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  • Italian Girls' Rooftop Moment Nominated for Laureus Award

    The two young Italian girls who went viral for hitting across rooftops have been nominated for the Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year. The tennis moment is one of six contenders for the most inspiring in sport.

    Last April, 13-year-old Vittoria and 11-year-old Carola rallied on roofs in Finale Ligura, Italy during the peak of the COVID-19 lockdown. The clip enraptured audiences around the globe. 

    "During quarantine we decided to try to have a [rally] between a rooftop and another," Vittoria said. 

    "But we didn't think this video would go viral," added Carola. 

    In July, Roger Federer surprised the two friends by crashing one of their interviews. The trio played roof tennis, snapped a lot of selfies and enjoyed pasta for lunch.

    The Laureus Sporting Moment Award started in 2016 to honor the most inspirational and unique moment of the year. Past winners include the FC Barcelona Under 12 team (2017) for consoling their opponents after winning the World Challenge Cup, the Brazilian Chapecoense (2018) for returning to football after a plane crash, and Chinese double amputee Xia Boyu (2019) for reaching the summit of Mount Everest.

    Voting is open until May 6 when the winner will be revealed at the Laureus Awards Show (virtually) in Seville, Spain. 

    Four tennis players are up for Laureus awards this year, including Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Naomi Osaka and Iga Swiatek. 



  • Another Day, Another Comeback For Evans/Skupski

    Daniel Evans and Neal Skupski stayed on track to reach their second straight ATP Masters 1000 final on Friday at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

    The Brits, who reached the Miami Open presented by Itau final earlier this month, were two points from defeat at 5/5 in the second-set tie-break, but they kept their composure to complete a 1-6, 7-6(5), 10-4 victory against Raven Klaasen and Ben McLachlan.

    It is not the first time this week that Evans and Skupski have escaped danger. The pair has come through Match Tie-breaks in all three of their matches this week, saved three match points in their second-round win against Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek on Thursday.

    Evans and Skupski will meet top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah for a spot in the final. The Colombians closed Friday play with a 7-6(5), 7-5 win against Fabio Fognini and Diego Schwartzman on Court des Princes.

    Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic advanced to their seventh semi-final of the year with a 6-3, 6-1 win against Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut. Mektic and Pavic saved all four break points they faced against the 2016 champions to move two wins away from their fifth title of the season.

    The Croatian pair owns a 27-3 record in 2021, highlighted by its run to the Miami crown earlier this month. Mektic and Pavic will attempt to reach their sixth final of the year (4-1) when they face Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos in the semi-finals.

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    Granollers and Zeballos charged past Cristian Garin and Guido Pella 6-3, 6-1 to reach the final four in the Principality. The fourth seeds did not face break point en route to their 54-minute win, which has kept alive their bid for a third ATP Masters 1000 team title. Granollers and Zeballos won the 2019 National Bank Open Presented by Rogers and last year’s Internazionali BNL d'Italia.



  • Saturday Preview: Tsitsipas To Play Evans for Spot in Final

    A first-time Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters champion is guaranteed this weekend. After ousting Rafael Nadal, Andrey Rublev will take on unseeded Casper Ruud in the semi-finals on Saturday, following Daniel Evans versus Stefanos Tsitsipas.

    Rublev beat Nadal, an 11-time Monte-Carlo champion, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 for his first win over the Spaniard.

    He’ll have to recalibrate for his match with Ruud. The World No. 8 leads their ATP Head2Head Series 3-0, with their most recent meeting coming at the Australian Open this year when Ruud retired while down two sets to none.

    The 22-year-old Norwegian has enjoyed a stellar week with back-to-back three-set wins over Pablo Carreno Busta and Fabio Fognini. He has stayed level-headed through all of the ups and downs, and has capitalised on his chances by going for his shots on big points, particularly off his forehand side when he can step in and take charge. 

    Clay suits Ruud very well: All 10 of his Masters 1000 wins have come on clay as have 51 of his 72 tour-level wins (71 per cent).

    “It’s a tough match for both of them,” said Nadal. “Casper is a great player. Especially on this surface, he's one of the best players in the world. [It] will be a tough battle tomorrow."

