Italian Open 2019 Travel Packages
As the famous saying goes, “When in Rome, watch the tennis Open”.
Okay, we may have added on the final line in this phrase, but there is strong reason for us to do so.
The Italian Open is an annual tennis tournament held in the renowned city of Rome and will take place on the 6th – 19th May 2019. Held at the Foro Italico, the illustrious sports complex was formerly known as Foro Mussolini and the venue is recognised as being one of the most beautiful tennis courts across Europe.
As a red clay tournament, the Open is part of the mens ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Series and is a womans Premier 5 event, making the competition the home of some of the sports greatest players. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch one of the most luxurious of tennis occasions, which possesses a sweet pinch of Italian spice.
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The King of Clay to Rule Once Again?
When it comes to discussing clay surfaces, there is only one name that rules the subject. In fact, this man has been so controlling in clay tournaments; it has become a tad monotonous to mention the topic – purely because of how dominant he has been over the last 10 years.
Yes, we are talking about Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has accumulated the nickname, ‘The King of Clay’ for a reason and he currently holds a record eight titles at the Italian Open, twice as many as second placed on the list, Novak Djokovic. As the current defender of the competition, Nadal will certainly have his sights firmly set on his ninth trophy on Italian soil.
However, Nadals most likely competitor will coincidentely be Djokovic himself, who will be heading into the new-year brimming with confidence, after topping the ATP Rankings for the first time since 2015. The Serbian experienced an incredible season and will, as usual, be a frequent competitor throughout the 2019 campaign. Other notable names will likely be the 2017 winner, Alexander Zverev, Roger Federer and hopefully Andy Murray, who continues to make progress on his return from injury.
Women’s and Double’s Action
Alongside the mens battle, the Italian Open is also one of the Premier 5 events of the WTA tour and the womens rankings have never been tighter. Elina Svitolina has won the competition back-to-back over the last two years and the Ukrainian continues to impress fans with her all-round game and movement on the court.
Alongside Svitolina, the usual names throughout 2018 are also destined to be in close competition for the title, with Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber being the obvious two names that spring to mind. Throughout the history of the womens singles in Rome, the Americans have been the most frequent force in the tournament – can Serena Williams finally make a full comeback and claim her fifth Italian Open trophy?
Whilst the singles action usually grabs the headlines, fans will also be looking forward to the doubles fixtures on show. The Bryan brothers are the usual favourites for any of the mens clashes, but the two Americans have endured a steady decline in performances since 2016.
For the womens schedule, it will certainly be a shock to not see the 2018 table toppers of Katerina Siniakova/Barbora Krejcikova and Kristina Mladenovic/Timea Babos lead the pack, in terms of odds for the outright favourite.
The Complete Package
Holiday bookers and travellers usually require very little persuasion to place Italy on their destination wish list, particularly when it comes to Rome. The Italian capital is recognised as a location enriched with historic culture and famous monuments. Throw some tennis into the mix and you find yourselves with the perfect holiday package!
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