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ATP - 500 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell - 21-29 April 2012
« on: April 18, 2012, 05:34:14 PM »
Historic Barcelona Tournament Celebrates 60th Edition In 2012



Staged at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899, the oldest Spanish tennis club, the Barcelona Open BancSabadell, Trofeo Conde de Godo, will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2012. The ATP World Tour 500 clay-court tournament is one of the most important events in Spanish tennis and on the Barcelona social calendar. Spaniards have won the last nine editions, with Rafael Nadal lifting the trophy six times in the past seven years.

Name:
Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
Category: ATP World Tour 500
Place: Barcelona, Spain
Date: 23.04.2012-29.04.2012
Draw Size: S-56 D-24
Surface: Clay
Prize Money: € 1,627,500
Total Financial Commitment: € 2,072,
http://www.barcelonaopenbancsabadell.com/index.php?lang=en

Nadal Clinches Sixth Title



World No. 1 Rafael Nadal regained the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell crown as he defeated David Ferrer, 6-2, 6-4, in the final. Having won the title five successive times from 2005-2009, Nadal became the first player in the Open Era to win two tournaments at least six times (also Monte-Carlo). "I feel at home here," said Nadal. "It's a very special tournament. It's more than a dream to win here six times."

Third Time Unlucky - David Ferrer finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal in Barcelona for the third time (also 2008-2009). The Spaniard had also been beaten by Nadal a week earlier in the Monte-Carlo final.

Ferrero’s Welcome Return - Playing in his first tournament since the 2010 US Open, former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero quickly returned to form as he won three matches to reach the quarter-finals (l. to Almagro).

Dodig Springs Surprise - Croatian Ivan Dodig rose to a career-high World No. 44 after beating No. 5 Robin Soderling (2nd RD), Milos Raonic (3rd RD) and Feliciano Lopez (QFs) en route to the semi-finals (l. Nadal).

Who Is Playing
Rafael Nadal 
Andy Murray 
David Ferrer 
Tomas Berdych 
Janko Tipsarevic 
Nicolas Almagro 
Feliciano Lopez 
Kei Nishikori
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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 05:42:35 PM »
2012 Entry List

Qualifying draw: Friday, April 20, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, April 21, Noon
Doubles draw: Saturday, April 21, 2:00 p.m.


1 Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
2 Murray, Andy GBR 4
3 Ferrer, David ESP 5
4 Berdych, Tomas CZE 7
5 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 10
6 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 12
7 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 15
8 Nishikori, Kei JPN 17
9 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 19
10 Granollers, Marcel ESP 26
11 Raonic, Milos CAN 27
12 Stepanek, Radek CZE 28
13 Anderson, Kevin RSA 30
14 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 32
15 Tomic, Bernard AUS 36
16 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 43
17 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 44
18 Andujar, Pablo ESP 45
19 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 48
20 Rochus, Olivier BEL 49
21 Bellucci, Thomaz BRA 50
22 Istomin, Denis UZB 51
23 Montanes, Albert ESP 53
24 Haase, Robin NED 55
25 Ramos, Albert ESP 57
26 Giraldo, Santiago COL 58
27 Kukushkin, Mikhail KAZ 65
28 Falla, Alejandro COL 70
29 Darcis, Steve BEL 71
30 Gulbis, Ernests LAT 75
31 Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 76
32 Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 81
33 Cipolla, Flavio ITA 82
34 Machado, Rui POR 83
35 Rosol, Lukas CZE 84
36 Gil, Frederico POR 86
37 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA 87
38 Hanescu, Victor ROU 90
39 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 92
40 Paire, Benoit FRA 95
41 Beck, Andreas GER 96
42 Lorenzi, Paolo ITA 97
43 (SE)
44 (Q)
45 (Q)
46 (Q)
47 (Q)
48 (Q)
49 (Q)
50 (Q)
51 (WC)
52 (WC)
53 (WC)
54 (WC)
55 (WC)
56 (WC)

Alternates
1. Ungur, Adrian ROU 98
2. Souza, Joao BRA 100
3. Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP 101
4. Jaziri, Malek TUN 104
5. Andreev, Igor RUS 107
6. Junqueira, Diego ARG 112
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Doubles Entry List

1 Bryan, Bob (USA)/Bryan, Mike (USA) 2
2 Mirnyi, Max (BLR)/Nestor, Daniel (CAN) 6
3 Fyrstenberg, Mariusz (POL)/Matkowski, Marcin (POL) 18
4 Bhupathi, Mahesh (IND)/Zimonjic, Nenad (SRB) 21
5 Cermak, Frantisek (CZE)/Polasek, Filip (SVK) 42
6 Murray, Andy (GBR)/Murray, Jamie (GBR) 45
7 Marrero, David (ESP)/Verdasco, Fernando (ESP) 45
8 Gonzalez, Santiago (MEX)/Kas, Christopher (GER) 46
9 Marach, Oliver (AUT)/Peya, Alexander (AUT) 47
10 Granollers, Marcel (ESP)/Lopez, Marc (ESP) 50
11 Qureshi, Aisam-Ul-Haq (PAK)/Rojer, Jean-Julien (NED) 51
12 Butorac, Eric (USA)/Soares, Bruno (BRA) 55
13 Lipsky, Scott (USA)/Ram, Rajeev (USA) 86
14 Anderson, Kevin (RSA)/Moser, Frank (GER) 90
15 Cabal, Juan Sebastian (COL)/Farah, Robert (COL) 90
16 Erlich, Jonathan (ISR)/Ram, Andy (ISR) 95
17 (OS)
18 (OS)
19 (OS)
20 (OS)
21 (OS)
22 (OS)
23 (WC)
24 (WC)

