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Italian Open 2021 schedule – Order of Play Sunday 16th May

We've rounded up the full Italian Open 2021 schedule and Order of Play for Sunday 16th May.

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Published: Sunday, 16th May 2021 at 11:38 am

It's the last day of the Italian Open 2021, which means it's time for the best of the best to take to the clay courts of Rome for those highly-anticipated finals.


Novak Djokovic and Raphael Nadal go head-to-head for the first time since Nadal's French Open win last year, marking their 57th match together.

Will Djokovic manage to close the small gap between the rivals' number of grand slam title wins with an Italian Open victory? We'll have to tune in this afternoon to find out.

Ninth seed Karolina Pliskova will be taking on Iga Swiatek in the Women's Final this morning after the teenager's whirlwind of a year – defeating Sofia Kenin to win the French Open and being seeded 15th at the Australian Open. brings you the full Italian Open 2021 schedule and Order of Play for today.

Italian Open 2021 schedule – Sunday 16th May

Main show courts and selected matches. All UK time.

Center Court

Starting from 1pm
[9] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) v [15] Iga Swiatek (POL)

Starting from 4pm
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP)

Grand Stand Arena

From 11am
[4] Shuko Aoyama/Ena Shibahara (JPN) v [ALT] Sharon Fichman (CAN)/Giuliana Olmos (MEX)
[5] Joe Salisbury (GBR)/Rajeev Ram (USA) v [2] Nikola Mektić/Mate Pavić (HRV)

Not before 5.30pm
[4] Shuko Aoyama/Ena Shibahara (JPN) or [ALT] Sharon Fichman (CAN)/Giuliana Olmos (MEX) v Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)/Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)


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