    Both Rublev and Ruud are seeking their first Masters 1000 final appearance, with Rublev just reaching the semi-finals at the Miami Open presented by Itau and Ruud making a run to the Rome semi-finals last year.

    “I just have to prepare like it's the toughest challenge of my career so far,” Ruud said. “I’m sure it will be. But I've gained good confidence from this week. I've beaten good players the last matches. I have to try to find a way to believe that I can win.”

    Fourth seed Tsitsipas will face surprise semi-finalist Evans in the first singles clash on Court Rainier III. Tsitsipas has been in fine form all week long, and is the only semi-finalist who has yet to drop a set as he seeks his first Masters 1000 trophy. The Greek will take a 2-0 ATP Head2Head lead into his match against Evans, but his opponent will be far from the player Tsitsipas cruised past at Dubai and Hamburg last year. 

    The 30-year-old Brit has been the breakthrough story of the tournament in Monte-Carlo, where he began his campaign with a win over 2019 finalist Dusan Lajovic and scored his first Top 20 win of the year over newly minted Masters 1000 champion Hubert Hurkacz. It was already Evans’ best result of the season – but he wasn’t done yet. 

    The World No. 33 stunned the tennis world with an emphatic straight-sets win over World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the third round. He continued to confound his opponents with his variety and movement, qualities that 11th seed David Goffin highlighted after his own quarter-final defeat. Tsitsipas will be Evans' fifth former Masters 1000 finalist opponent in a row. 

    “He has a lot of talent. He's able to change tactics when he needs to. He's very smart, very precise,” Goffin said. “When he feels down, he moves forward, makes shorter rallies. He can feel when you need to make the opponent play or when you need to make the points shorter.”

    What makes the results even more outstanding is the fact that coming into the tournament, Evans owned only four main draw clay-court singles wins in his career. Clay is not the Brit’s favourite surface, but he’s been able to find his footing in Monte-Carlo.

    "It was only him who didn't believe he was able to play well on clay," Goffin said. "Now he's more mature, has a more stable game, and he's able to fight and believe he can win. He was the only one not believing it."

    Also in action, the Monte-Carlo doubles semi-finals will take centre stage as the opening and closing matches on Court Rainier III. Fourth seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos will take on second seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic, who lifted the trophy a few weeks ago in Miami. Last on court, top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah will face Evans and Neal Skupski.

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    SCHEDULE - SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021

    COURT RAINIER III start 11:30 am
    [4] M. Granollers (ESP) / H. Zeballos (ARG) vs [2] N. Mektic (CRO) / M. Pavic (CRO)

    Not Before 1:30 pm
    D. Evans (GBR) vs [4] S. Tsitsipas (GRE)
    [6] A. Rublev (RUS) or [3] R. Nadal (ESP) vs C. Ruud (NOR) 
    [1] J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) vs D. Evans (GBR) / N. Skupski (GBR)

     



  • Nadal: 'My Serve Was A Disaster'

    Rafael Nadal was at a loss to explain his service woes on Friday at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, but the 11-time former champion says that he’ll quickly return to the practice court.

    The Spanish superstar struck an uncharacteristic seven double faults – and was broken seven times – in his 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 loss to sixth-seeded Russian Andrey Rublev.

    “For some reason I had problems with my serve,” said Nadal, who won just 42 per cent of his second service points. "I don't understand why, because I was not having problems in the practices at all. But today, was one of those days that my serve was a disaster.

    “Serving like this, the serve creates an impact on the rest of the game. When you serve with no confidence, you are just focusing on trying to serve, not thinking about how you want to [hit] the ball. You just think about what you have to do with the serve to put the ball in.

    “When you face great player like him and you don't play well, you should lose. That's easy to analyse.”

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    Nadal, who recovered from 2-4 down in the second set, praised Rublev, who is now an ATP Tour-best 23-4 on the 2021 season.

    “He played well and he deserved [it] more than me,” said Nadal, who is now 73-6 at the Monte-Carlo Country Club. “I fought. That's the positive thing, I was there. But you can't expect [to] win against a player like him losing my serve… too many [times]… He played great. He played aggressive, as I knew [he would]. Well done to him. He's a great guy. [I] wish him all the best.”

