Mutua Madrid Open

Manolo Santana, Spanish Tennis Legend, Dies At 83

WASHINGTON, December 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Manolo Santana, one of Spain’s most important 20th century athletes, has died. The 83-year-old Santana’s death was announced via social media by the Mutua Madrid Open, whom Santana served as tournament director from […]

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. […]