2006 Italian Open (tennis)
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2006 Italian Open Tennis
2006 Italian Open
DateMay 8 - May 14 (men)
May 15 - May 22 (women)
Edition63rd
SurfaceClay / Outdoor
LocationRome, Italy
VenueForo Italico
Champions
Men's singles
Spain Rafael Nadal[1]
Women's singles
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Men's doubles
The Bahamas Mark Knowles / Canada Daniel Nestor
Women's doubles
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová / Japan Ai Sugiyama
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The 2006 Italian Open[2][3] (also known as 2006 Rome Masters[1][4][5] and the 2006 Internazionali d'Italia) was a tennis tournament played on clay courts. It was the 63rd edition of the Italian Open and was part of the ATP Masters Series of the 2006 ATP Tour and of the Tier I Series of the 2006 WTA Tour. It took place at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy from May 8 through May 22, 2006.

Review

The men's tournament was won by Rafael Nadal with a five-set victory against the Swiss top seed Roger Federer. The women's draw was won by Swiss player, Martina Hingis, who prevailed 6-2, 7-5, against Dinara Safina.

Daniela Hantuchová and Ai Sugiyama were victorious in the women's doubles, beating Francesca Schiavone and Kv?ta Peschke, while third seeds Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor beat sixth seeds Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram in the final of the men's doubles.

Finals

Men's singles

Spain Rafael Nadal defeated Switzerland Roger Federer 6-7(0-7), 7-6(7-5), 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(7-5)

Women's singles

Switzerland Martina Hingis defeated Russia Dinara Safina 6-2, 7-5

Men's doubles

The Bahamas Mark Knowles / Canada Daniel Nestor defeated Israel Jonathan Erlich / Israel Andy Ram 6-4, 5-7, [13-11]

Women's doubles

Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová / Japan Ai Sugiyama defeated Italy Francesca Schiavone and Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

References

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  1. ^ a b "Nadal equals Vilas record". Eurosport. 14 May 2006. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Revved-up Nadal blocks Federer's path to historic collection of titles". The Guardian. 25 May 2006. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Federer, Kostelic given top awards". CNN. 22 May 2006. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Agassi out of Rome Masters". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Agence France-Presse. 28 April 2006. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Inspired Nadal equals record run". BBC Sport. 14 May 2006. Retrieved 2018.

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