiem 3 77 6
LL Japan Y Nishioka 0 2 Hungary M Fucsovics 6 65 0
Hungary M Fucsovics 6 6 4 Austria D Thiem 4 77 65
WC Italy G Mager 6 6 Italy L Sonego 6 65 77
Australia A de Minaur 4 3 WC Italy G Mager 4 4
Italy L Sonego 6 5 6 Italy L Sonego 6 6
14 France G Monfils 4 7 4 Italy L Sonego 3 6 6
10 Spain R Bautista Agut 6 6 7 Russia A Rublev 6 4 3
Q United States T Paul 3 4 10 Spain R Bautista Agut 77 6
South Africa L Harris 5 2 Chile C Garín 65 3
Chile C Garín 7 6 10 Spain R Bautista Agut 4 4
LL Slovenia A Bedene 3 1 7 Russia A Rublev 6 6
Germany J-L Struff 6 6 Germany J-L Struff 79 1 4
7 Russia A Rublev 67 6 6

Bottom half

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
8 Argentina D Schwartzman 1 3
Serbia F Krajinović 3 77 4 Canada F Auger-Aliassime 6 6
Canada F Auger-Aliassime 6 65 6 Canada F Auger-Aliassime 63 1
Russia K Khachanov 6 4 0 Q Argentina F Delbonis 77 6
Q Argentina F Delbonis 3 6 6 Q Argentina F Delbonis 6 6
WC Italy S Caruso 4 1 12 Belgium D Goffin 2 1
12 Belgium D Goffin 6 6 Q Argentina F Delbonis 5 62
15 Poland H Hurkacz 4 0r United States R Opelka 7 77
WC Italy L Musetti 6 2 WC Italy L Musetti 4 4
France R Gasquet 1 5 United States R Opelka 6 6
United States R Opelka 6 7 United States R Opelka 78 6
Serbia M Kecmanović 62 4 Russia A Karatsev 66 4
Russia A Karatsev 77 6 Russia A Karatsev 6 6
3 Russia D Medvedev 2 4

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
6 Germany A Zverev 6 6
Q Bolivia H Dellien 2 7 6 Q Bolivia H Dellien 2 2
France A Mannarino 6 5 2 6 Germany A Zverev 4 6 6
Japan K Nishikori 6 6 Japan K Nishikori 6 3 4
Italy F Fognini 3 4 Japan K Nishikori w/o
Serbia L Đere 6 3 1 11 Spain P Carreño Busta
11 Spain P Carreño Busta 4 6 6 6 Germany A Zverev 3 4
13 Canada D Shapovalov 6 6 2 Spain R Nadal 6 6
Q Poland K Majchrzak 1 3 13 Canada D Shapovalov 77 6
WC Italy S Travaglia 6 6 WC Italy S Travaglia 62 3
France B Paire 4 3 13 Canada D Shapovalov 6 4 63
France U Humbert 2 4 2 Spain R Nadal 3 6 77
Italy J Sinner 6 6 Italy J Sinner 5 4
2 Spain R Nadal 7 6

Qualifying

Seeds

  1. United Kingdom Cameron Norrie (qualified)
  2. Spain Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (qualified)
  3. Slovenia Aljaž Bedene (qualifying competition, lucky loser)
  4. United States Tommy Paul (qualified)
  5. Japan Yoshihito Nishioka (qualifying competition, lucky loser)
  6. United States Tennys Sandgren (first round)
  7. United States Frances Tiafoe (qualifying competition, retired)
  8. France Corentin Moutet (qualifying competition)
  9. Belarus Egor Gerasimov (first round)
  10. Australia Alexei Popyrin (first round)
  11. Argentina Federico Delbonis (qualified)
  12. Brazil Thiago Monteiro (qualifying competition)
  13. Moldova Radu Albot (withdrew)
  14. Spain Jaume Munar (first round)

Qualifiers

Lucky losers

Qualifying draw

First qualifier

First round Qualifying competition
          
1 United Kingdom Cameron Norrie 6 6
  Uruguay Pablo Cuevas 1 3
1 United Kingdom Cameron Norrie 6 2 6
  Italy Marco Cecchinato 4 6 4
  Italy Marco Cecchinato 64 6 6
9 Belarus Egor Gerasimov 77 2 3

Second qualifier

First round Qualifying competition
          
2 Spain Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6 2
WC Italy Flavio Cobolli 2 0r
2 Spain Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6 77
8 France Corentin Moutet 4 65
WC Italy Andrea Pellegrino 65 2
8 France Corentin Moutet 77 6

