Bhullar, who carded solid 68-69 on the first two days, has looked much better this week and will be hoping for a strong finish.
Paire said he twice tested positive while in Hamburg but then had a negative test. Paire said he was not sure if he would play at the French Open, which begins on Sunday
World number two Halep, 28, was competing in her third Rome WTA final, having finished runner-up in 2017 and 2018 on the clay at the Foro Italico.
Exactly two weeks after he was defaulted from the US Open, and a day after he was warned by the chair umpire for breaking his racket, Djokovic received an obscenity warning midway through a win over Casper Ruud.
Italian Open 2020: Rafael Nadal crashes out after defeat to Diego Schwartzman; Novak Djokovic battles through to semi-finals
Eight-seeded Schwartzman meted out a punishing 6-2, 7-5 loss in Nadal's final warm-up before his bid for a 13th French Open, and record-equalling 20th Grand Slam in just over a week.
Italian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic loses his cool again weeks after US Open default; Simona Halep in semis
When Djokovic was broken at love to even the second set at 3-3, he slammed his racket to the red clay in anger. With the frame broken and the strings all mangled, Djokovic received a warning from the chair umpire.
Italian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal enter quarter-final; Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova also through to last eight
Nadal proved too strong for 25th-ranked Lajovic, who had valiantly but vainly launched a fightback after trailing 4-0 in the second set to the Spaniard.
Italian Open 2020: French star Gael Monfils subjected to barrage of online racist abuse after second-round exit
Often Monfils, 35, responds to frequent abuse directed at him and his family with emojis of black hands.
Italian Open 2020: Simona Halep extends winning streak to 11 matches; Novak Djokovic beats Filip Krajinovic
Halep, who is actually on an 11-0 run overall stretching back to February, recovered an early break in the opening set and then overpowered her 29th-ranked opponent the rest of the way.
The Italian Open 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.
Italian Open 2020: Nadal makes winning return after over six-month layoff; Azarenka beats Venus in first round
Defending champion Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic made winning returns at the Italian Open on Wednesday with the top two men's seeds easing into the third round of the clay-court tournament in Rome.
Italian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic eases past Italian Salvatore Caruso in straight sets to reach third round
Djokovic will next play either fellow Serb Filip Krajinovic or Italian qualifier Marco Cecchinato for a place in the quarter-finals.
Italian Open 2020: Fuming Paire shows little effort in opening-round loss; Nishikori earns first win for year
Kei Nishikori — who is returning from right elbow surgery and missed the US Open after testing positive for COVID-19 — won for the first time in more than a year, beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 7-6 (3).
“I’m working mentally and emotionally as hard as I am working physically," Djokovic said on Monday at the Italian Open. "I’m trying to be the best version of myself on the court and off the court."
Italian Open 2020: Injured Serena Williams withdraws; US Open finalists Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev also pull out
Four-time champion Serena Williams withdrew from the upcoming Italian Open citing the Achilles issue that bothered her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the US Open semi-final
Because of concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nadal preferred not to travel to New York for the ongoing US Open. He last played in February, when he won a tournament in Acapulco.
ATP makes changes to COVID-19-affected schedule, remains hopeful of fans attending season-ending Finals
The season-ending ATP Finals in London are still slated for 15-22 November, without spectators, but the men's tennis body “remains hopeful” that will change and some fans will be allowed to attend.
Italian Open could be expanded to 96 players as tennis officials face race against time to rewrite schedule
The ATP Tour approached Rome organizers with an expansion proposal and offered to cover the extra prize money that would be required, Italian Tennis Federation president Angelo Binaghi said Wednesday.
French Open 2019: Roger Federer says winning title might not be 'in his racquet' on return to Roland Garros after four years
Federer will make his Roland Garros return on Sunday with a first-round tie against unheralded Italian Lorenzo Sonego
French Open 2019: Nick Kyrgios pulled out of Roland Garros days after expressing dislike for tournament
Organisers confirmed Nick Kyrgios' withdrawal from the second Grand Slam tournament of the season and he will be replaced by a lucky loser from qualifying.