Friday brought quarterfinal action to the combined Rome event. These five photos help set the scene.
1. Johanna Konta connects on a forehand as her shadow stretches over Court Centrale.
2. Beads of sweat drip from Rafael Nadal's face during his clash with Fernando Verdasco.
3. Argentina's Diego Schwartzman slides his way to a first Masters 1000 semifinal.
4. V is for victory formation: Maria Sakkari celebrates after outlasting Kristina Mladenovic.
5. When you've got those 1 a.m. munchies like... Novak Djokovic roars back to save two match points against Juan Martin del Potro.