Watch 2020 Rome Masters Live Streaming Online
Italian Open, also known as Rome Masters and Italian Internazionali BNL Italia, is an annual professional tennis tournament conducted in Rome, Italy every year. It is one of the most prestigious clay tournaments in the world after the French Open. If you looking to watch the 2020 WTA Italian Open and 2020 ATP Rome Masters live streaming online, you’re at the right place. We will give you all the information you need right here.
Looking to watch the Italian Open 2020 live streaming online?
- For tennis fans in the UK, Europe, Australia & elsewhere go to bet365 > Tennis > Live Streaming here* to watch & bet on the ATP & WTA tennis live.
- Get the match by match Italian Open live streaming options & preview updated here.
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With the French Open played soon after the Italian Open, it comes as no surprise that players use this Masters competition for their dry run before the start of the second Grand Slam of the year.
Even for the ladies, the tournament holds a lot of importance, given that it is a Premier 5 event with 900 ranking points at stake. It takes place immediately after the Madrid Open and year after year, many big names attend the competition.
Through the years, we have seen the likes of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Elina Svitolina, Simona Halep, and other major ATP and WTA stars feature in the event.
When will 2020 Italian Open be Played?
The Rome Masters 2020 was scheduled to be played from May 11 with the qualifying matches to take place three days before the start of the main draw while the women’s and men’s singles final was to be played on May 16 and 17 respectively. However, because of the coronavirus pandemic the dates were rejigged and the new dates are as follows.
The Italian Open will now begin from September 14, immediately after the US Open and will carry on till September 21 when the singles final will be played.
Below, we will also update the daily order of play and tournament schedule closer to the start of the tournament.
Player List for the 2020 Rome Masters
Some of the top men’s and women’s players in the world are expected to participate in the Rome Open this year. Roger Federer won’t be playing after ruling himself out with fitness concerns this year but both, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic can be expected to take part.
Also looking to overcome his struggles will be Alexander Zverev while Dominic Thiem will hope to challenge the best on clay in a bid to become one of the clay-court legends himself.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Fabio Fognini and can all be expected to present for this year’s Rome Masters.
In the women’s side of the draw, Ash Barty was expected to lead the draw but withdrew from the tournament because of the coronavirus situation. Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova will be joined by Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams in the competition.
Here’s a list of seeded players who featured in the previous edition of the Italian Open.
Italian Open Format for 2020
A total of 56 men’s and women’s singles players will be in action in the main draw. Eight of the players in each draw get a first round bye while the remaining 48 fight it out in the opening. 24 of these 48 will join the eight with the byes in the second round proceeding in a knockout manner from thereon.
The top eight seeds in both draws get byes.
How to watch the 2020 Rome Masters Live Streaming
There are multiple ways to watch the Rome Masters live streaming on your device, whichever that may be, and we have mentioned some of the best ones here. Below we share with you a few of the options on how to find the Italian Open 2020 live streaming.
We will begin with an option in which you do not have to pay a monthly premium or a subscription fee to be able to watch the Rome Open live. All you need here is a pre-funded account or you need to have bet at least 24 hours before the event to be able to watch the streaming.
You can catch all the tennis action from the Rome Open 2020 live with Bet365. Being one of the world’s most trusted bookmakers, they are also known for their world-class platform and top-notch systems to live stream every single major sporting event.
By signing up with bet365 and prefunding your account using the process mentioned below customers have an easy access to the Italian Open tennis 2020 live streaming.
Once you have signed up and funded your account, you can visit the live streaming tab and select the ‘ATP Rome’ or ‘WTA Rome’ option to catch all the action live. The best part is that this tournament is just one of the 100,000+ events that Bet365 live streams every year.
Here is the process you can follow to watch 2020 Italian Open live on your device:
- Go to Bet365.com here
- Register with Bet365.com (or log in to your account)
- Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency). You can either let that remain in your account or should have bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
- Select the ‘ATP Rome’ or ‘WTA Rome’ live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
Keep in mind that this site requires you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours.
Remember, geo-restrictions might apply.
If you have any other problems accessing the Rome Masters live stream, kindly let us know in the comments section below.
Other Options to watch Rome Masters live streams
Bet365 isn’t the only bookmaker that offers tennis live streams, although admitted they are the best in the business. You can explore this very option with another bookmaker that offers tennis live streaming services – Unibet.com.
Unibet.com covers a broad spectrum of other sports and tennis events like the Italian Open. You can follow the event live on their page by creating an account and making a small deposit of $10 or more. Alternately, you must have bet in the last 24 hours of the stream using the same account to access the live streaming link.
Here too, geo-restrictions may apply.