Alternates
1 Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG)/Mayer, Leonardo (ARG) 104
2 Falla, Alejandro (COL)/Giraldo, Santiago (COL) 107
3 Elgin, Mikhail (RUS)/Istomin, Denis (UZB) 119
4 Dlouhy, Lukas (CZE)/Hanley, Paul (AUS) 121
5 Darcis, Steve (BEL)/Rochus, Olivier (BEL) 123
6 Gimeno-Traver, Daniel (ESP)/Montanes, Albert (ESP) 133
7 Andujar, Pablo (ESP)/Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo (ESP) 138
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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 05:52:13 PM »
Qualifying Entry List

1 Jaziri, Malek TUN 96
2 Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP 105
3 Berrer, Michael GER 111
4 Goffin, David BEL 112
5 Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 125
6 Robert, Stephane FRA 135
7 Donskoy, Evgeny RUS 141
8 Golubev, Andrey KAZ 143
9 Muñoz-De La Nava, Daniel ESP 144
10 Delbonis, Federico ARG 146
11 Hajek, Jan CZE 151
12 Bautista-Agut, Roberto ESP 153
13 Brugues-Davi, Arnau ESP 155
14 Bubka, Sergei UKR 167
15 Sousa, Joao POR 171
16 Bedene, Aljaz SLO 174
17 Marti, Javier ESP 177
18 Vagnozzi, Simone ITA 179
19 Mertl, Jan CZE 181
20 Schwank, Eduardo ARG 187
21 Cervantes, Iñigo ESP 188
22 Greul, Simon GER 190
23 Torebko, Peter GER 195
24 Janowicz, Jerzy POL 200
25 (WC)
26 (WC)
27 (WC)
28 (WC)

Alternates
1. Menendez-Maceiras, Adrian ESP 201
2. Cervenak, Pavol SVK 208
3. Mertens, Yannick BEL 216
4. Olaso, Guillermo ESP 221
5. Navarro, Ivan ESP 230
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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
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Tournament History

The Trofeo Conde de Godó, tennis event with the richest tradition on Spanish soil and one of the of the most prestigious clay court tournaments on the circuit, will celebrate its 60th edition in 2012. The first Conde de Godó it was played in 1953.

Its history is part of the oldest Spanish tennis club, the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899, which hosts the tournament. Since 1968, the tournament has been considered as the International Championships of Spain.

The tournament has become a symbol of the city Barcelona, not only as the most transcendent sporting event every year, but as an important social event too.
 The club atmosphere is very appreciated by players on the professional circuit.

After more than 100 years the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899 is the most successful Spanish club with players like Arantxa Sánchez, Conchita Martínez, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Moyà, Albert Costa, Javier Sánchez, Alberto Berasategui, Félix Mantilla, Julián Alonso, Tomàs Carbonell, Francis Roig or Galo Blanco.

In 2011, Rafael Nadal returned to the throne, clinching his record sixth title in an all-Spanish final against David Ferrer (6-2, 6,4). In 2012, the 60th edition will be held from 21 to 29 April.

The Trophy


The tournament was designed by the jewelers Soler Cabot in 1953. It is made of silver and weighs twelve kilograms. The base is of American oak. It was totally restored by jewelers J.Roca three years ago, increasing the base size to engrave the complete list of champions.

The trophy shows miniature tennis player and an engraving decoration around the Cup. The trophy has a rough value of 36 million euros. Designing it took over 800 hours.
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Winners

