Up to 1,000 fans to be allowed in for Italian Open tennis

ROME --- Up to 1,000 spectators will be allowed in to watch the semifinals and finals of the Italian Open tennis tournament, the government said Friday. The tournament, which features nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic, has so far been played without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Starting with the semifinals and finals of the (Italian Open), up to 1,000 spectators can watch all sports competitions that are held outdoors and which scrupulously respect the rules in terms of social distancing, masks and reserved seating," Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said. "It's a first, but significant, step toward the return of normalcy in sports." ...Keep on reading: Up to 1,000 fans to be allowed in for Italian Open tennis

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