Andy Murray will miss the French Open as he focuses on being ready for playing on grass at Queen's Club and Wimbledon.
Iga Swiatek fended off Coco Gauff in the first career meeting between the teenage WTA stars, earning a place in the Rome final.
Novak Djokovic fought off a tenacious Italian opponent and the partisan Rome crowd to reach the Internazionali d'Italia men's final.
Having sat a set and a break down heading into the resumption, Novak Djokovic demonstrated all his fighting qualities to recover in Rome.
Former French Open winner Ash Barty was a set up against Coco Gauff but retired injured from their Internazionali d'Italia quarter-final.
Roger Federer has mixed feelings about the Olympic Games happening in Tokyo this year, while Japan remains deeply affected by the pandemic.
Reigning Internazionali BNL d'Italia champion Novak Djokovic has work to do when his quarter-final with Stefanos Tsitsipas resumes.
The 2018 French Open champion Simona Halep is facing a battle to be fit for the upcoming grand slam at Roland Garros.
The majority of the big names advanced in Rome on Thursday, but Rafael Nadal almost suffered another clay-court defeat.
Ash Barty and Coco Gauff will face off for the first time in the quarter-finals in Rome, while Iga Swiatek is also into the last eight.