List of Sponsors at the Mutua Madrid Open 2021

Published 04/30/2021, 7:22 AM EDT
A general view during the match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Francis Tiafoe of The United States during day six of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on May 09, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)


The Mutua Madrid Masters is one of the most prominent tennis tournaments in the calendar year. It is played on the clay courts of Madrid and features some of the biggest names in the game. The 2021 Mutua Madrid Open is scheduled for next week and will begin on May 2 and will wind up by May 9.

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Speaking about factors surrounding the Mutua Madrid Open 2021 event, the title sponsors at this year’s event are Emirates, Mercedes Benz, Betway, Dekton, and Estrella Damm. Whereas, the partner sponsors are Marca, Samsung, Orange, Dunlop, AC Hotels by Marriott, Fed Ex, and American Express.

A general view as Karen Khachanov of Russia serves to Fernando Verdasco of Spain during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on May 08, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Prominent names like Emirates and Mercedes Benz are sponsors at the Mutua Madrid Open 2021

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The Madrid Open is one of the biggest tournaments and due to that, some of the biggest companies and organizations associate themselves with the event. Dunlop will provide the tennis balls and players will be put up in the AC Hotels that are run by Marriott. Globalized banks like American Express are tied up, and even luxury companies like Mercedes Benz have made it to the list of sponsors. Popular airlines Emirates will also feature as a sponsor, and newspapers such as the local ABC and Marca are involved as well.

Some of the players that will headline the event are Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka in the women’s section. Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina will also feature alongside them. Defending champion Kiki Bertens is also a part of this year’s edition.

On the men’s side, tennis superstar and local hero Rafael Nadal will be headlining the event. This year’s Australian Open finalist Daniil Medvedev will also be back in action after recovering from the coronavirus. Recently crowned Monte Carlo Masters winner Stefanos Tsitsipas will be competing too.

MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 08: Felix Auger-Alliassime of Canada congratulates opponant Rafael Nadal of Spain during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on May 08, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is absent this year

In 2019, Novak Djokovic won the men’s event. However, he has decided to skip this year’s edition. Three-time champion Roger Federer has chosen to give this year’s Mutua Madrid Masters a miss as well.

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Last year, the tournament was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Mutua Madrid Open was introduced first in 2002. Initially, the tournament was played on the hard courts, and in 2009 it was transformed into a clay-court event. It will be interesting to see how players perform this year.

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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