Novak Djokovic faces Andy Murray in the Rome Masters opener.

Novak Djokovic faces Andy Murray in the Rome Masters opener.

After winning the Challenger event in Aix-en-Provence, Andy Murray will play Fabio Fognini in his first match at the Rome Masters. This will be a tough match.

Murray is in good shape after beating Tommy Paul in the final of the Challenger. He won the match in three sets.

Novak Djokovic is the top seed in Rome. He will start his tournament against either Luca van Assche or Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the second round.

After the Rome event, Carlos Alcaraz is likely to replace Djokovic as the world's best player.

The next French Open will have Carlos Alcaraz as the top seed, which hurts Djokovic's chances of winning his third Roland Garros title.

Murray knows it will be hard to get to the later rounds of the Rome Masters, but his recent win at the Aix-en-Provence Challenger gives him hope.

Murray's win at the Challenger event is his first since 2019 and his first on clay since 2015.

Murray said he was relieved after a hard time and said that the last year and a half had been a fight for his game.

There are a lot of top players at the Rome Masters, which makes it a very tough event.

Murray will have to do his best if he wants to move on in the event and keep his good streak going.

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