Single finalists
 2011 (16 - 24 April) Rafael Nadal (ESP) def. David Ferrer (ESP) 6-2 6-4
 2010 (19 - 25 April) Fernando Verdasco (ESP) def. Robin Soderling (SWE) 6-3 4-6 6-3
 2009 (20 - 26 April) Rafael Nadal (ESP) def. David Ferrer (ESP) 6-2 7-5
 2008 (28 - 4 May) Rafael Nadal (ESP) def. David Ferrer (ESP) 6-1 4-6 6-1
 2007 (23 - 29 April) Rafael Nadal (ESP) def. Guillermo Cañas (ARG) 6-3 6-4
 2006 (24 - 30 April) Rafael Nadal (ESP) def. Tommy Robredo (ESP) 6-4 6-4 6-0
 2005 (18 - 24 April) Rafael Nadal (ESP) def. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) 6-1 7-6(4) 6-3
 2004 (24 - 2 May) Tommy Robredo (ESP) def. Gastón Gaudio (ARG) 6-3 4-6 6-2 3-6 6-3
 2003 (19 - 27 April) Carlos Moyà (ESP) def. Marat Safin (RUS) 5-7 6-2 6-2 3-0 ret.
 2002 (20 - 28 April) Gastón Gaudio (ARG) def. Albert Costa (ESP) 6-4 6-0 6-2
 2001 (21 - 29 April) Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) def. Carlos Moyà 4-6 7-5 6-3 3-6 7-5
 2000 (22 - 30 April) Marat Safin (RUS) def. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) 6-3 6-3 6-4
 1999 (10 - 18 April) Félix Mantilla (ESP) def. Karim Alami (MAR) 7-6(2) 6-3 6-3
 1998 (11 - 19 April) Todd Martin (USA) def. Alberto Berastegui (ESP) 6-2 1-6 6-3 6-2
 1997 (13 - 21 April) Albert Costa (ESP) def. Albert Portas (ESP) 7-5 6-4 6-4
 1996 (13 - 21 April) Thomas Muster (AUT) def. Marcelo Ríos (CHI) 6-3 4-6 7-6(5)
 1995 (08 - 16 April) Thomas Muster (AUT) def. Magnus Larsson (SWE) 6-2 6-1 6-4
 1994 (02 - 10 April) Richard Krajicek (NED) def. Carlos Costa (ESP) 6-4 7-6 6-2
 1993 (03 - 11 April) Andrei Medvedev (UKR) def. Sergi Bruguera (ESP) 6-7 6-3 7-5 6-4
 1992 (04 - 12 April) Carlos Costa (ESP) def. Magnus Gustafsson (SWE) 6-4 7-6 6-4
 1991 (06 - 14 April) Emilio Sánchez (ESP) def. Sergi Bruguera (ESP) 6-4 7-6 6-2
 1990 (09 - 15 April) Andrés Gómez (ECU) def. G. Pérez Roldán (ARG) 6-0 7-6 3-6 0-6 6-2
 1989 (18 - 24 September) Andrés Gómez (ECU) def. Horst Skoff (AUT) 6-4 6-4 6-2
 1988 (12 - 17 September) Kent Carlsson (SWE) def. Thomas Muster (AUT) 6-3 6-3 3-6 6-1
 1987 (21 - 27 September) Martín Jaite (ARG) def. Mats Wilander (SWE) 7-6 6-4 4-6 0-6 6-4
 1986 (22 - 28 September) Kent Carlsson (SWE) def. Andreas Maurer (RFA) 6-2 6-2 6-0
 1985 (23 - 29 September) Thierry Tulasne (FRA) def. Mats Wilander (SWE) 0-6 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-0
 1984 (01 - 07 October) Mats Wilander (SWE) def. Joakim Nystrom (SWE) 7-6 6-4 0-6 6-2
 1983 (03 - 09 October) Mats Wilander (SWE) def. Guillermo Vilas (ARG) 6-0 6-3 6-1
 1982 (05 - 11 October) Mats Wilander (SWE) def. Guillermo Vilas (ARG) 6-3 6-4 6-3
 1981 (05 - 11 October) Ivan Lendl (TCH) def. Guillermo Vilas (ARG) 6-0 6-3 6-0
 1980 (06 - 12 October) Ivan Lendl (TCH) def. Guillermo Vilas (ARG) 6-4 5-7 6-4 4-6 6-1
 1979 (08 - 14 October) Hans Gildemeister (CHI) def. Eddie Dibbs (USA) 6-4 6-3 6-1
 1978 (09 - 15 October) Balazs Taroczy (HUN) def. Ilie Nastase (ROU) 1-6 7-5 4-6 6-3 6-4
 1977 (17 - 23 October) Bjorn Borg (SWE) def. Manuel Orantes (ESP) 6-2 7-5 6-2
 1976 (18 - 24 October) Manuel Orantes (ESP) def. Eddie Dibbs (USA) 6-1 2-6 2-6 7-5 6-4
 1975 (13 - 19 October) Bjorn Borg (SWE) def. Adriano Panatta (ITA) 1-6 7-6 6-3 6-2
 1974 (14 - 20 October) Ilie Nastase (ROU) def. Manuel Orantes (ESP) 8-6 9-7 6-3
 1973 (08 - 14 October) Ilie Nastase (ROU) def. Manuel Orantes (ESP) 2-6 6-1 8-6 6-4
 1972 (16 - 22 October) Jan Kodes (TCH) def. Manuel Orantes (ESP) 6-3 6-2 6-4
 1971 (18 - 24 October) Manuel Orantes (ESP) def. Bob Lutz (USA) 6-4 6-3 6-4
 1970 (19 - 25 October) Manuel Santana (ESP) def. Rod Laver (AUS) 6-4 6-3 6-4
 1969 (12 - 18 May) Manuel Orantes (ESP) def. Manuel Santana (ESP) 6-4 7-5 6-4
 1968 (17 - 23 June) Martin Mulligan (ITA) def. Ingo Buding (RFA) 6-0 6-1 6-0
 1967 (12 - 18 June) Martin Mulligan (ITA) def. Rafael Osuna (MEX) 5-7 7-5 6-4 6-3
 1966 (16 - 22 May) Thomas Koch (BRA) def. Nicola Pilic (YUG) 6-3 6-2 3-6 7-5
 1965 (31 - 06 June) Juan Gisbert (ESP) def. Martin Mulligan (ITA) 6-4 4-6 6-1 2-6 6-2
 1964 (01 - 07 June) Roy Emerson (AUS) def. Manuel Santana (ESP) 2-6 7-5 6-3 6-3
 1963 (03 - 09 June) Roy Emerson (AUS) def. Juan M. Couder (ESP) 0-6 6-4 6-3 4-6 6-3
 1962 (04 - 10 June) Manuel Santana (ESP) def. Ramanathan Krishnan (IND) 3-6 6-3 6-4 8-6
 1961 (05 - 11 June) Roy Emerson (AUS) def. Manuel Santana (ESP) 6-4 6-4 6-1
 1960 (30 - 05 June) Andrés Gimeno (ESP) def. Giuseppe Merlo (ITA) 6-1 6-2 6-1
 1959 (01 - 07 June) Neale Fraser (AUS) def. Roy Emerson (AUS) 6-2 6-4 3-6 6-2
 1958 (12 - 18 May) Sven Davidson (SWE) def. Mervyn Rose (AUS) 4-6 6-2 7-5 6-1
 1957 (03 - 19 May) Herbert Flam (USA) def. Mervyn Rose (AUS) 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-4
 1956 (28 - 03 June) Herbert Flam (USA) def. Bob Howe (AUS) 6-2 6-3 6-0 13-7
 1955 (10 - 15 May) Art Larsen (USA) def. Budge Patty (USA) 7-5 3-6 7-5 2-6 6-4
 1954 (11 - 16 May) Tony Trabert (USA) def. Vic Seixas (USA) 6-0 6-1 6-3
 1953 (03 - 07 June) Vic Seixas (USA) def. Enrique Morea (ARG) 6-3 6-4 22-20


