The ATP Internazionali BNL D'Italia 2012 will feature an elite field as the world's top players compete on the clay court and prep themselves for the upcoming French Open.
This tournament is one of just three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events that is played on clay.
There is also Roger Federer, who won last week's clay-court tournament, the Madrid Open. This will be Federer's 12th appearance at the event, and he has yet to win the top spot.
With the Madrid Open switching the blue clay, which by many accounts was far more slippy than the traditional red clay, this stop is an even more important French Open tuneup.
All of this sets up for what should be a wonderfully competitive and exciting tournament.
Action begins on Wednesday, May 16th. Check below for all the schedule information you'll need.
You can view the entire daily schedule on the official ATP website.
The Tennis Channel will be carrying the action for this event. Here are the scheduled dates for coverage—all times ET.
Wednesday, May 16
Second-round coverage at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 17
Last-16 coverage at 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Friday, May 18
Men's' Quarterfinal 1 at 6 a.m.
Men's Quarterfinal 2 at 8 a.m.
Men's Quarterfinal 3 at 10 a.m.
Men's Quarterfinal 4 at 3:30 p.m.
Women's Quarterfinal 4 at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 19
Men's Semifinal 1 at 10 a.m.
Men's Semifinal 2 at 2 p.m.
Women's Semifinal 1 at 6 a.m.
Women's Semifinal 2 at 8 a.m.
Sunday, May 20
Men's Final at 10 a.m.
Women's Final at 7:30 a.m.
ESPN 3 is scheduled to stream live matches beginning on Wednesday, May 16th and concluding with the men's and women's finals on Sunday, May 20th.