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ATP Picks: Rome

By Thetennistipster @Tennis_Tipster

Internazionali BNL d'ItaliaAfter the debacle of Madrid, it’s back to the familiar red dirt of Rome, which boasts the Big 4  again.

The rankings finally are interesting again with Roger up to #2 with Rafa looking to hit back. In fact, Roger is the only one not with much to prove this tournament unusually.

Let’s break it down:

ATP Level: 1000

Red Clay

Defending Champion: Novak Djokovic – Looking to rebound from Madrid exit to Tipsarevic

Juan Del Potro – The big man lost his footing too much in Madrid but could bounce back

On the Slide : Juan Carlos Ferrero – Won Rome in 2001 and hopefully those memories will re-awaken the dirt devil

On Fire:
Roger Federer - May not find the same advantages on the slower Rome clay this time

My pick: Rafael Nadal – Rome is back in his wheelhouse and the lost ranking position will have him fired up

Did You Know? The only players to have won Rome 3 times or more are Rafael Nadal (5) and Thomas Muster (3)

Watch: Rome Uncovered

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