Doubles finalists
 2011 (16 - 24 April) S. Gonzalez / S. Lipsky def. B. Bryan / M. Bryan 5-7 6-2 12-10
 2010 (19 - 25 April) N.Zimonjic / D. Nestor def L. Hewitt / M. Knowles 4-6 6-3 10-6
 2009 (20 - 26 April) D. Nestor / N. Zimonjic (CAN/SRB) def. M. Bhupathi / M. Knowles (IND/BAH) 6-3 7-6(9)
 2008 (28 - 4 May) B. Bryan / M. Bryan (USA) def. M. Fyrstenberg / M. Matkowski (POL) 6-3 6-2
 2007 (23 – 39 April) def. . Pavel / def . Waske (ROU/GER) def. R. Nadal / B. Salvà (ESP) 6-3 7-6(1)
 2006 (24 – 30 April) M. Knowles / D. Nestor (BAH/CAN) def. M. Fyrstenberg / M. Matkowski (POL) 6-2 6-7(4) (10-5)
 2005 (18 - 24 April) L. Paes / N. Zimonjic def F. López / R. Nadal 6-3 6-3
 2004 (24 - 2 May) M. Knowles / D. Nestor def M. Hood / S. Prieto 4-6 6-3 6-4
 2003 (19 - 27 April) M. Bryan / B. Bryan def C. Haggard / R. Koenig 6-4 6-3
 2002 (20 - 28 April) M. Hill / D. Vacek def L. Arnold / G. Etlis 6-4 6-4
 2001 (21 - 29 April) D. Johnson / J. Palmer def T. Robredo / F. Vicente 7-6(2) 6-4
 2000 (22 - 30 April) N. Kulti / M. Tillström def P. Haarhuis / S. Stolle 6-2 6-7(2) 7-6(5)
 1999 (10 - 18 April) P. Haarhuis / Y. Kafelnikov def Bertolini / Brandi 7-5 6-3
 1998 (11 - 19 April) J. Eltingh / P. Haarhuis def E. Ferreira / R. Leach 7-5 6-0
 1997 (13 - 21 April) J. Burillo / def . Berasategui def P. Albano / def . Corretja 6-3 7-5
 1996 (13 - 21 April) L. Lobo / J. Sánchez def T.Kronemann / D.Macpherson 6-2 6-4
 1995 (08 - 16 April) T.Kronemann / D.Macpherson def A. Gaudenzi - G. Ivanisevic 5-7 6-1 6-4
 1994 (02 - 10 April) Y. Kafelnikov / D. Rikl def J. Courier / J. Sánchez 5-7 6-1 6-4
 1993 (03 - 11 April) S. Cannon / S. Melville def S. Casal / E. Sánchez 7-6 6-1
 1992 (04 - 12 April) def. . Gómez / J. Sánchez def I. Lendl / K. Novacek 6-4 6-4
 1991 (06 - 14 April) H. De la peña / D. Nargiso def B. Becker / E. Jelen 3-6 7-6 6-4
 1990 (09 - 15 April) def. . Gómez / J. Sánchez def S.Casal / E. Sánchez 7-6 7-5
 1989 (18 - 24 September) G. Luza / C. Miniussi def S. Casal / T. Smid 6-3 6-3
 1988 (12 - 17 September) S. Casal / E. Sánchez def C. Mezzadri / D. Pérez 6-4 6-3
 1987 (21 - 27 September) M. Mecir / T. Smid def J. Frana / C. Miniussi 6-1 6-2
 1986 (22 - 28 September) J.Gunmarsson / J. Nystrom def C. Di Laura / C. Panatta 6-3 6-4
 1985 (23 - 29 September) S. Casal / E. Sánchez def J. Gunarsson / M. Mortensen 6-3 6-3
 1984 (01 - 07 October) P. Slozil / T. Smid def M. Jaite / V. Pecci 6-2 6-0
 1983 (03 - 09 October) def. . Jarryd / H. Simonsson def J. Gurfein / E. Iskersky 7-5 6-3
 1982 (05 - 11 October) def. . Jarryd / H. Simonsson def C. Kirmayr / C. Motta 6-3 6-2
 1981 (05 - 11 October) def. . Jarryd / H. Simonsson def H. Gildemeister / def . Gómez 6-1 6-4
