Tennis has made its first steps inside the Foro Italico with the pre-qualification tournament for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. From today -April 30th- and all the way to Thursday May 5th, a true appetizer is served to tennis fans, waiting for the tournament to start on Saturday May 7th.
The Internazionali BNL d’Italia have already kicked off: what can be defined as the most well-attended tournament in the world, as thousands of players of any level have already faced on earlier rounds, is now living its final stage. After two years of alt due to the global pandemic, FIT (Federazione Italiana Tennis) managed to organize the pre-qualifications of the Internazionali BNL’Italia, a series of tournaments played across the country for the past months and exclusively dedicated to players who could represent Italy on an international competition, as well as in posses of a FIT membership card valid for 2022. The participants for this year’s edition were 15.817 -551 more than in 2019-. To this number we should not forget the addition of the TPRA participants.
Starting from April 30th and all the way to Thursday May 5th, at the Foro Italico of Rome, 40 men and as many women will fight for main draw and qualifications wild cards. Among those players, 12 male and 8 female players have been selected by the Technical Committee of FIT.
Two doubles’ draws of 14 pairs each will award one main draw wild card to the male and female couples who’ll win the pre-qualies.
Access to the Foro Italico is available via ground tickets and can be bought on the ticketing website.
All matches are streamed on SuperTennix, the digital evolution of SuperTennis. It is a platform that FIT wanted to keep up with the times, reach a wider audience and increase the passion for tennis of its members, as they get a free subscription.
Non-FIT membership holders can also access SuperTennix by subscribing to one of the packages: 3,99€ per month or 34,99€ per year. Both offers come with a 14-day free trial.
Check today’s Order of Play here. (May 2nd)