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Rafael Nadal, Angelique Kerber and Stan Wawrinka will all get their quests for glory at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia underway on Wednesday.
No. 4 seed Nadal, who lifted the trophy at Madrid at the weekend, gets his title bid underway against compatriot Nicolas Almagro, while world No. 1 Kerber will face qualifier Anett Kontaveit and Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka takes on Benoit Paire.
Two of the in-form players of the moment, Dominic Thiem and Pablo Cuevas, meet each other for what will be the second time in under a week on Pietrangeli Court. The Uruguayan will be out for revenge after he was defeated by the No. 8 seed in straight sets in Madrid on Saturday.
Another pair who have shown good form on the clay so far this season are Simona Halep and Laura Siegemund. Both players have already lifted trophies on the surface this year and will meet each other in what promises to be a mouth-watering encounter in the first match on Pietrangeli Court.
Reigning Roland Garros champion Garbine Muguruza is looking for her first clay court win of the year when she meets qualifier Jelena Ostapenko in the second Centre Court night match while Juan Martin del Potro, who ousted No. 10 seed Grigor Dimitrov on Monday night, is back in action against Britain’s Kyle Edmund. The Argentinean takes on Edmund on Next Gen Arena before former Italian Open champion Venus Williams meets Lesia Tsurenko.
Milos Raonic, Dominika Cibulkova and Elina Svitolina will face Tommy Haas, Ekaterina Makarova and Alize Cornet respectively.