 1980 (06 - 12 October) S. Denton / I. Lendl def P. Slozil / B. Taroczy 6-2 6-7 6-3
 1979 (08 - 14 October) P. Bertolucci / def . Panatta def C. Kirmayr / C. Motta 6-4 6-3
 1978 (09 - 15 October) Z.Franulovic / H.Gildemeister def J. Haillet / G. Moretton 6-1 6-4
 1977 (17 - 23 October) W. Fibak / J. Kodes def B. Hewitt / F. McMillan 6-0 6-4
 1976 (18 - 24 October) B. Gottfried / R. Ramírez def B. Hewitt / F. McMillan 7-6 6-4
 1975 (13 - 19 October) B. Borg / G. Vilas def W. Fibak / K. Meiler 3-6 6-4 6-3
 1974 (14 - 20 October) I. Nastase / J. Gisbert def M. Orantes / G. Vilas 3-6 6-0 6-2
 1973 (08 - 14 October) I. Nastase / T. Okker def M. Orantes / def . Muñoz 4-6 6-3 6-2
 1972 (16 - 22 October) M. Orantes / J. Gisbert def I. Nastase / F. MacMillan 6-3 3-6 6-4
 1971 (18 - 24 October) Z. Franulovich / J. Gisbert def A. Gimeno / C. Drysdale 7-6 6-2 7-6
 1970 (19 - 25 October) M. Santana / L. Hoad def R. Laver / def . Gimeno 6-4 9-7 7-5
 1969 (12 - 18 May) P . Rodríguez / M. Orantes def T. Addison / R. Koldie 8-10 6-3 6-1 5-7 6-2
 1968 (17 - 23 June) P. Rodríguez / C. Fernández def T. Koch / J.E. Mandarino 6-2 3-6 6-3 6-1 6-4
 1967 (12 - 18 June) J.E. Mandarino / T. Koch def R. Osuna / R. Khrisnan 6-2 6-4 8-6
 1966 (16 - 22 May) R. Emerson / F. Stolle def T. Koch / J.E. Mandarino 9-7 6-4
 1965 (31 - 06 June) R. Emerson / R. Khrisnan def M. Santana / J.L. Arilla 6-2 6-1 6-1
 1964 (01 - 07 June) R. Emerson / K. Fletcher def E. Soriano / J.E. Mandarino 6-3 8-6 1-6 5-7 6-3
 1963 (03 - 09 June) R. Emerson / M. Santana def J.L. Arilla / E. Soriano 5-7 6-2 3-6 7-5 6-3
 1962 (04 - 10 June) N. Fraser / R. Emerson def F. Stolle / B. Hewitt 8-6 8-6 6-4
 1961 (05 - 11 June) B. Hewitt / F. Stolle def M. Santana / B. Mark 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-4
 1960 (30 - 05 June) N. Fraser / R. Emerson def A. Gimeno / J.L. Arilla 6-4 6-0 6-4
 1959 (01 - 07 June) N. Fraser / R. Emerson def L. Ayala / R. Laver 6-2 4-6 6-4 13-11
 1958 (12 - 18 May) J. Drobny / B. Patty def M. Rose / M. Woodcok 7-5 6-3 6-2
 1957 (03 - 19 May) M. Rose / B. Howe def H. Flam / S. Schwartz 6-3 6-3 5-7 6-1
 1956 (28 - 03 June) L. Hoad / D. Candy def A. Larsen / B. Howe 6-1 6-1 6-2
 1955 (10 - 15 May) M. Rose / G. Worthington def B. Patty / def . Larsen 6-2 2-6 6-2 6-1
 1954 (11 - 16 May) V. Seixas / T. Trabert def T. Arkinstall / M. Fox 6-3 6-4 6-2
 1953 (03 - 07 June) V. Seixas / E. Morea def L. Bergelin / J. Bartroli 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-1
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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 06:11:05 PM »
OMG, that trophy is freaking huge. Great entry list btw. This is going to be a very strong tournament.

