Mutua Madrid Open

Zverev, Berrettini: The View From Both Sides

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 10, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 10 Matteo Berrettini was a set away from winning his first ATP Masters 1000 title in the biggest final of his career at the Mutua Madrid Open on Sunday. After dramatically winning […]

With A Masterful Recovery, Zverev Wins Second Madrid Title

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) There’s been a distinct pattern developing this season on the ATP Tour in which past or present #NextGenATP players have met in each of the ATP Masters 1000 finals. It began in Miami […]

Berrettini: Madrid Final Brings Special Feeling

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Every tennis match is a fight in the mind of Italy’s talented and introspective Matteo Berrettini. While he possesses the physical talents to be a successful tennis player, he’s worked hard on his […]

Sabalenka Dances With Power, Wins Madrid Title

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) In the end, Aryna Sabalenka celebrated her Mutua Madrid Open title inside La Caja Mágica with a smile, a stylish power pop dance move and a new career-high ranking. What will the Belarusian […]

Zverev Figures Out Thiem, Now Into Madrid Final

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Alexander Zverev came into his Mutua Madrid Open semifinal against Dominic Thiem having won only two of their first 10 head-to-head competitions. In a rivalry filled with plenty of drama, nerves and excitement, […]

For World No. 1 Barty, The Growth Never Stops

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Saturday evening’s Mutua Madrid Open women’s singles final between World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and World No. 7 and Aryna Sabalenka marks this third time in the last five weeks that the two […]

Bublik Entertains But Ruud Advances At Madrid

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 7, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The Friday night session quarterfinal matches at the Mutua Madrid Open in the Spanish capital city had a tough act to follow, after World No. 2 and top seed Rafael Nadal was upset […]

Thiem’s Patience A Big Ally In Madrid Victory

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 7, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Two-time Madrid finalist Dominic Thiem and three-time quarterfinalist John Isner each had a goal when they locked in for a spirited quarterfinal battle at the Mutua Madrid Open Friday afternoon. Both Thiem and […]

Casper Ruud: Confidence On Clay Growing Win By Win

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 7, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Thursday was a very good day in the life of 22-year-old Norwegian tennis player Casper Ruud. He beat a Top Five opponent for the very first time when he took down World No. […]

Sweet 16th Straight Victory On Red Clay For Barty

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As Spanish wild card Paula Badosa‘s wonderful run in Madrid came to a close, another remarkable run continued. Thursday afternoon at the Mutua Madrid Open. World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty ran her winning […]