    The 34-year-old will now travel back to Spain to compete at the upcoming Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, where he is also an 11-time titlist.

    “The only thing that I can do is go to Barcelona and keep practising, keep practising, try to fix the things that didn't work well. I think my backhand today was not [good] enough. Lots of mistakes. I was not able to open the court with my backhand then.”

    When asked about how Casper Ruud will fare on Saturday against Rublev, Nadal admitted the Norwegian, who trains at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, has a good chance.

    “It’s a tough match for both of them,” said Nadal. “Casper is a great player. Especially on this surface, he's one of the best players in the world. [It] will be a tough battle tomorrow.

    “I don't see a clear favourite. I think both of them can win. Casper is playing great… [It] will be nice that somebody from the academy [gets to] the final of Monte-Carlo and wins it.”



  • Ruud: 'It's The Toughest Challenge Of My Career'

    Casper Ruud says that he will prepare for Saturday’s semi-final at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters as if “it’s the toughest challenge of my career”.

    Ruud, who has beaten three seeded players en route to his second ATP Masters 1000 semi-final, will face sixth-seeded Russian Andrey Rublev, who defeated 11-time former champion Rafael Nadal 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

    The Norwegian admitted, “I just have to prepare well, like it's the toughest challenge of my career so far. I'm sure it will be. But I've gained good confidence from this week. I've beaten good players. I have to try to find a way to believe that I can win.”

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    The 22-year-old overcame defending champion Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 on Friday, adding to wins over Dane Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune, seventh seed Diego Schwartzman and No. 12 seed Pablo Carreno Busta at the Monte-Carlo Country Club.

    “Tomorrow there has to be one winner of the match, and hopefully it can be me,” said Ruud. “I will try to relax and get a lot of energy for tomorrow and think that it's a little bit now or never.”

    Ruud hopes to draw upon his experience of competing in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia semi-finals in October last year, when he fell to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.

    “In Rome, I faced the World No. 1 Djokovic. He is one of the toughest opponents you can have on the Tour. Tomorrow will be no different. [It’ll be] Rublev, who has won the most ATP Tour matches this year.”

    Rublev, who leads Ruud 3-0 in their ATP Head2Head series, has an ATP Tour-best 23-4 match record on the 2021 season, which includes capturing the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament title (d. Fucsovics) in March.



  • Rublev Stuns Nadal In Monte-Carlo QFs

    Andrey Rublev held his nerve to complete a stunning 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 upset over 11-time champion Rafael Nadal on Friday to reach the semi-finals at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters for the first time.

    The sixth-seeded Russian entered the clash trailing Nadal 0-2 in their ATP Head2Head and facing down the Spaniard’s daunting 73-5 record at this event. But he came out swinging fearlessly against Nadal on Court Rainier III, the same court where the Spaniard has lifted a record 11 trophies in the Principality.

    “[On one side], if we look [at] a player like Rafa, who is the best clay-court player in history, then of course it's one of my best victories for sure,” Rublev said in his post-match press conference. “But if you look at [it] from [the] other side, how he feels, for sure he didn't play his even ‘good’ level today. In his position it’s so tough when people expect [that] you're the best player on clay and you have to win yes or yes every time. You cannot lose on clay because you're the best. It's so tough to play with this feeling.

    “He's doing this year by year. He's winning all the tournaments or going deep every time on clay tournaments. This is amazing how he handles this. That's why he's one of the legends.”

    Rublev pressed Nadal from the back of the court as he dictated the rallies with his forehand and was rewarded with seven breaks of serve across three sets. Nadal has never hit more than eight double faults in a single tour-level match in his career (2014 Indian Wells), but he struck five in the first set alone and seven in total against Rublev. The Spaniard looked out of sorts during the early exchanges and was uncharacteristically misfiring on the backhand wing – a side that Rublev honed in on to great success.

    “All the situation was strange,” Rublev said of his dominant start. “I mean, [it] was not real that I was winning 6-2, 3-1, having breakpoints for [a] second break. It was not real. Probably inside I understood that something is going to change. It cannot be like this all the match. If it's like this all the match, then I don't know, probably Rafa had his worst day of his life.”

