Madrid Open (tennis)
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Madrid Open Tennis
Mutua Madrid Open
Tournament information
Location Madrid
Spain
Venue Madrid Arena (2002-2008)
Caja Mágica (since 2009)
Surface Hard - indoors (2002-2008)
Clay - outdoors (since 2009)
Website madrid-open.com
Current champions (2017)
Men's singles Spain Rafael Nadal
Women's singles Romania Simona Halep
Men's doubles Poland ?ukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
Women's doubles Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
ATP World Tour
Category Masters 1000
Draw 48S / 24Q / 16D
Prize money EUR6,408,230 (2017)
WTA Tour
Category Premier Mandatory
Draw 64S / 32Q / 28D
Prize money US$5,439,350 (2017)
In 2012 blue clay was used for the first time in professional men's tennis

The Madrid Open, sponsored by Mutua Madrileña and so known as Mutua (Madrileña) Madrid Open, is a joint men's and women's professional tennis tournament, held in Madrid, during early May. The clay court event 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. In the past it has also been known as the Madrid Masters. The tournament is traditionally played on a red clay surface. Despite having been played on blue courts in the 2012 tournament edition the ATP decided against it for the 2013 edition.[1]

Ion ?iriac, a Romanian former ATP player and now billionaire businessman, is the owner of the tournament since 2009.[2] ?iriac stated that he has an annual net profit of over EUR35 million and that his tournament brings to Madrid revenues exceeding EUR200 million.[3]

History

From its inauguration as a men's only event in 2002, the tournament was classified as one of the ATP Masters Series tournaments. It was held from 2002 to 2007 in the Madrid Arena as the first of two Master's indoor hard court late season events that preceded the ATP Tour Finals (also indoors) . In 2009, tournament was transformed, expanding to include a premier women's contest and shifting to an earlier period of the tennis season to become the second Master's tournament of the spring European clay court swing; and moving outdoors to Park Manzanares, where a new complex with a retractable-roof equipped main court was constructed, the Caja Magica.

Blue clay

Tiriac proposed and implemented in 2012 a new color of blue clay for all the courts' surfaces, motivating that it would supposedly be better visually, especially for viewers on television (analogous to some hardcourt surface events migrating to blue from various previous color schemes). Some speculated that the adaptation of blue color was a nod to the titular sponsor of the tournament, the Spanish insurance giant Mutua Madrileña. This controversial change was subsequently granted and began to be used in the 2012 edition of the tournament.[4] In 2009 one of the outer tennis courts had already been made of the new surface for the players to test it. Manuel Santana, the Open's current director, has assured that aside from the colour, the surface keeps the same properties as the traditional red clay.[5]

On 1 December 2011, ?iriac confirmed that the blue clay surface was officially approved for the 2012 edition of the tournament, in both the ATP and WTA circuits.[6]

However, after the event took place in 2012, threats of future boycotts from some players, especially Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic (who both lost early on the blue surface), led the tournament to return to the traditional red clay for the 2013 season.[7]

Past finals

Men

Singles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2002 United States Andre Agassi Czech Republic Ji?í Novák Walkover
2003 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero Chile Nicolás Massú 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
2004 Russia Marat Safin Argentina David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
2005 Spain Rafael Nadal Croatia Ivan Ljubi?i? 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(7-3)
2006 Switzerland Roger Federer Chile Fernando González 7-5, 6-1, 6-0
2007 Argentina David Nalbandian Switzerland Roger Federer 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
2008 United Kingdom Andy Murray France Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-6(8-6)
?  Changed from Hard to Clay Court  ?
2009 Switzerland Roger Federer (2) Spain Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4
2010 Spain Rafael Nadal (2) Switzerland Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6(7-5)
2011 Serbia Novak Djokovic Spain Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-4
2012 Switzerland Roger Federer (3) Czech Republic Tomá? Berdych 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
2013 Spain Rafael Nadal (3) Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 6-4
2014 Spain Rafael Nadal (4) Japan Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 Ret.
2015 United Kingdom Andy Murray (2) Spain Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2
2016 Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) United Kingdom Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
2017 Spain Rafael Nadal (5) Austria Dominic Thiem 7-6(10-8), 6-4

Doubles

  1. ^ As a successor of Hamburg Masters since 2009.

Women

Singles

Doubles

Records

Men's singles

Men's doubles

Women's singles

Women's doubles

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 40°22?08?N 3°41?02?W / 40.3688°N 3.684°W / 40.3688; -3.684


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