La Caja Mágica hosts the XVI Mutua Madrid Open
The Spanish capital is getting ready to host the sixteenth edition of the Mutua Madrid Open, one of the nine tournaments of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, the second most important global tennis event after the Grand Slam tournaments, from May 5th to 14th.
Following the previous edition that attracted almost 250,000 spectators, the best players in the world are back to play in the Caja Mágica pavilion with the aim of earning points in the global classification.
The Mutua Madrid Open, previously known as the Madrid Masters, is the fifth annual event of the season and an inescapable opportunity for the city to display its sports face to the world and invite the public to enjoy the best international tennis.
Tennis invades Madrid’s monuments
With a view to linking the tournament and the city, and under the slogan “Tennis is Madrid”, the council has decided to fuse the street furniture with the faces of some of the players who will take part in the tournament.
Rafa Nadal can be seen on the Puerta de Alcalá, while Garbiñe Muguruza appears on the Puerta del Sol, Novak Djokovic on the Metrópolis building, Andy Murray on the Almudena and Serena Williams on the Palacio de Correos. Although the Madrid Open is yet to begin, the city is already radiating tennis from each of its monuments.
As has occurred each year since 2009, the three clay courts, considered the most modern tennis installations in the world, will host more than 18,000 spectators.
First edition of Tie Breaks in Spain
The tournament will warm up a day before the official opening with a day of Tie Break Tens, a reduced format knockout tournament in which the winner is the first to reach 10 points and all the matches take place in one session of less than 3 hours.
16 players —including Feliciano López, Maria Sharapova and Kei Nishikori, among others— will play to win the $200,000 prize for each male and female winner and another $100,000 that the organisation will donate to charities, NGOs or foundations.
Ticket packs per days and sessions
In an attempt to make tennis more accessible to everyone, the organisation has put different ticket packs on sale at accessible prices, limited to days and sessions.
Tennis fans can buy their tickets on the official web page of the Mutua Madrid Open and choose between the 5 sessions in the Tennis Fan pack for €35, 4 sessions in the Estrellas pack from €60, the Quarters pack for €120 and the Semis pack and Final WTA packs with prices from €100.
An Open that is hoping to beat the 2016 edition
The Mutua Madrid Open hopes to beat some of the best moments from the previous edition, such as the Serbian Novak Djokovic’s victory against Andy Murray after almost two years off the courts.
Apart from this victory, in 2016 the spectators also watched Nadal make a name for himself as the first player in the history of the tournament to reach nine semi-finals, as well as Nick Kyrgios’ artistic between-the-legs lob.
If you don’t want to miss the tournament, book your Silken hotel in Madrid and enjoy the 16th Mutua Madrid Open.