According to this article, Rafa will be at the tournament site tomorrow, just not competing:
Three of the top four seeds will then get to play on the court as the day progresses, while defending champion Rafael Nadal will be part of the opening ceremony before getting an extra day off as he waits to get his campaign under way. The Spaniard is of course looking to win his fifth Rome title in six years, and follow up his win in Monte Carlo where he set an Open era record for six consecutive titles at the same tournament. The Majorcan clay-court maestro won both Monte Carlo and Rome in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009, and few would back against him repeating the feat this year after he thrashed the competition down in the principality two weeks ago, losing a mere 14 games throughout the entire tournament.
Some photos from the tournament site:
Photos by Costantini
Steve Tignor’s predictions for the tournament. Let’s just say, you’ll like them. *anti-jinxing measures*
And finally, be sure to keep an eye on this Twitpic feed – some wonderful photos in there.