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The 2021 Madrid Open takes place from 30 April to May 9, with main-draw ATP Tour matches played from 1-9 May. Watch and bet on Madrid Open tennis live and get Madrid Open live stream access with livetennis.com.
Madrid Open Live Streaming
Madrid Open tennis is live from the Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain from 1-9 May 2021, with play starting around 12pm local/11am BST. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.
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Madrid Open 2021 Tournament Schedule
Mutua Madrid Open 2021
|Date – Time||Event Name||Location|
|Tuesday 27 April 11am BST||WTA qualifying matches||Caja Magica|
|Wednesday 28 April 11am BST||WTA qualifying matches||Caja Magica|
|Thursday 29 April 11am BST||WTA R1 matches||Caja Magica|
|Friday 30 April 11am BST||WTA R1 matches||Caja Magica|
|Saturday 1 May 11am BST||ATP qualifying/WTA R2 matches||Caja Magica|
|Sunday 2 May 11am BST||ATP qualifying and R1/WTA R2 matches||Caja Magica|
|Monday 3 May 11am BST||Men’s R1 matches & women’s R3 matches||Caja Magica|
|Tuesday 4 May 11am BST||Men’s R2 & women’s R3 matches||Caja Magica|
|Wednesday 5 May 11am BST||Men’s R3 matches & women’s R16 matches||Caja Magica|
|Thursday 6 May 11am BST||Men’s R16 & women’s QF matches||Caja Magica|
|Friday 7 May 11am BST||Men’s QF & women’s SF matches||Caja Magica|
|Saturday 8 May 11am BST||Men’s SF matches & women’s final||Caja Magica|
|Sunday 9 May 1pm BST||Men’s final||Caja Magica|
When is the 2021 Madrid Masters?
The Madrid Masters, also known as the Mutua Madrid Open which incorporates a WTA Premier Mandatory event alongside the ATP Masters 1000 Series tournament, takes place in early May as a key part of the European clay-court season.
The global health crisis in 2020 meant that the Madrid Masters was originally rescheduled for September before being cancelled altogether.
The Mutua Madrid Open returns in 2021 and will be a two-week event for the first time, with WTA qualifying beginning on Tuesday 27 April and main-draw WTA matches on Thursday 29 April. ATP qualifying begins on Saturday 1 May and ATP main-draw matches on Sunday 2 May.
Madrid Open Players 2021
The official entry list for the 2021 Madrid Masters has not yet been released, but as a Masters 1000 Series event the world’s top players are likely to appear once more at the Caja Magica.
King of Clay Nadal has not dominated the Madrid Masters as much as he has the other clay-court Masters 1000 Series events in Monte Carlo and Rome, but he has still triumphed at the Caja Magica five times – four since it became a clay-court event in 2009. Nadal was defeated in the semifinals in 2019 by Tsitsipas, but has not lost before the quarterfinals in Madrid since 2013 and the 13-time French Open champion will be a force to be reckoned with once more in Madrid in 2021.
Greece’s Tsitsipas defeated Nadal at the Caja Magica in the 2019 semifinals to reach the final. While he has yet to win his first Masters 1000 Series title, Tsitsipas went on to win the ATP Finals in 2019 and was a French Open semifinalist in 2020.
The first player outside of the Big Four to triumph in Madrid since David Nalbandian in 2007, Zverev won the Madrid Masters in 2018, defeating Thiem in the final.
The German is now a three-time Masters 1000 Series champion in addition to having won the ATP Finals, and he also reached his maiden Grand Slam final in 2020.
The ‘Prince of Clay’ made back-to-back Madrid Masters finals in 2017-18 and is a two-time French Open runner-up. Thiem will return to the Madrid Masters in 2021 as a Masters 1000 Series and Grand Slam champion, making him more formidable than ever at the Caja Magica.
Madrid Open Player Performance
Who are the best-performing male players at the Madrid Open?
