Pliskova has never progressed past the semi finals in her four previous appearances in Rome.
Nadal's mission at the Italian Open from Monday is to try and rescue his form prior to the start of the French Open at Roland Garros.
All plain sailing in the men's draw with all the big guns going through, there were shocks in the women's draw as some big names exiting the tournament.
Ferrer calls time on a distinguished career that included 27 ATP titles and a highest ranking of No 3 in the world.
Federer confesses he had to control his emotions during afternoon match strategy sessions with his team.
Roger Federer is making his return to clay at the Madrid Open this week after three years' absence.
Osaka is looking forward to the Madrid open after spending a pain free week training at Rafael Nadal's academy.
Murray just does not see how Gimelstob can continue in a position of power after the verdict.
Roger Federer will play against Canadian starlet Denis Shapovalov in what will be a first meeting between the pair for a place in Sunday’s final.
The defeat capped a disappointing March on US hardcourts for Novak Djokovic, who was bundled out of the third round at Indian Wells.
The defeat follows the German's third-round exit at the Indian Wells Masters last week.
Tensions between Novak Djokovic. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal appeared on the rise after Djokovic rebuffed a request by Federer to meet in Indian Wells to diiscuss the future of ATP chairman Chris Kermode.
Bencic, a former world number seven whose ranking slumped as injuries stalled her career, showed no sign of a let-down after her fourth-round victory over world number one and defending champion Naomi Osaka.
Naomi Osaka said the first title defence of her career had brought different challenges, and thought she handled them well.
Roger Federer will face Britain's Kyle Edmund in the next round of the Indian Wells Masters.
Naomi Osaka was trying to defend a title for the first time in her career.
While Kermode had been successful in growing the game, the ATP Player Council had decided it was time for a change.
Evans staged a remarkable turnaround to set up a final against American Mackenzie McDonald or Radu Albot of Moldova.
Nishikori won his 11th match of the season as he controlled Fucsovics in their first career meeting.
Britain's Daily Telegraph said it had seen a strongly worded email sent out to players ranked between 50 and 100.
Djokovic has enjoyed a remarkable renaissance in the second half of the season after elbow surgery.
Zverev's second group victory earned him the runner-up spot behind world number one Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer were optimistic about the prospects of the ATP Cup.
The round-robin tournament for players aged under 21 years has a shorter format than other tournaments.