Del Potro, Dimitrov Square Off Monday In Rome
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Del Potro v Dimitrov | Berdych v Zverev | Goffin v Bellucci | Pouille v Querrey
One year ago in Rome, Lucas Pouille became just the second lucky loser to reach an ATP Masters 1000 semi-final since the series started in 1990. Pouille returns to the Internazionali BNL d’Italia on Monday as the No. 11 seed after reaching a career-high No. 13 in the Emirates ATP Rankings on May 8. The Budapest champion Pouille meets Acapulco champion Sam Querrey.
Pouille is one of nine men in first-round action on Monday who have reached the quarter-finals or semi-finals in Rome, including all six Center Court players. No. 12 seed Tomas Berdych, a 2013 semi-finalist, meets 2009 quarter-finalist Mischa Zverev. If he beats Zverev, Berdych will tie his coach Goran Ivanisevic with 599 victories. Only 24 players have earned 600 or more victories.
Also on Center Court, No. 10 seed and 2014 semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov meets 2009 quarter-finalist Juan Martin del Potro. Returning to Rome for the first time since 2013, del Potro is playing just his second match on clay and 12th match overall of 2017 after encountering difficult draws during the hard-court season. All four of his losses this year have come to Top 6 opponents.