|Player||Years played||Titles||Finals||2019 result||Win-loss|
|Rafael Nadal||14||5 (2008, 2010, 2013-14, 2017)||4 (2007, 2009, 2011, 2015)||SF (lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas)||50-9|
|Novak Djokovic||11||3 (2011, 2016, 2019)||–||Champion (d. Stefanos Tsitsipas)||28-8|
|Roger Federer||15||6 (2002, 2004-5, 2007, 2009, 2011)||2 (2008, 2010)||QF (lost to Dominic Thiem)||49-9|
|Andy Murray||11||1 (2015)||1 (2016)||Did not play||21-10|
|Alexander Zverev||3||1 (2018)||–||QF (lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas)||10-2|
|Dominic Thiem||4||–||2 (2017-18)||SF (lost to Novak Djokovic)||13-4|
|Stefanos Tsitsipas||2||–||1 (2019)||Runner-up (lost to Novak Djokovic)||6-2|
|John Isner||12||–||1 (2013)||R2 (lost to Pablo Carreno Busta)||16-12|
Madrid Open Tournament Information
|ATP Madrid Masters||Mutua Madrid Open|
|Dates||27 April-9 May 2021|
|Surface||Outdoor red clay|
|Category||ATP Masters 1000/WTA Premier Mandatory|
|Draw size||Men: 56 singles/24 doubles
Women: 64 singles/28 doubles
|Most titles||Men: Rafael Nadal (5)
Women: Petra Kvitova (3)
|Prize money||ATP: €7,279,270
|Reigning champions||Men’s singles: Novak Djokovic
Women’s singles: Kiki Bertens
Men’s doubles: Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau
Women’s doubles: Su-Wei Hsieh/Barbora Strycova
About the Madrid Open
What is now called the Mutua Madrid Open began in 2002 as a hard-court event, with Andre Agassi winning the inaugural edition. Played at the Madrid Arena, Marat Safin, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray were all among its champions.
But the tournament changed drastically in 2009 when it took on its present form, moving to the Caja Magica – aka the ‘Magic Box’ – and becoming a clay-court event. The new Mutua Madrid Open also incorporated a WTA Premier Mandatory event from 2009 onwards, and became – along with Rome and the French Open – one of the three biggest combined events of the European clay-court season.
Ion Tiriac, the former Romanian player, bought the tournament in 2009 and was the mastermind behind its reinvention – but his drive for innovation did not stop there: In 2012, the tournament was played on blue clay, a unique surface which supposedly provided a better visual experience for TV viewers. Roger Federer triumphed that year, but Nadal and Novak Djokovic were bitterly opposed and the blue clay experiment was not repeated.
Federer is the only player to have won the Madrid Masters on hard courts, blue clay and red clay, but the title record belongs to five-time champion Nadal. The ‘King of Clay’ has lifted the trophy in Madrid five times, most recently in 2017. Djokovic and Federer have both won three times, Andy Murray twice, and Alexander Zverev became the only player outside the Big Four to win it this decade when he triumphed in 2018.
Featuring a 56-singles player draw, 1,000 ranking points to the champion and over 700,000 euros in prize money, the Madrid Masters continues to be one of the biggest ATP tournaments of the year and a highlight of the European clay-court season. Its expansion to a two-week event in 2021 only underlines its significance.
ATP Madrid Open Ranking Points
Madrid Open Champions
Here is a complete list of players who have won singles titles at the Madrid Masters, also known as the Mutua Madrid Open, since the tournament’s inception in 2002.
NB: The tournament was held on hard courts from 2002-8, before becoming a clay-court event in 2009.
|Year||Men’s Champion||Men’s Runner-up||Women’s Champion||Women’s Runner-up|
|2002||Andre Agassi||Jiri Novak||Not played||Not played|
|2003||Juan Carlos Ferrero||Nicolas Massu||Not played||Not played|
|2004||Marat Safin||David Nalbandian||Not played||Not played|
|2005||Rafael Nadal||Ivan Ljubicic||Not played||Not played|
|2006||Roger Federer||Fernando Gonzalez||Not played||Not played|
|2007||David Nalbandian||Roger Federer||Not played||Not played|
|2009||Roger Federer (2)||Rafael Nadal||Dinara Safina||Caroline Wozniacki|
|2010||Rafael Nadal (2)||Roger Federer||Aravane Rezai||Venus Williams|
|2011||Novak Djokovic||Rafael Nadal||Petra Kvitova||Victoria Azarenka|
|2012||Roger Federer (3)||Tomas Berdych||Serena Williams||Victoria Azarenka|
|2013||Rafael Nadal (3)||Stan Wawrinka||Serena Williams (2)||Maria Sharapova|
|2014||Rafael Nadal (4)||Kei Nishikori||Maria Sharapova||Simona Halep|
|2015||Andy Murray (2)||Rafael Nadal||Petra Kvitova (2)||Svetlana Kuznetsova|
|2016||Novak Djokovic (2)||Andy Murray||Simona Halep||Dominika Cibulkova|
|2017||Rafael Nadal (5)||Dominic Thiem||Simona Halep (2)||Kristina Mladenovic|
|2018||Alexander Zverev||Dominic Thiem||Petra Kvitova (3)||Kiki Bertens|
|2019||Novak Djokovic (3)||Stefanos Tsitsipas||Kiki Bertens||Simona Halep|
|2020||Not played||Not played||Not played||Not played|
Madrid Masters tennis is live from Madrid, Spain from 27 April-9 May 2021, with play starting around 12pm local/11am BST. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.
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