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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 06:33:02 PM »
Wow, what a loaded draw. I don't recall it being this good.

See, guys, my players used to win tournaments at one time!

2004 (24 - 2 May) Tommy Robredo (ESP) def. Gastón Gaudio (ARG) 6-3 4-6 6-2 3-6 6-3
2003 (19 - 27 April) Carlos Moyà (ESP) def. Marat Safin (RUS) 5-7 6-2 6-2 3-0 ret.
2002 (20 - 28 April) Gastón Gaudio (ARG) def. Albert Costa (ESP) 6-4 6-0 6-2
2000 (22 - 30 April) Marat Safin (RUS) def. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) 6-3 6-3 6-4
1998 (11 - 19 April) Todd Martin (USA) def. Alberto Berastegui (ESP) 6-2 1-6 6-3 6-2 - WOW!! :shocking:

conchi, what's going on with my guy! Tommy Robredo?
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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 06:38:13 PM »
Records & Statistics

Winners of most singles titles
Rafael Nadal: 6 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Roy Emerson: 3 (1961-1962-1963)
Manuel Orantes: 3 (1969-1971-1976)
Mats Wilander: 3 (1982, 1983, 1984)
 
Winners of most doubles titles
Roy Emerson: 7 (1959, 1960 and 1962 w/Fraser; 1963 w/Santana; 1964 w/Fletcher; 1965 w/Krishnan; and 1966 w/Stolle)

Doubles teams winners of most titles
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser: 3 (1959, 1960 and 1962)
Anders Jarryd / Hans Simonsson: 3 (1981, 1982 and 1983)

Winner of most singles and doubles titles
10 titles
Roy Emerson / Aus
(Singles 1961-62-63; Doubles 1959-60-62-63-64-65-66)

 
Winners of both singles and doubles titles in the same year
Vic Seixas: 1953
Tony Trabert: 1954
Neale Fraser: 1959
Roy Emerson: 1963 and 1964
Manuel Orantes: 1969 and 1970
Ilie Nastase: 1973 and 1974
Björn Borg: 1975
Ivan Lendl: 1980
Andrés Gómez: 1990

Most singles finals
Manuel Orantes: 7 (winner in 1969, 1971 and 1976; and runner-up in 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1977)
Rafael Nadal: 6 (winner in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Manuel Santana: 5 (Winner in 1962-70; and runner-up in 1961-64-69)
Matts Wilander: 5 (Winner in 1982-83-84; and runner-up in 1985-87)

Most consecutive single finals
Rafael Nadal / Esp: 5 (Winner in 2005-06-07-08-09)
Guillermo Vilas / Arg: 4 (Runner-up in 1980-81-82-83)
Matts Wilander / Swe: 4 (Winner in 1982-83-84; and runner-up in 1985)

Runners-up of most single finals
Manuel Orantes / Esp: 4 (1972-73-74-77)
Guillermo Vilas / Arg: 4 (1980-81-82-83)

Most years played
Manuel Orantes: 16 (1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981 and 1983)
(15) Antonio Muñoz and Javier Sánchez
(14) José Luis Arilla, José Higueras, Emilio Sánchez, Tomàs Carbonell and Sergi Bruguera

Non-spanish most years played
(13) Thomas Muster / Aut
(12) Tomas Smid / Cze

Most spanish player in a year
(1998) 26 players
(1997) 25 players

Holders nº1 in previous editions
(1956) Lew Hoad / Aus
(1959) Neale Fraser / Aus
(1960) Neale Fraser / Aus
(1964) Roy Emerson / Aus
(1965) Roy Emerson / Aus
(1971) John Newcombe / Aus
(1973) Ilie Nastase / Rom
(1989) Ivan Lendl / Cze
(2002) Lleyton Hewitt / Aus
(2009) Rafael Nadal / Esp

most singles winners by country
(20) Spain: Andrés Gimeno; Manuel Santana (2); Juan Gisbert; Manuel Orantes (3); Emilio Sánchez; Carlos Costa; Albert Costa; Félix Mantilla; Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Moyà, Tommy Robredo and Rafael Nadal (6)
(8) Sweden: Sven Davidson; Bjorn Borg (2); Mats Wilander (3) y Kent Carlsson (2)
(6) United States: Vic Seixas; Tony Trabert; Art Larsen; Herbet Flam (2) and Todd Martin
(4) Australia: Neale Fraser and Roy Emerson (3)
(3) Czecoslovaquia.: Jan Kodes and Ivan Lendl (2)
(2) Argentina: Martín Jaite and Gastón Gaudio
(2) Austria: Thomas Muster (2)
(2) Ecuador: Andrés Gómez (2)
(2) Italy: Martin Mulligan (2)
(2) Romania: Ilie Nastase (2)
(1) Ukraine: Andrei Medvedev
(1) Brazil: Thomas Koch
(1) Hongary: Balasz Taroczy
(1) Chile: Hans Gildemeister
(1) France: Thierry Tulasne
(1) Netherlands: Richard Krajicek
(1) Russia: Marat Safin

All-Spanish singles finals
1969: Manuel Orantes def. Manuel Santana 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
1991: Emilio Sánchez def. Sergi Bruguera 6-4, 7-6, 6-2
1997: Albert Costa def. Albert Portas 7-5, 6-4, 6-4
2001: Juan Carlos Ferrero def. Carlos Moyà 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
2005: Rafael Nadal def. Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-1, 7-6, 6-3
2006: Rafael Nadal def. Tommy Robredo 6-4, 6-4, 6-0
2008: Rafael Nadal (ESP) def. David Ferrer (ESP) 6-1 4-6 6-1
2009: Rafael Nadal (ESP) def. David Ferrer (ESP) 6-2 7-5
2011: Rafael Nadal (ESP) def. David Ferrer (ESP) 6-2 6-4

Spanish single winners
12 players
Manuel Orantes (1969-71-76)
Manuel Santana (1962-70)
Andrés Gimeno (1960)
Juan Gisbert (1965)
Emilio Sánchez (1991)
Carlos Costa (1992)
Albert Costa (1997)
Félix Mantilla (1999)
Juan Carlos Ferrero (2001)
Carlos Moyà (2003)
Tommy Robredo (2004)
Rafael Nadal (2005-06-07-08-09-11)

