Crowded bleachers waiting for the great champions that are ready to challenge each other and become the Eighth King of Rome! We are talking about the Italian Open, the most important Italian men’s and women’s tournament.
Considered by many one of the biggest world events on red clay after the French Open, the so-called “Red Slam”. Each year at the beginning of May, Rome “becomes red”, like the colour of the ground of the tennis courts.
Exciting matches and evenings with music and not-to-be-missed entertainment. The Italian Opens are an appointment which all tennis lovers cannot miss!
And you? What about you? Are you an player or just a lover of the red clay and the magic that the great champions manage to accomplish during their matches?
Did you know that this tournament started in 1930 in Milan? Well, only in 1935 was it moved to the beautiful setting of the Foro Italico, designed by the architect Del Debbio. Among the Italian tennis players that have raised the trophy to the sky we remember Emanuele Sertorio (1933), Fausto Gardini, Beppe Merlo, Nicola Pietrangeli in the 50’s and Adriano Panatta in the 70’s. In women’s tennis, we have Lucia Valerio from Milan to thank for the first Italian win in 1931.
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