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Madrid Open (tennis)

Mutua Madrid Open
Location Madrid
Spain
Venue Caja Mágica (2009–present)
Madrid Arena (2002–2008)
Surface Hard court (indoors) (1990–1994, 1998–2008)
Clay court (red) (2009–2011, 2013-present)
Carpet court (indoors) (1995-1997)
Clay court (blue) (2012)
Official website
 ATP World Tour
Category Masters 1000
Draw 48S / 24Q / 16D
Prize Money €2,835,000
 WTA Tour
Category Premier Mandatory
Draw 64M / 32Q / 28D
Prize Money US$5,189,603

The Madrid Open, currently sponsored by Mutua Madrileña, is a male and female professional tennis tournament, currently held in Madrid, Spain, during the first week of May. The event is classified as an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event 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 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open and before that the Madrid Masters. Despite having been played on blue courts in the 2012 tournament edition the ATP decided against it for the 2013 edition.[1]

Ion Ţiriac, former Romanian ATP player and now billionaire businessman, is the current owner of the tournament.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
    • Blue clay 1.1
  • Records 2
    • Men's singles 2.1
    • Men's doubles 2.2
    • Women's singles 2.3
    • Women's doubles 2.4
  • Past finals 3
    • Men 3.1
      • Singles 3.1.1
      • Doubles 3.1.2
    • Women 3.2
      • Singles 3.2.1
      • Doubles 3.2.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

From 1990 through 2008, the tournament was classified as an ATP Masters Series event on the men's tour. The event was held in Essen, Germany in 1995 and Stockholm, Sweden from 1990 through 1994. When the tournament moved from Stockholm to Essen, the Stockholm Open continued as an ATP World Series tournament. From 1996 through 2001, the event was held in Stuttgart, Germany and from 2002 through 2008 at the Madrid Arena. The tournament was played from 1990 through 2008 on indoor hardcourts. In 2009, the surface became clay courts, the venue was changed to the Park Manzanares, and the tournament was expanded to include WTA professionals.

Blue clay

Businessman and former player Ion Ţiriac, the Romanian owner of the Madrid Masters that since 2009 has been a clay court tournament, proposed a new color of blue clay for all the courts, on the grounds that it would supposedly be better visually, especially for viewers on television. Critics suggested that the adaptation of blue color is 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.[3] 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.[4]

On 1 December 2011, Ţiriac confirmed that the blue clay surface was officially approved for the 2012 edition of the tournament, in both the ATP and WTA circuits.[5]

However due to many top players' concerns over slipping over and not feeling steady on the surface, the Madrid Open returned to the traditional red clay for 2013.

Records

Men's singles

Men's doubles

Women's singles

Women's doubles

Past finals

Men

Singles

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
Madrid, Spain
(outdoor clay)
2014 Rafael Nadal Kei Nishikori 2–6, 6–4, 3–0, ret.
2013 Rafael Nadal Stanislas Wawrinka 6–2, 6–4
2012 Roger Federer Tomáš Berdych 3–6, 7–5, 7–5
2011 Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal 7–5, 6–4
2010 Rafael Nadal Roger Federer 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
2009* Roger Federer Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–4
Madrid, Spain
(Indoor Hard)
2008 Andy Murray Gilles Simon 6–4, 7–6(8–6)
2007 David Nalbandian Roger Federer 1–6, 6–3, 6–3
2006 Roger Federer Fernando González 7–5, 6–1, 6–0
2005 Rafael Nadal Ivan Ljubičić 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
2004 Marat Safin David Nalbandian 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
2003 Juan Carlos Ferrero Nicolás Massú 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
2002 Andre Agassi Jiří Novák W/O
Stuttgart, Germany
2001 Tommy Haas Max Mirnyi 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
2000 Wayne Ferreira Lleyton Hewitt 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–2), 6–2
1999 Thomas Enqvist Richard Krajicek 6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–5
1998 Richard Krajicek Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1997 Petr Korda Richard Krajicek 7–6(8–6), 6–2, 6–4
1996 Boris Becker Pete Sampras 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Essen, Germany
1995 Thomas Muster MaliVai Washington 7–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Stockholm, Sweden
1994 Boris Becker Goran Ivanišević 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6
1993 Michael Stich Goran Ivanišević 4–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–2
1992 Goran Ivanišević Guy Forget 7–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–2
1991 Boris Becker Stefan Edberg 3–6, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 6–2
1990 Boris Becker Stefan Edberg 6–4, 6–0, 6–3

