One of the oldest clay court competitions in the world, the Italian Open will be one of the most sought after in 2023 in the lead-up to the French Open. If you are looking to watch the Rome Masters live streaming or want to buy the tickets for this Italian Open tennis tournament, you can read on here to understand how to do exactly that.
As a part of the ATP Masters 1000 series on the men’s tour and WTA 1000 series in the women’s section, the Italian Open, or the Rome Masters as it’s also called, was first played as far back as in 1930.
Held in Milan that year, it was played on both, the men’s and women’s tour and has been a quintessential part of the clay court swing.
The tournament is also called the Internazionali BNL d’Italia for sponsorship reasons and joins the Indian Wells Open, Miami Open, Madrid Masters and Shanghai Masters as the only non-Grand Slam competitions to be held over two weeks.
How to Watch the 2023 Italian Open Live?
As mentioned earlier, the Italian Open is one of the most important clay court competitions in the world and played in the lead-up to the season’s second Grand Slam, it has the who’s who of tennis taking part. As a result it’s one of the most-watched tennis competitions.
If you are looking to watch the Italian Open live in 2023, we have a variety of ways you can do that.
The 2023 Rome Masters can be watched live around the world, either streamed to your devices or on your computers and we have mentioned the options below. These are subject to change depending on the broadcasting deal and we will look to update this list as and when that happens.
Depending on which region you are in, the Rome Open organizers have signed up deals with local sports TV channels and websites which will broadcast a Grand Slam event like this live.
In Australia, the broadcasting partner for the tournament is Channel Nine, after having a signed a six-year long deal till 2024. The Italian Open will be broadcast on Wide World of Sports, 9Gem and 9Now among the other Channel Nine channels in the country.
For the remaining Asia-Pacific and South East Asia, the TV partner is Fox Sports. For New Zealand and Oceania-Pacific, the broadcast partners are Sky and Fiji TV respectively.
In Japan, one can switch to Wowow and NHK, while in China, the Italian Open is broadcast by CCTV, Shanghai TV and iQiyi.
For India and rest of the sub-continent, Sony Six/ESPN has the broadcasting rights, which was extended by three years starting from the 2021 edition of the Rome Masters.
In Europe, the tournament broadcast rights lie with Eurosport. In order to be able to watch the Rome Open live by using the Eurosport Player direct, you will need to shell out £6.99 a month or £39.99 each year.
For fans in Switzerland, they can switch to SRG channel as well to enjoy flawless Italian Open live streaming.
In the United States, ESPN2, ESPN3 and Tennis Channel broadcast the action live from Melbourne, while in Central and Latin America, ESPN International has the rights.
In Canada, TSN is the channel to watch for Rome Masters.
Lastly, in the Middle East and Northern Africa, one can tune to beIN Sports, while in Sub-Sahara Africa, SuperSport is the broadcast partner.
TennisTV.com is the official live streaming partner of the 2023 Rome Masters and you can watch it live with them for a monthly fee of $14.99 (or an equivalent of that depending on where you are staying).
Other Methods to Watch Rome Masters 2023
Other than watching the Italian Open live on television in 2023, you can also look to do that using a couple of other options online.
Live streaming of the Rome Open tennis can be watched by subscribing to TennisTV.com for the ATP matches and WTATV.com for the women’s encounters in the tournament.
Depending on which part of the world you are at, these subscriptions could cost you around $14.99/month. Further discounts might be available for annual packages which will allow you to watch the entire season of ATP season.
You can also sign up with bookmakers who offer the live streams of tennis competitions like Italian Open tennis.
What you would need to do is to make a small deposit of about $10 and start watching the streams live. Two such bookmakers include bet365 and Unibet which live stream ATP and WTA tournaments live.
You will also need to check if this is available in your region because these bookmakers do not have the broadcasting rights in some of the countries around the world.
Where will the Rome Open 2023 be Played?
In the 2023 season, the Italian Open will be held at Foro Italico in Rome in Italy. This arena was built in order to host the 1940 Olympics – which was never held because of the War – but was later used to host a number of sporting events.
The Foro Italico houses Stadio Olimpico, Stadio dei Marmi, the Stadio del Nuoto (“Swimming Stadium”) and a tennis center which has 11 clay courts. Eight of these are used at the Rome Masters while the remaining three get utilized for training purposes.
Italian Open 2023 Schedule & Dates
Like mentioned earlier, the Italian Open in 2023 will be played across 12 days starting on Wednesday, May 10 with its qualifiers. The main draw of the competition will kick-start the following day even as the qualifiers will continue to be played.
The tournament will go on till Saturday, May 21 for the women’s draw when the final will be held, while the men’s singles final will be played on Sunday, May 22.
