The curtain on the main draw matches of the Internazionli BNL d’Italia 2022 is about to be lifted. As per tradition, on the first Sunday of the event at 11am, the tournament will officially start.
This year, the honour is given to an ATP match that promises to be an exciting duel between Filip Krajinovic and Frances Tiafoe. The Maryland-born is coming from a positive start of the clay season with a final at Estoril that gave him a career best ranking at world number 25. Trailing 1-2 in the head to head, the American is not expecting an easy opener against a former top 30.
Italian fans will be expecting for the first times of two Wild Cards who earned their spot in the draw thanks to successful runs in the prequalifications: Francesco Passaro (21 years of age and ATP number 366) is facing Cristian Garin, while Matteo Arnaldi will be making his debut against grand slam champion Marin Cilic. A fabulous experience for both to learn and get inspired for the future on the tour.