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    Once the third seed got going, it seemed like a classic Nadal comeback on clay was inevitable as he took the second set after a grueling 74-minute battle. With Nadal’s booming forehand finally connecting, the games became longer as the Spaniard tried to find inroads for a comeback. He finally broke through to level the score at 4-4, and reeled off the last four games of the set.

    But Rublev responded emphatically in the decider, reestablishing his lead with an early break. He met Nadal blow for blow from the baseline, overpowering the Spaniard to open up a 5-1 lead. Rublev needed two hours and 32 minutes to close out the victory and seal a spot in his first Monte-Carlo semi-final. 

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    “I would say this week I am controlling my emotions [really well]. At the end that's the key,” Rublev said. “If after the second set I would say something or if I would show emotions, for sure the third set will be over, [it] will be 6-2 for him. So I'm happy that I could handle it.”

    The victory equals the biggest result of Rublev’s career. He now owns four wins against the World No. 3-ranked player, including a 6-3 6-4 rout of Roger Federer at 2019 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati. Like Nadal at Monte-Carlo, Federer owns the tournament record for most titles at Cincinnati with seven wins.


    Into his second consecutive ATP Masters 1000 semi-final, sixth seed Rublev will face Casper Ruud for a shot at his maiden championship match at this level. His opponent also completed an upset of his own on Friday, toppling defending champion Fabio Fognini in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, to advance. Rublev owns a 3-0 ATP Head2Head record against Ruud, including two victories on clay.

    “[Casper] is playing really well. I have known him [for a] long time. He is an amazing player and every match against him was a dramatic match,” Rublev said. “We had really great rallies and a really great level of tennis. It is going to be super tough.

    "He is in great shape now. He finished today much earlier [than me]. We will see what is going to happen tomorrow. I will try to recover as best as I can and to do my best tomorrow.”



  • ATP Issues Updated Calendar Following Roland-Garros Rescheduling

    The ATP has issued an update to the ATP Tour calendar with the addition of ATP 250 clay-court tournaments in Belgrade, Serbia and Parma, Italy, in the week prior to Roland-Garros.

    The additions to the calendar follow the one-week postponement of the second Grand Slam of the season, with a number of tournament applications received in order to fill week 21 (24 May) of the schedule.

    The additional Belgrade event will be held at the same location as next week’s Serbia Open, the Novak Tennis Centre, while the Emilia-Romagna Open will be held at the President Tennis Club of Montechiarugolo.

    The MercedesCup, the ATP 250 in Stuttgart, plans to remain in its original week, commencing 7 June.

    Meanwhile, the Libema Open, the ATP 250 grass-court tournament in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, will not take place in 2021.

    All other events remain as originally scheduled on the 2021 ATP Tour calendar.



  • Ruud Eases Past Fognini To Reach SF

    Casper Ruud moved into the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Fabio Fognini on Friday.

    Though Fognini was playing the better tennis in the first set, he faltered at the most important moments, getting broken at 4-5 to lose the opening set after squandering a 40/15 lead. Ruud took advantage of his opportunities by really going for his shots during break-point chances, especially from his forehand wing (he converted 3/7 to Fognini's 1/7). 

    Errors began to cost the Italian, and he would lose momentum quickly. Ruud stayed calm to weather the Fognini storm and grabbed an early break at love in the second set, leaping ahead 3-0.

    “It was a tough match today. It has been a great week for me so far. I have beaten good players and today was a very big challenge,” Ruud said in his post-match interview. “Fabio is the defending champion here and he plays very tricky. He can hit winners from anywhere and you really need to be ready for anything to come at you. I was happy with the way I was able to stay steady and make him play an extra ball here and there to force an error out of his play. It’s a nice feeling to be in the semi-finals.”

    The 22-year-old Norwegian used his serve and first-strike forehand to take control of points, and with Fognini standing extremely far back on returns it made it easier for Ruud to pull him off the court early in rallies. Ruud even felt comfortable enough to spice things up with a few drop shots, throwing off Fognini’s rhythm further.  

    "He forces you to [commit] some more errors than maybe I wanted to play because he can fire off from both sides, forehands, backhands, down the line, drop shots,” Ruud said. “You really need to be on your toes and ready for anything to come. I think we have both played better tennis in our lives than this match but, at the end of the day, I was able to hit a couple more extra balls to force the errors out of his racquet and also I stepped on some big points. That was the key for the win today.”

