Mutua Madrid Open

Thiem Refreshingly Honest About Sabbatical

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As World No. 4 and third seed Dominic Thiem readies to play his third-round match in the ATP Masters 1000 Mutua Madrid Open on Thursday against No. 24 Alex de Minaur of Australia, […]

Kissing Clay Is Sweet Taste Of Victory For Badosa

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 5, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Paula Badosa‘s second victory over Belinda Bencic in a month was sealed by the Spaniard spontaneously getting down on her hands and knees and kissing the red clay. The taste of dirt never […]

Pavlyuchenkova Wants Badly To Win Every Time

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 5, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Over the course of unseeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova‘s two-hour and 44-minute third-round slugfest against Jennifer Brady at the WTA 1000 Mutua Madrid Open Tuesday evening, there were plenty of peaks and valleys, moments in which […]

Down But Never Out, Mertens Upsets Halep In Madrid

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 4, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Never count Elise Mertens out of a tennis match. She never does. Now Simona Halep knows that the Belgian doesn’t either. On Tuesday at the Mutua Madrid Open, with the roof open to […]

A Tale Of When Ashleigh Met Iga In Madrid

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 4, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The highly-anticipated Mutua Madrid Open battle between recent and reigning French Open champions, Ashleigh Barty and Iga Swiatek, took place under the lights and in open-air at Manolo Santana Stadium Monday evening. The […]

Harris Makes Madrid Debut A Memorable One

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 3, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) In a season filled with challenges, South African Lloyd Harris enjoys good ones, whether reaching a tournament final after qualifying for the main draw or facing Top 20 opponents – the more arduous […]

Nadal’s Passion, Positivity On Clay Remain True

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 3, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Only a week since Rafael Nadal‘s remarkable three-hour, 38-minute marathon triumph over Stefanos Tsitsipas that earned him his 12 ATP 500 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell crown in just his third ATP Tour event […]

Muchova’s Magical Movement Stuns Osaka In Madrid

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 2, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Karolina Muchova will always have this week to remember. It started with her rise to World No. 20 in the WTA rankings and continued with her third win over a Top 10 player […]

This Week On The ATP Tour – CW17

STARNBERG, May 2, 2021 Rafael Nadal headlines the field at the Mutua Madrid Open, where he will pursue his sixth title. The Spanish superstar is fresh off a victory at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, and he will attempt to maintain […]

At Home On Clay, Badosa Thriving In Spain

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 2, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Wild card Paula Badosa of Spain has been thriving on the red clay in La Caja Mágica this week at the WTA 1000 Mutua Madrid Open. In Spain, on her favorite surface, she’s […]