Spanish team double winners
3 teams
Manuel Orantes / Juan Gisbert (1972)
Emilio Sánchez / Sergio Casal (1985-88)
Jordi Burillo / Alberto Berasategui (1997)
*Other Spanish players winners in doubles are:
Manuel Santana / Roy Emerson (1963)
Manuel Orantes / Patricio Rodríguez (1969)
Manuel Santana / Lew Hoad (1970)
Juan Gisbert / Zeljko Franulovic (1971)
Juan Gisbert / Ilie Nastase (1974)
Javier Sánchez / Andrés Gómes (1990)
Javier Sánchez / Luis Lobo (1996)

Left-handed singles winners
7 players
Art Larsen / USA (1955)
Neale Fraser / Aus (1959)
Thomas Koch / Bra (1966)
Manuel Orantes / Esp (1969-71-76)
Andrés Gómez / Ecu (1989-90)
Thomas Muster / Aut (1995-96)
Rafael Nadal / Esp (2005-06-07-08-09-11)

Left-handed players in a singles final
(1966) Thomas Koch / Bra def. Nicola Pilic / Yug 6-3 6-2 3-6 7-5

most games in a single final
61 games
(1953) Vic Seixas / USA def. Enrique Morea / Arg 6-3 6-4 22-20

Less games in a single final
18 games
(2011) Rafael Nadal /ESP def. David Ferrer /ESP 6-2 6-4
19 games
(1968) Martin Mulligan / Ita def. Ingo Buding / Ger 6-0 6-1 6-0
(2007) Rafael Nadal / def. Guillermo Cañas / Arg 6-3 6-4

ELlimination of top seeded in opnening singles match
(1986) Henri Leconte against Ronald Agenor (6-1 and retired)
(1992) Boris Becker against Jordi Burillo (1-6 7-6 6-4)
(1994) Jim Courier against Àlex Corretja (6-2 3-6 6-3)
(1995) Pete Sampras against Oliver Gross (1-6 6-2 6-3)
(2000) Yevgeny Kafelnikov against Carlos Moyà (6-2 7-6)
(2005) Marat Safin against José Acasuso (6-4 6-4)

The oldest singles winner
(1970) Manolo Santana (31 years, 5 months and 15 days)

The youngest singles winner
(1982) Mats Wilander (18 years, 1 month and 19 days)

singles winners in Barcelona and Roland Garros at same year
8 Players / 12 times
(1954) Tony Trabert / USA
(1963) Roy Emerson / Aus
(1973) Ilie Nastase / Rom
(1975) Bjorn Borg / Swe
(1982) Matts Wilander / Swe
(1990) Andrés Gómez / Ecu
(1995) Thomas Muster / Aut
(2005-06-07-08-11) Rafael Nadal / Esp

Repeat singles final in Barcelona and Roland Garros at same year
1 Final (1982)
Roland Garros:
Mats Wilander (Swe) def. Guillermo Vilas (Arg) 1-6 7-6 6-0 6-4
Conde de Godó:
Mats Wilander (Swe) def. Guillermo Vilas (Arg) 6-3 6-4 6-3

ROLAND GARROS CHAMPIONS IN BARCELONA
Michael Chang and Roger Federer are the only Roland Garros Champion who have never played in the tournament since 1948. (Budge Patty, Jaroslav Drobny, Ken Rosewall, Tony Trabert, Lew Hoad, Sven Davidson, Mervyn Rose, Nicola Pietrangeli, Manuel Santana, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Fred Stolle, Tony Roche, Jan Kodes, Andrés Gimeno, Ilie Nastase, Bjorn Borg, Adriano Panatta, Guillermo Vilas, Matts Wilander, Yanick Noah, Ivan Lendle, Andrés Gómez, Jim Courier, Sergi Bruguera, Thomas Muster, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Gustavo Kuerten, Carlos Moyà, Andre Agassi, Albert Costa, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Gastón Gaudio and Rafael Nadal).
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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2012, 06:42:57 PM »
OMG, that trophy is freaking huge. Great entry list btw. This is going to be a very strong tournament.

I think is the biggest trophy of the atp tour, the Queens' trophy comes second. It is also like a copy, very similar to the Davis Cup trophy.
Hope one day Djokovic will enter this event, only 2 Roland Garros have never played in the shrine of spanish tennis; Michael Chang, so sad, and Roger Federer, sadly I don't expect Roger to play this one bu who knows
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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2012, 06:56:08 PM »
I hope Murray win, but i think Nadal win.

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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2012, 07:01:52 PM »
Wow, what a loaded draw. I don't recall it being this good.

See, guys, my players used to win tournaments at one time!

2004 (24 - 2 May) Tommy Robredo (ESP) def. Gastón Gaudio (ARG) 6-3 4-6 6-2 3-6 6-3
2003 (19 - 27 April) Carlos Moyà (ESP) def. Marat Safin (RUS) 5-7 6-2 6-2 3-0 ret.
2002 (20 - 28 April) Gastón Gaudio (ARG) def. Albert Costa (ESP) 6-4 6-0 6-2
2000 (22 - 30 April) Marat Safin (RUS) def. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) 6-3 6-3 6-4
1998 (11 - 19 April) Todd Martin (USA) def. Alberto Berastegui (ESP) 6-2 1-6 6-3 6-2 - WOW!! :shocking:

conchi, what's going on with my guy! Tommy Robredo?