Doubles

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
Stockholm 1990 Guy Forget
Jakob Hlasek
John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
6–4, 6–2
1991 John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
Tom Nijssen
Cyril Suk
7–5, 6–2
1992 Mark Woodforde
Todd Woodbridge
Steve DeVries
David Macpherson
6–3, 6–4
1993 Mark Woodforde
Todd Woodbridge
Gary Muller
Danie Visser
6–1, 3–6, 6–2
1994 Mark Woodforde
Todd Woodbridge
Jan Apell
Jonas Björkman
6–3, 6–4
Essen 1995 Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
Cyril Suk
Daniel Vacek
7–5, 6–4
Stuttgart 1996
Canada
Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
1997 Mark Woodforde
Todd Woodbridge
Rick Leach
Jonathan Stark
6–3, 6–3
1998
Canada
Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
1999 Byron Black
Jonas Björkman
David Adams
John-Laffnie de Jager
6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–2), 6–0
2000 Jiří Novák
David Rikl
Donald Johnson
Piet Norval
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
2001 Max Mirnyi
Sandon Stolle
Ellis Ferreira
Jeff Tarango
7–6(9–7), 7–6(7–4)
Madrid 2002 Mark Knowles
Canada
Daniel Nestor
Mahesh Bhupathi
Max Mirnyi
6–3, 7–5, 6–0
2003 Mahesh Bhupathi
Max Mirnyi
Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
2004 Mark Knowles
Canada
Daniel Nestor
Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–3, 6–4
2005 Mark Knowles
Canada
Daniel Nestor
Leander Paes
Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
2006 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Mark Knowles
Canada
Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–4
2007 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2008 Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
Mahesh Bhupathi
Mark Knowles
6–4, 6–2
2009*
Canada
Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
Simon Aspelin
Wesley Moodie
6–4, 6–4
2010 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Canada
Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–4
2011 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Michaël Llodra
Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–3
2012 Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
Robert Lindstedt
Horia Tecău
6–3, 6–4
2013 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Alexander Peya
Bruno Soares
6–2, 6–3
2014
Canada
Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–2

Women

Singles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2009 Dinara Safina Caroline Wozniacki 6–2, 6–4
2010 Aravane Rezaï Venus Williams 6–2, 7–5
2011 Petra Kvitová Victoria Azarenka 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2012 Serena Williams Victoria Azarenka 6–1, 6–3
2013 Serena Williams Maria Sharapova 6–1, 6–4
2014 Maria Sharapova Simona Halep 1–6, 6–2, 6–3

Doubles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2009 Cara Black
Liezel Huber
Květa Peschke
Lisa Raymond
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
2010 Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Gisela Dulko
Flavia Pennetta
6–2, 7–5
2011 Victoria Azarenka
Maria Kirilenko
Květa Peschke
Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–3
2012 Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
Ekaterina Makarova
Elena Vesnina
6–1, 3–6, [10–4]
2013 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Lucie Šafářová
Cara Black
Marina Erakovic
6–2, 6–4
2014 Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
Garbiñe Muguruza
Carla Suárez Navarro
6–4, 6–3

References

  1. ^ "ATP DECIDES AGAINST BLUE CLAY IN 2013". atpworldtour. 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Madrid Masters goes bling". tennisworldusa. 8 April 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.as.com/tenis/articulo/mutua-madrid-open-jugara-pista/20111129dasdasten_7/Tes
  4. ^ "Blue clay may be in play". Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  5. ^ "Is blue the new red? Madrid's clay court revolution". Retrieved 2011-12-01. 

External links

  • Official Madrid Open Website

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