Marat and Igor will face Lopez/Verdasco in the first round of doubles (repeat of Monte Carlo).
SUNDAY EXHIBITION IN HONOUR OF FEDERICO LUZZI
The Internazionale BNL d’Italia will get underway with an exhibition tournament to raise funds for “Fede Lux”, the charity which was set up to raise funds for leukaemia research in memory of Federico Luzzi, the Italian player who tragically died of the disease in October last year at the age of 28.
While the two finalists of the current Barcelona tournament will obviously be otherwise engaged on Sunday, all of the other 44 players taking part in the men’s Masters 1000 tournament were more than happy to make themselves available for the four one-set matches which will be held at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm on Sunday 26April on Centre and No1 Courts.
Centre Court (or Stadio Pietrangeli, to give it its Sunday name) will see Fognini – Lopez, Seppi – Djokovic, Bolelli – Murray and Starace - Federer all playing one-set exhibitions, while on No1 court, we’ll have Bracciali – Robredo, Volandri – Safin and Cipolla – Del Potro.