Preview & Schedule: Zverev, Cilic, Wawrinka In Action Tuesday
2017 champion and fourth seed Alexander Zverev opens his campaign to reclaim the Internazionali BNL d'Italia on Tuesday against Italian Matteo Berrettini. Stan Wawrinka, runner-up in 2008, is also in action on Day 3 against David Goffin, while ninth seed Marin Cilic meets Italian wild card Andrea Basso and twelfth seed Daniil Medvedev takes on Nick Kyrgios.
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Zverev and Berrettini also faced off in the Round of 32 last year in Rome, a match the German won in straight sets. Berrettini has since won two clay-court titles, most recently in April at the Hungarian Open in Budapest. Zverev has struggled for form and posted a 6-7 record since reaching the final in Acapulco (l. Kyrgios), but the German rebounded last week with a quarter-final showing at the Mutua Madrid Open.
Wawrinka leads his FedEx ATP Head2Head with Goffin 3-1, but they haven't played in three years and never faced each other on clay. The 34-year-old Swiss star defeated Kei Nishikori en route to a quarter-final finish last week in Madrid. Goffin has had an up-and-down season and arrives with a 9-11 record in 2019, but the Belgian recorded semi-final showings this year in Marseille and Estoril.
Cilic reached his first quarter-final of the season in Madrid, but had to withdraw before his match against Novak Djokovic due to food poisoning. The Croatian will be a heavy on-paper favourite against Basso. The 25-year-old, currently ranked No. 416 in the ATP Rankings, is competing in his first ATP Tour main draw.
Medvedev's outstandingly consistent season has included several milestone moments on clay. He defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic en route to his first ATP Masters 1000 semi-final at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters and finished runner-up in Barcelona (l. to Thiem). The Russian also reached the final in Brisbane (l. to Nishikori) and clinched the title in Sofia (d. Fucsovics). Kyrgios won his first ATP Tour title in 15 months this March in Acapulco (d. Zverev), but that is the Aussie's only trip to a quarter-final this season.
Second-round matches will also take place on Tuesday. Sixteenth-seeded Italian Marco Cecchinato squares off with German Philipp Kohlschreiber and thirteenth-seeded Croatian Borna Coric meets British qualifier Cameron Norrie.
ORDER OF PLAY - TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019
CENTRALE start 11:00 am
ATP -  Daniil Medvedev (RUS) vs Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
ATP -  Alexander Zverev (GER) vs [WC] Matteo Berrettini (ITA)
Not Before 7:30 pm
Not Before 9:00 pm
ATP - Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs  Marco Cecchinato (ITA)
GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
ATP - David Goffin (BEL) vs Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
ATP -  Marin Cilic (CRO) vs [WC] Andrea Basso (ITA)
2 WTA matches
ATP - After Suitable Rest - Matteo Berrettini (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs Kyle Edmund (GBR) / Neal Skupski (GBR)
Not Before 12:00 noon
ATP - Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Jeremy Chardy (FRA) - TBF 16 64 00
ATP - Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)
ATP -  Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) vs Laslo Djere (SRB)
Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP -  Borna Coric (CRO) vs [Q] Cameron Norrie (GBR)
COURT 1 start 11:00 am
ATP - Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs  Karen Khachanov (RUS)
ATP - Pablo Cuevas (URU) / Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs Karen Khachanov (RUS) / Marc Lopez (ESP)
ATP - Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) / Horia Tecau (ROU) vs  Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
COURT 2 start 11:00 am
ATP - [Q] Taylor Fritz (USA) vs Guido Pella (ARG)
ATP - Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs [Q] Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)
ATP - Guido Pella (ARG) / Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs Rajeev Ram (USA) / Joe Salisbury (GBR)
COURT 3 start 11:00 am
ATP - Radu Albot (MDA) vs [Q] Benoit Paire (FRA)
Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP - Frances Tiafoe (USA) vs Joao Sousa (POR)
ATP - [WC] Filippo Baldi (ITA) / Andrea Pellegrino (ITA) vs Jurgen Melzer (AUT) / Dominic Thiem (AUT)
ATP - Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) / Horacio Zeballos (ARG) vs Jeremy Chardy (FRA) / David Goffin (BEL)
COURT 4 start 11:00 am
2 WTA matches
ATP - Wesley Koolhof (NED) / Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) vs Denis Shapovalov (CAN) / Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
2 WTA matches