Lastly, you also have TennisTV.com and WTATV.com – the official live streaming partner of the ATP and WTA Tours respectively. They live stream all the ATP & WTA matches every year, for a standard subscription fee. To watch the Rome Masters live streaming with them, you will need to be sign up with TennisTV for a fee of $14.99/month while WTATV subscription comes at $9.99/month.
How to watch Rome Masters in the UK?
UK viewers of the ATP Rome Masters can do so by subscribing with Amazon Prime who have the rights to all the important ATP tennis tournaments from around the world including the Italian Masters. You can also avail of their 30-day free trial that allows you to sign up for free and watch Rome Masters, other tennis (and other entertainment services) for a month without paying for it.
Amazon Prime hold the ATP tennis live streaming rights till 2023 for UK. Once the trial period gets over, you have the option of continuing with the subscription to Amazon Prime through which you can also watch ATP tennis for GBP 7.99/month.
Watch Rome Masters live by downloading Amazon’s Prime video App and install its application on either the phone or desktop. A Smart TV also allows you that option, or you can convert your television into a Smart TV by using an Amazon Fire Stick or other such options.
How to Watch the Rome Masters Live in the USA?
Tennis fans who are looking to watch the Italian Open 2020 in the USA can do so by subscribing with Tennis TV. The WTA draw of the tournament will also be streamed live with WTATV.com. Both these subscriptions come at a monthly cost which can be checked on the respective websites.
Rome Open Live on TV
The TV guide for the tournament will be updated a few days before the tournament begins. This is a list of TV channels that had broadcast the Italian Open last season in different countries. This list is an indicative list for the 2020 edition of the tournament and is subject to change.
|Japan||Gaora Sports Channel|
|Malaysia||Measat (Astro Supersport)|
|Sri Lanka||MSM (Sony)|
|Taiwan||Sino Catch (Sportcast)|
|Canada||Tennis Canada/Rogers Sportsnet|
|South America||ESPN International|
|United States||Tennis Channel|
|United States||ESPN (Indian Wells, Miami, Nitto ATP Finals)|
|United States||ESPN (Canada, Cincinnati)|
|Belgium||Telenet (Play Sports)|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||United Media (IKO Sportklub)|
|Croatia||United Media (IKO Sportklub)|
|Czech Republic||Tolano (Digi Sport)|
|Denmark||Modern Times Group (TV3)|
|Greece||Hellenic (OTE TV)|
|Hungary||RCS & RDS (Digisport)|
|Italy, San Marino & Vatican City||Sky Italia|
|Montenegro||United Media (IKO Sportklub)|
|North Macedonia||United Media (IKO Sportklub)|
|Norway||Modern Times Group (Viaplay)|
|Romania||RCS & RDS (Digisport)|
|Serbia||United Media (IKO Sportklub)|
|Slovakia||Tolano (Digi Sport)|
|Slovenia||United Media (IKO Sportklub)|
|Sweden||Modern Times Group (Viaplay)|
|Turkey||Saran (agent to many channels)|
|United Kingdom & ROI||Amazon Prime Video|
What Happened at the 2019 Rome Open?
Rafael Nadal will enter the Italian Open this year as the defending champion in the men’s section of the draw while Karolina Pliskova was the women’s champion last year. Here’s more on how they went on to win the title and how the other players performed in the competition.
Defending champion Nadal managed to win the title yet again as he stormed past Novak Djokovic in the final. While Djokovic did manage to take a set off Nadal, he never managed to fully recover from the first set bagelling in that final and fell to a three-set defeat.
The top seeded Djokovic had earlier needed three sets in his semis against Diego Schwartzman as well, after having edged out Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the quarters. Nadal, on the other hand, wasted no time getting into the finals, with just 13 games dropped till before the semi-finals. When he won the first set in the final, 6-0, the writing seemed to be on the wall before the Serb raised his game and Nadal dropped his first set of the competition.
Kei Nishikori, Fernando Verdasco and Roger Federer were the other quarterfinalists in the tournament with the Swiss maestro withdrawing from his match against Tsitsipas due to injury.
Two-time defending champion Elina Svitolina was shocked in the second round by Victoria Azarenka, while Pliskova won the tournament beating Britain’s Johanna Konta in the final. Pliskova clinched the title 6-3, 6-4 having beaten Maria Sakkari in straight sets in the semifinal as well.
Pliskova had earlier gone past Ajla Tomljanovic in the second round, beat rising star Sofia Kenin in the third and then edged out Azarenka in her quarterfinal. Konta defeated Marketa Vondousova in the quarterfinal before sending out sixth seeded Kiki Bertens in the semis. Naomi Osaka withdrew from her quarterfinal against Bertens, while Maria Sakkari overcame Kristina Mladenovic in the battle of the qualifiers to enter the last-four.
Previous Rome Open & Rome Masters Champions
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
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