Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal are all back for the ATP 1000 Mutua Madrid Open

ATP 1000 Mutua Madrid Open has announced a star studded field, which included the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal, for their 2021 tournament edition.

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Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer

The Mutua Madrid Open, an ATP Masters 1000, takes place in Madrid, Spain, on the courts of La Caja Mágica sports complex. A clay court event, it is held  between the Monte-Carlo Open and the Italian Open(Rome). The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the Corona Pandemic. In 2019, world No 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to capture the crown. The 2021 edition is scheduled to be held from April 27 to May 9, 2021. 

Top seeds for Mutua Madrid Open

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Daniil Medvedev
  3. Rafael Nadal
  4. Dominic Thiem
  5. Stefanos Tsitsipas 
  6. Alexander Zverev
  7. Roger Federer
  8. Andrey Rublev
  9. Diego Schwartzman
  10. Matteo Berrettini

The point breakup for the ATP 1000 tournament 

  • Title: 1000 points
  • Final: 600 points
  • Semi-final: 360 points
  • Quarter-final: 180 points
  • Round of 16: 90 points
  • 2nd round: 45 points
  • 1st round: 25 points

Star studded field awaits at the Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

The Madrid Open has pulled a coup by getting on board the Big Three. Novak Djokovic who will be competing for the first time since the Australian Open, is the defending champion and the first seed, and has won the Madrid Open on three previous occasions(2011,2016,2019). Rafael Nadal too is returning after the Australian Open, the third seed this year has won the Madrid Open title a record five times, In 2005, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2017.

Roger Federer returns to the tour

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

The last time Federer played was at the Qatar Open ,in the second round, was against Nikoloz Basilashvili on 11th march, 2021. An encounter that he had lost. But Federer would hope for a good start to his clay court season. Federer, seeded 7th this year, has won the event thrice before, in 2006, 2009, and 2012. The Madrid Open used to be a hard court event before 2009, from 2009 onwards it became a clay court event

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