    Though Fognini mentally settled back in long enough to even out the match, he played another loose service game at 3-4, losing a 40/15 lead once more with Ruud ripping a series of huge forehands capped off with a crosscourt beauty to get to serve out the match. A Fognini net cord sailed out on the first match point to put Ruud into his second Masters 1000 semi-final (Rome 2020). 

    Ruud will face Andrey Rublev for a place in the championship match. The Russian stunned 11-time champion Rafael Nadal 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 to reach his second straight Masters 1000 semi-final. Rublev holds a 3-0 ATP Head2Head record against Ruud, which includes back-to-back clay-court wins at the Hamburg European Open in 2019 and 2020.

    “I've gained good confidence from this week [and] I've beaten good players,” Ruud said. “I have to try to find a way to believe that I can win. Tomorrow there has to be one winner of the match, and hopefully it can be me. I will try to relax and get a lot of energy for tomorrow and think that it's a little bit now or never.”



  • The Competitive Fire That Burns Within Casper Ruud

    Editor's Note: This story was first published on 14 February 2021.

    Casper Ruud will play the biggest match of his life on Monday against seventh seed Andrey Rublev in the fourth round of the Australian Open. The Norwegian star will have a chance to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final, so there will be an abundance of pressure on the 22-year-old’s shoulders.

    Ruud would rather have it no other way.

    The 24th seed lives for these moments. Many players dread pressure and the nerves that often come with big matches, but Ruud embraces it all.

    “It shows that your body is pumping up adrenaline to fight,” Ruud told ATPTour.com. “You really show yourself that you’re preparing for a tough fight, for a tough moment. It shows that you really want to win and that’s a good feeling. You prefer to play when you’re not nervous of course. You can get tight, you can maybe miss shots that you shouldn’t. But at the end of the day, I’ve learned that being nervous is actually a good thing.”

    When you watch Ruud play, he shows few emotions, and rarely displays his nerves. The 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals competitor never gets too high or too low. It’s as if the Norwegian has ice in his veins. But inside, he is a fiery competitor.

    “Overcoming pressure situations when you’re nervous on break points, set points, all these things, that’s probably the best feeling for a player,“ Ruud said. “That tension that you get in your body on those points and overcoming it, that’s one of the biggest satisfactions on the court. It’s tough when you lose them when you don’t get that feeling, but that makes the time you overcome those situations feel even better.”

    Competing drives Ruud off the court, too. He is an avid golfer, who has a dedicated Instagram page to show the world his skills on the course.

    “I like to win when I play, so I challenge better golfers than me, worse golfers than me,” Ruud said. “It’s just the challenge of trying to win and get better at it.”

    But while he doesn’t often show it, Ruud admitted that he does feel nerves, saying, “I get nervous too, even if it might not seem like it.”

    The Norwegian recalls the semi-finals of the 2017 Rio Open presented by Claro. Then 18, he began the week without a tour-level win, but earned a match point in the second set against gritty Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta. He was desperate to reach his first ATP Tour final that day in Brazil. But that moment remains the most nervous he has ever been on court.

    “I knew that if I had won I would break into the Top 100 as an 18-year-old and I would play in all the main draws at the Slams that year,” Ruud said. “That was a little bit of a nerve-wracking moment for me. It all just collapsed when I didn’t win that second set. In the third set it all just went south and I remember I was really nervous on that match point and in those games trying to close out the match. I played a great match up until that point, but after that, the nerves got me.”

    Ruud didn’t show it by screaming or throwing a racquet, but from 6-2, 5-4 up, he did not win a game the rest of the match and did not crack the Top 100 until March 2019, more than two years later.

    The Norwegian played Roger Federer in the third round at 2018 Roland Garros, and the Swiss was highly complimentary of his opponent’s demeanor.

    “I can see why he's going to be good in the future. He's got a great attitude, very calm, very quiet, maybe very Norwegian, I'm not sure,” Federer said. “But it's nice to see that he's very focused, he's got good energy. Even though he is maybe more on the calm side, also very fair… It's just nice to play against a guy like that, to be quite honest.”

