Nadal Ready For More Brilliance In Barcelona; All You Need To Know
Rafael Nadal leads the field at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell as he seeks to add another victory at the ATP 500 event to his legendary clay-court haul. The top-seeded Spaniard has already lifted the Trofeo de Godo 11 times, more than anyone else in tournament history.
The City of Counts has been adding up the home-grown victories in recent years: Fourteen of the past 17 editions have been won by Spaniards, led by Nadal (2005-09, 2011-13, 2016-18), Fernando Verdasco (2010), Tommy Robredo (2004) and Carlos Moya (2003). Japan's Kei Nishikori won back-to-back titles in 2014-15, and he’ll be back in action looking to once again break up the Spanish supremacy in Barcelona.
They will be joined by Top 10 stars Diego Schwartzman and Stefanos Tsitsipas, who reached the final here in 2018. #NextGenATP players including Jannik Sinner, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov are also eager to make their mark.
Retired Spanish great David Ferrer has taken the reigns as tournament director of the historic ATP 500 event, which has been held at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899, the oldest tennis club in Spain, since 1953.
Here's all you need to know about Barcelona tennis tournament: when is the draw, what is the schedule, where to watch, who won and more.
Tournament Dates: 19-25 April 2021
Tournament Director: David Ferrer
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 17 April at 12 noon, on-site
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 April at 10:00am
* Main draw: Monday 19 April - Thursday 22 at 11:00am, Friday 23 at 12:30pm and Saturday 24 at 1:30pm
* Doubles final: Sunday, 25 April at 1:00pm
* Singles final: Sunday, 25 April at 4:00pm
How To Watch
Watch Live On Tennis TV
Venue: Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899
Main Court Seating: 8,000
Prize Money: €1,565,480 (Total Financial Commitment: € 1,702,800)
Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Rafael Nadal (11)
Most Titles, Doubles: Daniel Nestor (4)
Oldest Champion: Manuel Santana, 32, in 1970
Youngest Champion: Mats Wilander, 18, in 1982
Highest-Ranked Champion (since 1979): No. 1Ilie Nastase in 1973, No. 1 Rafael Nadal in 2009, 2011, 2018
Lowest-Ranked Champion (since 1979): No. 65 Todd Martin in 1998
Most Match Wins: Rafael Nadal (61)
Last Home Champion: Rafael Nadal (2018)
Singles:  Dominic Thiem (AUT) d  Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 64 60 Read & Watch
Doubles:  Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL) d Jamie Murray (GBR) / Bruno Soares (BRA) 64 76(4) Read More
Did You Know... It's a tradition for the singles and doubles champions to take a dive in the pool at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899.