Number one ranked tennis star Novak Djokovic was actually put to the test on Thursday at the 2015 Rome Masters Open by Brazilian qualifier Thomaz Bellucci. The three-time champion had to battle from a one set deficit to beat Bellucci 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 taking him on to the quarter-finals
Japan's rising tennis star Kei Nishikori knocked out one Serbian to take on an even more powerful one in the 2015 Rome Masters Open quarter-finals. Fifth seed Nishikori made short work of Viktor Troicki in two sets 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday making it look rather easy.
Roger Federer is moving much further along in the 2015 Rome Masters Open than he did in the Madrid Open, and it looks like he may be on a course to hit the courts with Rafael Nadal if he beats Tomas Berdych
Tomas Berdych defeated Fabio Fognini to move into the quarter-finals of the 2015 Rome Masters Open and now will face the Swiss maestro Roger Federer. Berdych worked hard for his win and the match took two and a half hours resulting in his victory 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(2).
Stan Wawrinka knocked out Dominic Thiem from the 2015 Rome Masters Open quarter-finals rather quickly 7-6(3), 6-4 on Thursday, and now he gets to go up against Rafael Nadal who he's lost eleven matches to.
The Super Four have now been cut down to the Super Three as Andy Murray has had to withdraw from the 2015 Rome Masters Open due to exhaustion. That's not surprising as he's been going on fumes for some time now, but that leaves Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal to duke it out.
Fabio Fognini scored his 200th career win with a 7-6(9), 4-6, 6-0 victory over tenth seed Grigor Dimitrov at the 2015 Rome Masters Open on Wednesday. This was a highly anticipated rematch between the two players which lasted quite a while and put on a great show.
Roger Federer made sure not to repeat himself from the 2015 Madrid Open by defeating Pablo Cuevas in two sets in less than ninety minutes 7-6, 6-4. The Swiss maestro moves into the third round of the 2015 Rome Masters Open to face South African player Kevin Anderson.
Rafael Nadal was very candid with the media Tuesday about his slide out of the top 5 tennis rankings, and rather than let that eat away at him, he just went back out on the clay and took out Marsel Ilhan in just a little over an hour in two sets 6-2, 6-0 at the 2015 Rome Open Masters.