    Rublev leads the pair's ATP Head2Head series 2-0, but the red-hot Russian expects a difficult battle.

    "It's going to be tough," Rublev said. "It's going to be a physical match because he has really great physical power. He can run a lot. He's [hitting his] forehand really hard."

    Ruud is just the second Norwegian player to reach the Round of 16 at a Grand Slam, joining his father Christian Ruud, who accomplished the feat at the 1997 Australian Open. The 22-year-old will try to become the first from his country to reach a quarter-final. No matter what happens, Ruud has come a long way since that day in Rio de Janeiro.

    “I’ve grown up. I’ve matured more than I was back then. I’ve gotten physically stronger, mentally stronger. My tennis has gotten better. I don’t have weaknesses that I had,” Ruud said. “I think it’s just a big development that I’ve made in all aspects of my game. In one way I’m happy that I didn’t break into the Top 100 at that stage. It’s been tough, but I’ve enjoyed the tough work to get here and it’s a nice way to get a little bit of payback when you reach the late stages in a Grand Slam.”



  • Nadal Ready For More Brilliance In Barcelona; All You Need To Know

    Rafael Nadal leads the field at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell as he seeks to add another victory at the ATP 500 event to his legendary clay-court haul. The top-seeded Spaniard has already lifted the Trofeo de Godo 11 times, more than anyone else in tournament history.

    The City of Counts has been adding up the home-grown victories in recent years: Fourteen of the past 17 editions have been won by Spaniards, led by Nadal (2005-09, 2011-13, 2016-18),  Fernando Verdasco (2010), Tommy Robredo (2004) and Carlos Moya (2003). Japan's Kei Nishikori won back-to-back titles in 2014-15, and he’ll be back in action looking to once again break up the Spanish supremacy in Barcelona.

    They will be joined by Top 10 stars Diego Schwartzman and Stefanos Tsitsipas, who reached the final here in 2018. #NextGenATP players including Jannik Sinner, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov are also eager to make their mark.

    Retired Spanish great David Ferrer has taken the reigns as tournament director of the historic ATP 500 event, which has been held at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899, the oldest tennis club in Spain, since 1953.

    Here's all you need to know about Barcelona tennis tournament: when is the draw, what is the schedule, where to watch, who won and more. 

    Established:1953

    Tournament Dates: 19-25 April 2021

    Tournament Director: David Ferrer

    Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 17 April at 12 noon, on-site

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    Schedule (View On Official Website)
    * Qualifying: Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 April at 10:00am
    * Main draw: Monday 19 April - Thursday 22 at 11:00am, Friday 23 at 12:30pm and Saturday 24 at 1:30pm
    * Doubles final: Sunday, 25 April at 1:00pm
    * Singles final: Sunday, 25 April at 4:00pm

    How To Watch
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    Venue: Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899
    Main Court Seating: 8,000

    Prize Money: €1,565,480 (Total Financial Commitment: € 1,702,800) 

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    Note: Due to COVID-19 health guidelines, the 2021 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell is welcoming guests at a reduced capacity.

    View Who Is Playing, Past Champions, Seeds, Points & Prize Money Breakdown

    Honour Roll (Open Era)
    Most Titles, Singles: Rafael Nadal (11)
    Most Titles, Doubles: Daniel Nestor (4)
    Oldest Champion: Manuel Santana, 32, in 1970
    Youngest Champion: Mats Wilander, 18, in 1982
    Highest-Ranked Champion (since 1979): No. 1Ilie Nastase in 1973, No. 1 Rafael Nadal in 2009, 2011, 2018
    Lowest-Ranked Champion (since 1979): No. 65 Todd Martin in 1998
    Most Match Wins: Rafael Nadal (61) 
    Last Home Champion: Rafael Nadal (2018)

    2019 Finals
    Singles: [3] Dominic Thiem (AUT) d [7] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 64 60   Read & Watch
    Doubles: [3] Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL) d Jamie Murray (GBR) / Bruno Soares (BRA) 64 76(4)  Read More 

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    Did You Know... It's a tradition for the singles and doubles champions to take a dive in the pool at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899.