Mutua Madrid Open

Mutua Madrid Open 2021: Latest News, Results and Records

Mutua Madrid Open is one of the three ATP Masters 1000 tournaments held on clay. But it is one of the few tournaments to be an ATP Masters 1000 event as well as a WTA 1000 tournament.

The 2021 Mutua Madrid Open will be the 19th edition of the event as an ATP event and the 12th event as a WTA event. It is played on the clay courts of La Caja Magica in Manzanares Park Tennis Center, Madrid, Spain.

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The tournament was first held in 2002 and later in 2009 was expanded to an ATP and WTA tournament. But in 2020 the tournament was canceled because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Like other ATP and WTA events, Madrid Open also follows the best of three sets rule. It is usually held in the first week of May and is closely followed by the Italian Open.

The current men's singles champ is Novak Djokovic. He had defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final in 2019. The women's singles champion is Kiki Bertens, who defeated Simona Halep in 2019.

History and Records

Since the tournament began in the early 2000s, it coincided with the rise of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and later Andy Murray as well. Thus out of the 18 editions of the ATP event, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray have won a combined 13 titles.

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates defeating Leonardo Mayer of the Argentina during the round of 32 match on day two of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell at Real Club De Tenis Barcelona on April 24, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Nadal has won a record five titles in Madrid. He is followed by his rivals, Djokovic and Federer, with three titles each.

For Federer, Madrid Open is his most prolific clay tournament. He won three titles and is still the only player to win a title on blue clay when the Madrid Open switched surface in 2009.

Moving over to the WTA side, the most successful player in Madrid has been Petra Kvitova with three titles. Followed by her is Serena Williams and Simona Halep with two titles each.

Other notable women's singles champions in Madrid - Maria Sharapova, Kiki Bertens, Dinara Safina, etc.

Spectator count for Mutua Madrid Open 2021

Every tournament in the tennis calendar has had to adjust because of the coronavirus pandemic. Madrid Open has also taken measures to prioritize safety and precautions.

The tournament in Madrid will not be held behind closed doors. It will have 40% of the crowd i.e 4800 spectators per session every day.

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Mutua Madrid Open 2021 Prize Money

The total prize money for the 2021 edition was €2,614,465 or $3,151,094 for the men's side. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the prize money has seen a drop of 40% when compared to that in 2019.

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EditionM- 19th

W - 12th

Current Prize Money$3,151,094
Number of Entries (Main Draw)M- 56

W - 64

Current ChampionsMen's Singles - Novak Djokovic

Men's Doubles - Jean-Julien Rojer
and Horia Tecău

Women's Singles - Kiki Bertens

Women's Doubles - Hsieh Su-wei
and Barbora Strýcová

Most Titles Men's Singles - Rafael Nadal (5)

Men's Doubles - Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (5)

Women's Singles - Petra Kvitova (3)

Women's Doubles - Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci (2)