Tennis in Italy - Statistics & Facts

In October 2019, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) published a global report on tennis. According to the study, presenting data from 195 nations and analyzing figures from 2017, there were 87 million tennis players worldwide. Italian tennis players accounted for roughly 2.3 percent of all players globally. Moreover, Italy ranked third in terms of the share of professional ranked tennis players, also recording the second highest share of tennis coaches in the world.

The number of athletes playing tennis in Italy increased from 2008 to 2018. So did the federation revenues, which were estimated to reach 61.6 million euros in 2019. As calculated by the FIT, most revenues were generated by international events. In this sense, the Internazionali BNL d’Italia tennis tournament surely played an essential role.

This competition, organized by the FIT and held annually in Rome, is the most important Italian tennis tournament, being part of the ATP World Tour Masters 100 (male tournament) and the WTA Premier 5 (female tournament). In 2019, ticket sales revenue for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia amounted to over 13 million euros and roughly 223 thousand people attended the event. The 2020 edition of the tournament, originally scheduled for May 4 to 17, has been postponed due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

According to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), Matteo Berrettini was theItalian male tennis player scoring the highest number of ATP points as of March 2020. He ranked eighth in the ATP world ranking as of the survey period. Looking at the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking, Camila Giorgi was the Italian female tennis player registering the highest WTA score. She ranked 89th in the world ranking as of April 2020.

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