Iga Swiatek and Novak Djokovic - Roland Garros 2022

Italian Open 2023: When is it, who is competing and what is the prize money?

The second Grand Slam of the year is drawing ever closer, and the Italian Open 2023 signposts the last Masters/WTA 1000 event before the tours head to Paris for Roland Garros.

Join Tennishead as we tell you everything you need to know ahead of the iconic tournament.

When is the Italian Open 2023?

Like we saw in Madrid, the Italian Open will become a 12-day event for the first time this year with the WTA main draw beginning on the Tuesday 9th May, before the tournament comes to a conclusion with the men’s singles final on Sunday 21st May.

The day sessions begin 11am local time (10am BST), with the evening sessions commencing from 7pm local time (6pm BST).

Players competing at the Italian Open 2023

Defending champion Novak Djokovic headlines the men’s field, however it is unclear what sort of condition the Serb will be in after he decided to withdraw from the Madrid Open with an elbow injury that he had surgery on back in 2018.

Rafael Nadal remains in the entry list for the event that he has won on 10 occasions, more than anyone else, however the Spaniard has not competed since January when he picked up a psoas injury that he has since been trying to recover from.

However, his coach Carlos Moya has recently stated that the ‘goal’ for Nadal is to return in Rome.

The wildcards have been handed to all Italians with Fabio Fognini, Matteo Arnaldi, Francesco Passaro, Giulio Zeppieri and Luca Nardi all looking to make a splash at their home event.

Here are the ATP seeds for the Italian Open 2023:

Seed Name Current Ranking Entry Ranking
1 Novak Djokovic 1 1
2 Carlos Alcaraz 2 2
3 Daniil Medvedev 3 5
4 Casper Ruud 4 4
5 Stefanos Tsitsipas 5 3
6 Andrey Rublev 6 6
7 Holger Rune 7 9
8 Jannik Sinner 8 8
9 Felix Auger-Aliassime 9 7
10 Taylor Fritz 10 10
11 Frances Tiafoe 11 11
12 Karen Khachanov 12 12
13 Cameron Norrie 13 14
14 Rafael Nadal 14 15
15 Hubert Hurkacz 15 13
16 Alexander Zverev 16 16
17 Tommy Paul 17 18
18 Lorenzo Musetti 18 21
19 Alex de Minaur 19 19
20 Borna Coric 20 20
21 Pablo Carreno Busta 22 17
22 Daniel Evans 24 28
23 Roberto Bautista Agut 25 29
24 Denis Shapovalov 27 30
25 Sebastian Korda 28 26
26 Botic van de Zandschulp 29 31
27 Francisco Cerundolo 30 33
28 Sebastian Baez 31 32
29 Grigor Dimitrov 32 25
30 Miomir Kecmanovic 33 34
31 Yoshihito Nishioka 34 36
32 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 35 24


Like with the men’s field, the No.1 and defending champion Iga Swiatek headlines as she looks for success in the Italian capital for a third consecutive year.

The main draw also sees the return of former champions including Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina.

Wildcards have been awarded to all Italians in the women’s draw also with Sara Errani, Lucia Bronzetti, Lucrezia Stefanini, Nuria Brancaccio, Camilla Rosatello, Matilde Paoletti, Diletta Cherubini and Lisa Pigato all taking to dirt in Rome.

Here is the entry list for the WTA main draw at the Italian Open 2023:


WTA Italian Open entry list

*Emma Raducanu withdrew from the tournament after revealing that she would need surgery on both wrists and her ankle.

Last year’s winners of the Italian Open 2023

Unlike in Madrid there were some familiar faces victorious at the Italian Open last year, with Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek lifting the singles trophies in Rome.

Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-0 7-6(5), in the final to win his sixth crown in Rome after losing the final in the previous year to Rafael Nadal.

Swiatek defended her title in the Italian capital, when she beat Ons Jabeur in the final before going onto win her second Roland Garros title a few weeks later.

Here is the full list of Italian Open champion’s from 2022:

  • Men’s singles – Novak Djokovic 
  • Women’s singles – Iga Swiatek
  • Men’s doubles – Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic
  • Women’s doubles – Veronika Kudermetova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 

Where is the Italian Open held?

The Italian Open is held in one of the country’s biggest sports complexes, the Foro Italico, headlined by the Campo Centrale.

The venue that sits in the heart of Rome opened in 2010, with the Campo Centrale holding up to 10,584 spectators for 12 phenomenal days of tennis.

Where to watch the Italian Open 2023?

The Italian Open is exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the United Kingdom.

How many ranking points are on offer at the Italian Open 2023?

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 96 Q Q2 Q1
Men’s singles 1000 600 360 180 90 45 25 10 16 8 0
Men’s doubles 0
Women’s singles 650 390 215 120 65 35 10 30 20 2
Women’s doubles 10

What is the prize money for the Italian Open 2023?

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 96 Q2 Q1
Men’s singles €1,105,265 €580,000 €308,790 €161,525 €84,900 €48,835 €27,045 €16,340 €8,265 €4,510
Women’s singles €521,754 €272,200 €143,490 €73,930 €39,130 €22,700 €12,652 €7,828 €5,982 €3,110
Men’s doubles* €382,420 €202,850 €108,190 €54,840 €29,300 €15,780
Women’s doubles N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A  N/A

*Per team

Can I purchase tickets for the Italian Open 2023?

Buy tickets for the Italian Open via the tournament website.

How can I follow the Italian Open 2023?

Keep up to date with the Italian Open on the official tournament website and the official tournament Twitter.

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.