Rome Masters 2023 Prize Money
While information on the prize money from the 2022 edition is available below, one must quickly add here that a lot more money can be expected to be pumped in to this competition in 2023 because of the change in format.
With 96 players expected to make it to the main draw in both, the men’s and women’s singles competition, the prize money will rise quite a bit from what was on offer last year.
In 2022, the Italian Open had a prize money of €5,415,410 for the entire tournament, divided between the men’s and women’s draw. The men’s winner took away €836,355 while the women’s singles champion pocketed €332,260.
How to Buy Italian Open 2023 Tickets?
The 2023 edition of Italian Open promises to be an exciting one because of the changed format and increased participation and if are you are travelling to Rome, you could watch this tournament live from Foro Italico.
The Italian Open tickets can be purchased from their official website here, with the tickets already up for sale. If you want more information on how to purchase these Rome tennis tickets including its price and how to buy them, check out this guide here.
Players Participating in the Italian Masters 2023
We are still awaiting the finalized player list for the Rome Masters 2023 but till then here’s all of whom made it to the main draw of the 2022 edition as seeded players.
Men’s Singles Seeded Player List from 2022
- Novak Djokovic
- Alexander Zverev
- Rafael Nadal
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Casper Ruud
- Andrey Rublev
- Carlos Alcaraz
- Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Cameron Norrie
- Jannik Sinner
- Hubert Hurkacz
- Diego Schwartzman
- Denis Shapovalov
- Reilly Opelka
- Pablo Carreno Busta
- Roberto Bautista Agut
Women’s Singles Seeded Player List from 2022
- Iga Swiatek
- Paula Badosa
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Maria Sakkari
- Anett Kontaveit
- Karolina Pliskova
- Danielle Collins
- Garbine Muguruza
- Ons Jabeur
- Emma Raducanu
- Jelena Ostapenko
- Belinda Bencic
- Jessica Pegula
- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
- Cori Gauff
- Victoria Azarenka
What Happened at the Previous Rome Open?
With the 10-time champion Rafael Nadal bundled out early in the competition it was Novak Djokovic who won the title for the sixth time.
Djokovic overcame Stefanos Tsitsipas in the title-decided, winning 6-0, 7-6(5) to scoop up the title with the top seeded Serb not dropping a single set in his run.
Tsitsipas had earlier overcame Alexander Zverev while Djokovic knocked Casper Ruud out in the semifinals.
The women’s singles competition was won by the top seeded Iga Swiatek as well, who like Djokovic didn’t drop a single set. In fact she lost a mere 21 games in the entire competition.
Swiatek crushed Ons Jabeur 6-2, 6-2 in the final.
Previous Italian Open Champions
Here’s a list of all the players who won the Rome Masters this millennium.
- 2022: Novak Djokovic
- 2021: Rafael Nadal
- 2020: Novak Djokovic
- 2019: Rafael Nadal
- 2018: Rafael Nadal
- 2017: Alexander Zverev
- 2016: Andy Murray
- 2015: Novak Djokovic
- 2014: Novak Djokovic
- 2013: Rafael Nadal
- 2012: Rafael Nadal
- 2011: Novak Djokovic
- 2010: Rafael Nadal
- 2009: Rafael Nadal
- 2008: Novak Djokovic
- 2007: Rafael Nadal
- 2006: Rafael Nadal
- 2005: Rafael Nadal
- 2004: Carlos Moya
- 2003: Felix Mantilla
- 2002: Andre Agassi
- 2001: Juan Carlos Ferrero
- 2000: Magnus Norman
- 2022: Iga Swiatek
- 2021: Iga Swiatek
- 2020: Simona Halep
- 2019: Karolina Pliskova
- 2018: Elina Svitolina
- 2017: Elina Svitolina
- 2016: Serena Williams
- 2015: Maria Sharapova
- 2014: Serena Williams
- 2013: Serena Williams
- 2012: Maria Sharapova
- 2011: Maria Sharapova
- 2010: Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
- 2009: Dinara Safina
- 2008: Jelena Jankovic
- 2007: Jelena Jankovic
- 2006: Martina Hingis
- 2005: Amelie Mauresmo
- 2004: Amelie Mauresmo
- 2003: Kim Clijsters
- 2002: Serena Williams
- 2001: Jelena Dokic
- 2000: Monica Seles
Final Words on Watching Rome Masters 2023 Live Streaming
With the Italian Open following on the heels of the Madrid Open, it will be one of the tournaments to watch out as a tune-up to the season’s only Grand Slam tournament on clay. In the article above, all the information on how to watch this tournament along with buying its tickets, player list, schedule and prize money information has been delivered.