The Madrid Open is a joint men's and women's professional tennis tournament that takes place in Madrid every year in the month of May. This tournament is classified as an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour and a Premier Mandatory event on the Women's Tennis Association tour.
It is also popularly known as the Madrid Masters or Masters de Madrid or Mutua (Madrileña) Madrid Open in Spanish which is because of its sponsors Mutua Madrileña.
Earlier, this tournament was used to be played at the Madrid Arena from 2002 to 2008 as back then it was a tournament of hard courts. After that, it was no more a hard courts tournament and was started being played at clay courts since 2009 and are still played on such a court only. Currently, the venue of Madrid Open is the Caja Magica.
A total amount of €6,408,230 has been announced that will be distributed among different athletes of various categories according to their finishing position at the end of the tournament in the ATP World Tour event. While for WTA Tour, an amount of US$5,439,350 has been announced to distributed to the players.
In 2018, German player Alexander Zverev defeated Dominic Thiem from Austria by a score of 6-4, 6-4 in the finals to grab the title in the singles while the pair of Nikola Mektic (Croatia) and Alexander Peya (Austria) defeated the American pair of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan by 5-3, Retirement to clinch the title in the doubles category.
Petra Kvitová of Czech Republic successfully managed to defeat Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands to by 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-3 in the singles category to take the trophy home. On the other hand, it was the Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina who defeated Timea Babos (Hungary) and Kristina Mladenovic (France) in the doubles category.
Players to Look for
Some of the top notch tennis players will be participating in this tournament and these will be the main players who are expected to grab all the eyeballs during the tournament. Some of them are Novak Djokovic (Serbia), Rafael Nadal (Spain), Alexander Zverev (Germany), Roger Federer (Switzerland), Dominic Thiem (Austria), Kei Nishikori (Japan) and Kevin Anderson (South Africa).