Roger Federer Doha 2021

Roger Federer to miss Italian Open, will focus instead on Madrid and Roland Garros

Roger Federer has decided to forgo the Masters 1000 event in Rome this year, instead concentrating his efforts on the Madrid Masters and French Open.

Roger Federer is not on the official entry list for this year’s Italian Open, which is to be held from 9-16 May. Federer remains on the entry list for the Madrid Masters held the week prior from 30th April to 9th May.

As such, the Swiss appears to be directing his efforts towards the event in Spain and next month’s delayed  French Open, now set to take place from 30th May to 13th June.

The entry list for Rome 2021 still features plenty of talent, including 5-time champion and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, as well as 9-time champion Rafael Nadal. Other competitors include 2017 champion and 2018 runner-up Alexander Zverev and 2020 finalist Diego Schwartzman.

Below is the direct entry list for the tournament:

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Daniil Medvedev
  3. Rafael Nadal
  4. Dominic Thiem
  5. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  6. Alexander Zverev
  7. Andrey Rublev
  8. Diego Schwartzman
  9. Matteo Berrettini
  10. Roberto Bautista Agut
  11. Pablo Carreno Busta
  12. Denis Shapovalov
  13. Gael Monfils
  14. David Goffin
  15. Hubert Hurkacz
  16. Grigor Dimitrov
  17. Fabio Fognini
  18. Milos Raonic
  19. Stan Wawrinka
  20. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  21. Jannik Sinner
  22. Karen Khachanov
  23. Cristian Garin
  24. Alex de Minaur
  25. Borna Coric
  26. Casper Ruud
  27. Lorenzo Sonego
  28. Aslan Karatsev
  29. Taylor Fritz
  30. Dusan Lajovic
  31. Ugo Humbert
  32. Daniel Evans
  33. Adrian Mannarino
  34. Benoit Paire
  35. Nikoloz Basilashvili
  36. Filip Krajinovic
  37. John Isner
  38. Kei Nishikori
  39. Marton Fucsovics
  40. Jan-Lennard Struff
  41. Alexander Bublik
  42. Marin Cilic
  43. John Millman
  44. Reilly Opelka (1st alternate, replacing Roger Federer)