Madrid Open (tennis)

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For the defunct WTA tournament, see WTA Madrid Open (tennis).
Mutua Madrid Open
Location Madrid
Spain
Venue Caja Mágica (2009–present)
Madrid Arena (2002–2008)
Surface Hard court (indoors) (2002–2008)
Clay court (red) (2009–2011, 2013-present)
Clay court (blue) (2012)
Official website
 ATP World Tour
Category Masters 1000
Draw 48S / 24Q / 16D
Prize Money €5,719,660
 WTA Tour
Category Premier Mandatory
Draw 64M / 32Q / 28D
Prize Money €4,771,360
In 2012 blue clay was used

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. 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 Ţiriac, former Romanian ATP player and now billionaire businessman, is the current owner of the tournament.[2] Țiriac stated that he has an annual net profit of over €35 million and that his tournament brings to Madrid revenues exceeding €200 million.[3]

History[edit]

From 2002, the tournament was classified as an ATP Masters Series event on the men's tour. The event was held since 2002 in the Madrid Arena. The tournament was played from 2002 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[edit]

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

Records[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Men's doubles[edit]

Women's singles[edit]

Women's doubles[edit]

Past finals[edit]

Men[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2002 United States Andre Agassi Czech Republic Jiří Novák W/O
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 Ljubičić 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)
2009[Note 1] Switzerland Roger Federer Spain Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–4
2010 Spain Rafael Nadal Switzerland Roger Federer 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
2011 Serbia Novak Djokovic Spain Rafael Nadal 7–5, 6–4
2012 Switzerland Roger Federer Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 3–6, 7–5, 7–5
2013 Spain Rafael Nadal Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 6–2, 6–4
2014 Spain Rafael Nadal Japan Kei Nishikori 2–6, 6–4, 3–0, ret.
2015 United Kingdom Andy Murray Spain Rafael Nadal 6–3, 6–2
2016 Serbia Novak Djokovic United Kingdom Andy Murray 6–2, 3–6, 6–3

Doubles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2002 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–3, 7–5, 6-0
2003 India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
2004 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 6–4
2005 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
India Leander Paes
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
2006 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–4
2007 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2008 Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6–4, 6–2
2009[Note 1] Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
Sweden Simon Aspelin
South Africa Wesley Moodie
6–4, 6–4
2010 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–4
2011 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
France Michaël Llodra
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–3
2012 Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
6–3, 6–4
2013 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–2, 6–3
2014 Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–2
2015 India Rohan Bopanna
Romania Florin Mergea
Poland Marcin Matkowski
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 6–7(5–7), [11–9]
2016 Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tecău
India Rohan Bopanna
Romania Florin Mergea
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
  1. ^ a b As a successor of Hamburg Masters since 2009.

Women[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
↓  Premier Mandatory tournament   ↓
2009 Russia Dinara Safina Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 6–2, 6–4
2010 France Aravane Rezaï United States Venus Williams 6–2, 7–5
2011 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová Belarus Victoria Azarenka 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2012 United States Serena Williams Belarus Victoria Azarenka 6–1, 6–3
2013 United States Serena Williams (2) Russia Maria Sharapova 6–1, 6–4
2014 Russia Maria Sharapova Romania Simona Halep 1–6, 6–2, 6–3
2015 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (2) Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–1, 6–2
2016 Romania Simona Halep Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 6–2, 6–4

Doubles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
↓  Premier Mandatory tournament   ↓
2009 Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
United States Lisa Raymond
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
2010 United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–2, 7–5
2011 Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–3
2012 Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–1, 3–6, [10–4]
2013 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Zimbabwe Cara Black
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
6–2, 6–4
2014 Italy Sara Errani (2)
Italy Roberta Vinci (2)
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
6–4, 6–3
2015 Australia Casey Dellacqua
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [10–5]
2016 France Caroline Garcia
France Kristina Mladenovic
Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza
6–4, 6–4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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