Third qualifier

First round Qualifying competition
          
3 Slovenia Aljaž Bedene 6 3 6
WC Italy Gian Marco Moroni 2 6 4
3 Slovenia Aljaž Bedene 2 1
  Bolivia Hugo Dellien 6 6
  Bolivia Hugo Dellien 6 6
14 Spain Jaume Munar 4 1

Fourth qualifier

First round Qualifying competition
          
4 United States Tommy Paul 77 6
  Argentina Juan Ignacio Londero 65 3
4 United States Tommy Paul 7 4 77
12 Brazil Thiago Monteiro 5 6 64
  Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin 63 61
12 Brazil Thiago Monteiro 77 77

Fifth qualifier

First round Qualifying competition
          
5 Japan Yoshihito Nishioka 6 77
  France Grégoire Barrère 4 61
5 Japan Yoshihito Nishioka 3 1
Poland Kamil Majchrzak 6 6
  Poland Kamil Majchrzak 78 64 6
10 Australia Alexei Popyrin 66 77 3

Sixth qualifier

First round Qualifying competition
          
6 United States Tennys Sandgren 5 3
  Spain Roberto Carballés Baena 7 6
  Spain Roberto Carballés Baena 7 6
WC Italy Raúl Brancaccio 5 4
WC Italy Raúl Brancaccio 3 6 6
Alt Italy Federico Gaio 6 4 4

Seventh qualifier

First round Qualifying competition
          
7 United States Frances Tiafoe 6 7
  Slovakia Jozef Kovalík 2 5
7 United States Frances Tiafoe 7 4 2r
11 Argentina Federico Delbonis 5 6 4
  United States Marcos Giron 3 3
11 Argentina Federico Delbonis 6 6

ATP singles main-draw entrants

Seeds

The following are the seeded players. Seedings are based on ATP rankings as of 3 May 2021. Rankings and points before are as of 10 May 2021.

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending[a] Points won Points after Status
1 1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 11,463 1,000 600 11,063 Runner-up, lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
2 3 Spain Rafael Nadal 9,630 1,000 1,000 9,630 Champion, defeated Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
3 2 Russia Daniil Medvedev 9,780 10 45 9,815 Second round lost to Russia Aslan Karatsev
4 4 Austria Dominic Thiem 8,365 10 90 8,445 Third round lost to Italy Lorenzo Sonego
5 5 Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 7,610 360 180 7,430 Quarterfinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
6 6 Germany Alexander Zverev 6,945 10 180 7,115 Quarterfinals lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
7 7 Russia Andrey Rublev 6,000 90 180 6,090 Quarterfinals lost to Italy Lorenzo Sonego
8 10 Argentina Diego Schwartzman 3,765 345 45 3,465 Second round lost to Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime
9 9 Italy Matteo Berrettini 4,048 180 90 3,958 Third round lost to Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas [5]
10 11 Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 3,170 0 45 3,215 Third round lost to Russia Andrey Rublev [7]
11 12 Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 3,050 10 45 3,085 Second round, withdrew due to a low back injury
12 13 Belgium David Goffin 2,875 45 45 2,875 Second round lost to Argentina Federico Delbonis [Q]
13 14 Canada Denis Shapovalov 2,855 360 180 2,675 Third round lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
14 15 France Gaël Monfils 2,703 10 10 2,703 First round lost to Italy Lorenzo Sonego
15 19 Poland Hubert Hurkacz 2,543 55 10 2,498 First round retired against Italy Lorenzo Musetti [WC]
16 17 Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 2,586 90 0 2,496 First round lost to Spain Alejandro Davidovich Fokina [Q]
  1. ^ Points earned from 2019 and 2020 tournaments will be dropped depending on the best result during those periods. Only 2020 points will be dropped by 50%, including their 2020 points whichever is greater. 2019 points which are higher will still be dropped as normal.

Other entrants

The following players received wild cards into the main singles draw:

The following players received entry from the singles qualifying draw:

The following players received entry as lucky losers:

Withdrawals

Before the tournament
During the tournament

Retirements

References

  1. ^ "Djokovic Faces Possible Evans Re-match In Rome". ATP Tour. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Nadal saves 2 match points, outlasts Shapovalov". ESPN.com. 13 May 2021. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Rafael Nadal Fights Past Novak Djokovic For Record-Extending 10th Rome Crown | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  4. ^ Gasparin, Giulio. "DJOKOVIC-SONEGO: COMEBACK WINS TO REACH THE SEMIS". Internazionali BNL d'Italia. Archived from the original on 2021-05-16. Retrieved 16 May 2021.

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