How To Watch 2024 Italian Open Rome Featuring Djokovic, Swiatek, Gauff & More

How To Watch 2024 Italian Open Rome Featuring Djokovic, Swiatek, Gauff & More

by Nurein Ahmed

The 2024 Italian Open in Rome will assemble the best from the ATP and WTA for one last showdown before the French Open.

Although a few tournaments will take place in the week after the Italian Open, the Foro Italico is the most important stop for players who want to win the second Grand Slam of the year.

So, this is where we might see the peak of the likes of Novak Djokovic and Coco Gauff, who have yet to hit their stride. On that note, let's delve into bite-sized information pertaining to the tournament, including schedule, prize money, player list, and list of broadcasters.

When Does The 2024 Italian Open Rome Start?

Main draw action for the women's tournament will begin on Tuesday, May 7th, with some first-round matches. Players must win four rounds to reach the quarterfinal stage, with the exception of the seeds, who have a bye in the opening round.

The men's tournament will kick off on Wednesday, May 8th. Both tournaments will end on the same day, Sunday, May 19th, with the two singles finals.

Who Is Playing The 2024 Italian Open Rome?

The men's initial entry list could have some significant withdrawals. Carlos Alcaraz has confirmed his absence as he is currently recovering from a forearm injury after Madrid. Home favorite Jannik Sinner, defending champion Daniil Medvedev, and 10-time winner Rafael Nadal are all major doubts to feature.

But Novak Djokovic will return to action for the first time since Monte Carlo. He is bidding to win his seventh title in Rome and his first of the season. Holger Rune (last year's finalist), Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Alexander Zverev will be among the players to watch out for.

The women's tournament is at full strength, with Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka, and Elena Rybakina among the favorites. But they could be fatigued with the trio making it to the final weekend in Madrid.

That could allow the likes of Coco Gauff, Maria Sakkari, Marketa Vondrousova, Jelena Ostapenko, and Daria Kasatkina to capitalize should the chances present themselves.

What Is The Prize Money For The 2024 Italian Open Rome?

Although this is a joint ATP/WTA 1000, the prize money for the men's and women's tournaments is different. The men's tournament will offer €7,877,020 in total prize money. The champion gets to collect a massive share of €963,225 and receive 1000 points.

The women's tournament will still offer a sizable reward of $5,509,771 (roughly €5,114,995). The women's champion will earn €699,690 and will receive the full 1000 ranking points.

Where To Watch The 2024 Italian Open Rome?

International: Viewers can buy a monthly subscription to Tennis TV (ATP) and an Italian Open Pass on WTA TV (WTA matches).

Africa: Supersport (television broadcast), DSTV app (for streaming)

Australia: BeIN Sports Australia

Canada: TSN Network (English language)

China: CCTV

France: Eurosport

Italy: Sky Italia, Supertennis

Latin America: ESPN International Latam

MENA Region: BeIN Sports Arabia

Spain: Telefonica/Movistar, TVE

UK: Sky Tennis

USA: Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Plus


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