Mutua Madrid Open is the first red clay tournament of May in Madrid, Spain set to begin this weekend. Madrid Open is classified as an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour. Also a Premier Mandatory on the Women’s Tennis Association tour.

Past winners defending the title are Rafael Nadal (2017) and Simona Halep (2016, 2017). Nadal won last year as a fifth seed defeating Dominic Thiem 7-6, 6-4. He’s been a finalist eight times in the Madrid Open, winning a total of six times.  As for Halep, she’s been a finalist three times in the past four years winning twice. Her first win was against Dominika Cibulkova, 6-2, 6-4. She followed that up with her second win the following year over Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 6-7, 6-2.  They’re both definite favorites to repeat this year.

Some notable withdrawals on both sides are Angelique Kerber, Lucie Safarova, Serena Williams, Marin Cilic, Roger Federer, Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray, Sam Querrey and Stan Wawrinka.

Madrid Open Breakdown of Main Draw (as of 5/4/18)

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1 Romania Simona Halep 8,055 1,000 10 7,065 First round vs. Russia Ekaterina Makarova
2 2 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 6,790 65 10 6,735 First round vs. Australia Daria Gavrilova
3 3 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 6,065 10 10 6,065 First round vs. China Peng Shuai
4 4 Ukraine Elina Svitolina 5,450 10 10 5,450 First round vs. France Alizé Cornet
5 5 Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko 5,273 (1) 10 5,282 First round vs. Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
6 6 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 5,100 65 10 5,045 First round vs. Russia Elena Vesnina
7 7 France Caroline Garcia 4,700 10 10 4,700 First round vs. Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
8 8 United States Venus Williams 4,276 0 10 4,286 First round vs. Estonia Anett Kontaveit
9 9 United States Sloane Stephens 3,939 0 10 3,949 First round vs.  Qualifier
10 10 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 0 10 First round vs. Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
11 12 Germany Julia Görges 2,980 10 10 2,980 First round vs. Hungary Tímea Babos
12 13 United States CoCo Vandeweghe 2,738 215 10 2,533 First round vs. France Kristina Mladenovic
13 14 United States Madison Keys 2,722 10 10 2,722 First round vs. Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo [WC]
14 15 Russia Daria Kasatkina 2,570 10 10 2,570 First round vs. China Wang Qiang
15 Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 2,505 390 10 2,125 First round vs.  Qualifier
16 19 Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková 2,295 (80) 10 2,225 First round vs. United Kingdom Johanna Konta

 

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1 Spain Rafael Nadal 8,770 1,000 10 7,780 Second round vs.  TBD
2 3 Germany Alexander Zverev 180 10 Second round vs.  TBD
3 4 Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 4,950 90 10 4,870 Second round vs.  TBD
4 6 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 4,470 (20) 10 4,460 Second round vs.  TBD
5 7 Austria Dominic Thiem 3,545 600 10 2,955 Second round vs.  TBD
6 8 South Africa Kevin Anderson 3,345 (45) 10 3,335 Second round vs.  TBD
7 9 United States John Isner 3,125 0 10 3,135 Second round vs.  TBD
8 10 Belgium David Goffin 3,020 180 10 2,850 Second round vs.  TBD
9 11 Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 10 10 First round vs.  TBD
10 12 Serbia Novak Djokovic 2,220 360 10 1,870 First round vs.  TBD
11 14 Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 2,175 10 10 2,175 First round vs.  TBD
12 15 United States Jack Sock 2,155 10 10 2,155 First round vs.  TBD
13 16 Argentina Diego Schwartzman 2,085 45 10 2,050 First round vs.  TBD
14 17 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 2,060 90 10 1,980 First round vs.  TBD
15 18 France Lucas Pouille 1,995 10 10 1,995 First round vs.  TBD
16 19 Italy Fabio Fognini 1,840 45 10 1,960 First round vs.  TBD

 

The updated men’s opponents can be found on the ATP website.

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Born and raised in Washington, D.C., sports has always been a topic of conversation, predominately because our city hasn’t had a championship parade in a very long time. Luckily, I’m only a fan of three teams in the area: Wizards, Capitals, and Mystics. To add on to my list of fandom are the Baltimore Orioles and THE 5X Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots. My all-time favorite sports are tennis, football, and field hockey. Weird huh? I can debate about Serena Williams for hours….and hours….and hours because I was raised on watching her back when she and her sister Venus had the beads in their hair and there is no one even close to being better. PS4 is my poison of choice and I can play MLB The Show for 2-4 hour a day. No judging. All my Mystics, Washington Valor, and tennis writing can be found at Fox Sports 1340AM Radio.

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