Novak Djokovic and Diego Schwartzman square off for the 2020 Rome Masters title on Monday.
Expert tips, predictions, daily best bets and live stream information for ATP Rome tennis as the Internazionali BNL d’Italia gets underway on Monday September 14 and runs through to Monday September 21, where the champion will be crowned.
Read on below as we provide daily best bets for ATP Rome over the next week, along with our predictions and tips for the outright winner.
ATP Rome: Best Bet Monday September 21
Novak Djokovic vs Diego Schwartzman: Under 20.5 Games @ $1.80
We were agonisingly close with our Under 20.5 Games bet getting up in the semi-finals, but Djokovic suffered a slow start before steadying to beat Ruud 7-5 6-3. Nevertheless, we’re confident the World No. 1 can put together a more complete performance and take out a fatigued Schwartzman with minimal fuss in the final.
Schwartzman has experienced a whirlwind last couple of days, earning his first win over Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals before edging out Denis Shapovalov in a deciding set tiebreak to advance into this first Masters 1000 final.
With no rest day and some very late finishes, Schwartzman will have to rely on his adrenaline in order to make this one competitive and hang with the best defensive player on the planet.
We’d all like a close final, but Djokovic should be able to wrap this up in straightforward fashion, given the circumstances.
ATP Rome Multibet Tips: Semi-Finals
We’ve combined our favourite bets from the semi-finals to create a two-leg multi that pays $179 from a $20 investment.
ATP Rome Final Live Stream: How to watch & bet on Djokovic vs Schwartzman live online
Online bookmaker bet365 gives all eligible customers the chance to watch and bet on every single match at the 2020 Rome Masters, including the final as Novak Djokovic and Diego Schwartzman battle it out for the title.
All you need is a funded account with bet365 or to have placed an online bet within the last 24 hours of the match, although you must note that geo-restrictions may apply in some areas.
Read on below for information on how to watch and bet on the Rome Masters live on bet365.
ATP Rome Tennis: How to live stream with bet365
- Visit the bet365 website
- Sign into your account or register for a new one
- Select live streaming on the right-hand menu
- Choose the Rome Masters match you want to stream
- Enjoy ATP Rome live streams and in-play betting
Under Australian law, we are required to inform you that Live Streaming on bet365 is exempt from Parts 3 and 4 of the Broadcasting Services (Online Content Service Provider Rules) 2018.
ATP Rome Seeds
1. ?? Novak Djokovic
2. ?? Rafael Nadal
3. ?? Stefanos Tsitsipas
4. ?? Matteo Berrettini
5. ?? Gael Monfils
6. ?? David Goffin
7. ?? Fabio Fognini
8. ?? Diego Schwartzman
9. ?? Andrey Rublev
10. ?? Stan Wawrinka
11. ?? Karen Khachanov
12. ?? Denis Shapovalov
13. ?? Milos Raonic
14. ?? Cristian Garin
15. ?? Grigor Dimitrov
16. ?? Felix Auger-Aliassime
ATP Rome Tournament Information
Name: Internazionali BNL D’Italia/Rome Masters
Location: Rome, Italy
Venue: Foro Italico
Category: ATP Masters 1000 Series
Surface: Outdoor clay courts
Draw size: 56 singles/24 doubles
Most titles: Rafael Nadal (9 titles)
Reigning champion Rafael Nadal
ATP Rome Tips: Outright Winner Predictions
You might be reading many headlines at the moment that are declaring a new era of men’s tennis after Dominic Thiem claimed his first Grand Slam title at the US Open, becoming the first new Grand Slam champion since 2014.
However, if anyone other than Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal win the 2020 Rome Masters this week, I’ll be extremely surprised.
Nadal, the undisputed King of Clay, has won the Internazionali BNL d’Italia a record nine times, while Djokovic has captured the silverware on four separate occasions. The only two men to have won the Rome title since 2004 not named Nadal or Djokovic – Andy Murray and Alexander Zverev in 2016-17 – are not playing in this tournament.
Competing in his first tournament in six months after opting to skip the US Open in order to prepare for the rescheduled clay swing, Nadal is fantastic odds at $2.10 with bet365 to win a 10th Rome Masters crown.
Nadal should be fresh as a daisy and determined to hit the ground running as he eyes more success at Roland Garros over the course of the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, Djokovic will be playing for the first time since his infamous US Open default, which cost him the chance to come within one major of Nadal.
Only time will tell how Djokovic responds to his controversial default, but the Serbian wasn’t anywhere near his best in the New York bubble and it certainly won’t get any easier on clay against his biggest rival.
With all the shenanigans surrounding a separate and independent players union also surrounding Djokovic, the World No. 1 doesn’t appear to be in a settled mindset right now.
As for the rest of the field, the usual suspects will be out to challenge the established order: Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev will lead the charge, home favourites Matteo Berrettini and Fabio Fognini will be eager to impress, while the likes of Stan Wawrinka and Gael Monfils will also play their first tour-level event since the restart.
Chile’s Cristian Garin is an excellent clay-courter and one to watch, while Denis Shapovalov also brings good form to this event after reaching his first major quarter-final at the US Open.
But at the end of the day, it will take a seismic performance to take down either Djokovic or Nadal before the final, and it’s unlikely that will happen.
I’m happy to back Nadal home at $2.10.