After missing Madrid, both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are in the just-released draw for the Rome Masters. Federer, who has never won the title in three trips to the final, was absent from Madrid this week to be with his wife for the arrival a twin boys Lenny and Leo. Roger returned to practice but isn’t still 100% committed to the event.
Meanwhile, Djokovic has been battling a right wrist injury that kept him out of play this week. The Serb has resumed practice and will seek a third title in Rome.
Seven-time tournament champion Rafael Nadal will be the top seed. Andy Murray, David Ferrer and Stanislas Wawrinka are also entered in the last big tune-up before the French Open.
Projected path: Simon, Verdasco/Youzhny, Murray/isner
Threats: Cilic, Melzer
Projected path: Lorenzi, Seppi/Haas, Berdych
Threats: Dimitrov, Karlovic, Tursunov, Bautista Agut
Projected path: Haas/Chardy, Fognini, Raonic
Threats: Dolgopolov, Pospisil, Anderson, Tsonga, Delbonis
Projected path: Stepanek/Andujar, Robredo, Ferrer
Threats: Nishikori, Gulbis, Monaco, Janowicz, Kolhshreiber
Projected semifinals: Nadal v Wawrinka, Federer v Djokovic
The tournament begins on Sunday.
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