Gaudio is the last foreign player to win the event, Marat, was a big legend in and off the court, he speaks perfect spanish and his days and nights during the event are legendary. Martin was very underrated. shocking local favorites Bruguera and Corretja were never able to lift the trophy.

about Robredo, turning 30 in 2 weeks, got injured last year in Montecarlo when he was in top form, then also retired injured in Bastand and in his last event of 2011 he retired in Vienna. has not played in 2012. feeling for the worst, no news about a date for a comeback! he is the nicest and more likable of all the spaniards. extremely sad. the problem was that he was not able to recover -adductor hip. he hasn't posted in his website in 2012 but he has been working on his foundation, check the website, fundaciontommyrobredo, about wheelchair tennis. 
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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2012, 07:13:13 PM »
Champions
 
Vic Seixas (USA)
1953
BIRTHDATE: August 30, 1923.
BIRTHPLACE: Philadelphia (United States).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 3 (1953).

Tony Trabert (USA)
1954
BIRTHDATE: August 16, 1930.
BIRTHPLACE: Cincinatti, Ohio (United States).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 1 (1953 and 1955).

Art Larsen (USA)
1955
BIRTHDATE: April 6, 1925.
BIRTHPLACE: San Leando, California (United States).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 3 (1950).

Herbert Flam (USA)
1956 / 1957
BIRTHDATE: November 7, 1928.
BIRTHPLACE: New York (United States).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 5 (1950).

Sven Davidson (Swe)
1958
BIRTHDATE: July 13, 1928.
BIRTHPLACE: Boras (Sweden).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 3 (1957).

Neale Fraser (Aus)
1959
BIRTHDATE: October 3, 1933.
BIRTHPLACE: St. Kilda, Melbourne (Australia).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 1 (1959 and 1960).

Andrés Gimeno (ESP)
1960
BIRTHDATE: August 3, 1937.
BIRTHPLACE: Barcelona (Spain).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 9 (1969).

Roy Emerson (Aus)
1961 / 1963 / 1964
BIRTHDATE: November 3, 1936.
BIRTHPLACE: Blackheat, Queensland (Australia).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 1 (1964 and 1965).

Manuel Santana (Esp)
1962 / 1970
BIRTHDATE: May 10, 1938.
BIRTHPLACE: Madrid (Spain).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 1 (1966).

Juan Gisbert (Esp)
1965
BIRTHDATE: May 4, 1942.
BIRTHPLACE: Barcelona (Spain).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 14 (1967).

Thomas Koch (Bra)
1966
BIRTHDATE: May 11, 1945.
BIRTHPLACE: Porto Alegre (Brazil).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 12 (1967).

Martin Mulligan (Ita)
1967 / 1968
BIRTHDATE: October 18, 1940.
BIRTHPLACE: Marrickville, New South Wales (Australia).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 4 (1967).

Manuel Orantes (Esp)
1969 / 1971 / 1976
BIRTHDATE: February 6, 1949.
BIRTHPLACE: Granada (Spain).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 2 (1973).

Jan Kodes (Cze)
1972
BIRTHDATE: March 1, 1946.
BIRTHPLACE: Prague (Czecoslov.).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 5 (1973).

Ilie Nastase (Rom)
1973 / 1974
BIRTHDATE: July 19, 1946.
BIRTHPLACE: Bucarest (Romania).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 1 (1973).

Bjorn Borg (Swe)
1975 / 1977
BIRTHDATE: June 6, 1956.
BIRTHPLACE: Sodertalje (Sweden).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 1 (1977).

Balazs Taroczy (Hon)
1978
BIRTHDATE: May 9, 1954.
BIRTHPLACE: Budapest (Hongary).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 14 (1981).

Hans Gildemeister (Chi)
1979
BIRTHDATE: February 6, 1956.
BIRTHPLACE: Lima (Peru).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 14 (1979).

Ivan Lendl (Che)
1980 / 1981
BIRTHDATE: March 7, 1960.
BIRTHPLACE: Ostrava (Czecoslov.).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 1 (1983).

Mats Wilander (Swe)
1982 / 1983 / 1984
BIRTHDATE: August 22, 1964.
BIRTHPLACE: Vaxjo (Sweden).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 1 (1988).

Thierry Tulasne (Fra)
1985
BIRTHDATE: July 12, 1963.
BIRTHPLACE: Aix-les-Bains (France).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 10 (1986).

Kent Carlsson (Swe)
1986 / 1988
BIRTHDATE: January 3, 1968.
BIRTHPLACE: Eskisltuna (Sweden).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 6 (1988).

Martín Jaite (Arg)
1987
BIRTHDATE: October 9, 1964.
BIRTHPLACE: Buenos Aires (Argentina).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 10 (1990).

Andrés Gómez (Ecu)
1989 / 1990
BIRTHDATE: February 27,1960.
BIRTHPLACE: Guayaquil (Ecuador).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 4 (1990).

Emilio Sánchez (Esp)
1991
BIRTHDATE: May 29, 1965.
BIRTHPLACE: Madrid (Spain).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 7 (1989).

Carlos Costa (Esp)
1992
BIRTHDATE: April 22, 1968.
BIRTHPLACE: Barcelona (Spain).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 10 (1992).

Andrei Medvedev (Ukr)
1993
BIRTHDATE: August 31, 1974.
BIRTHPLACE: Kiev (Ukraine).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 4 (1994).

Richard Krajicek (Ned)
1994
BIRTHDATE: December 6, 1971.
BIRTHPLACE: Rotterdam (Netherlands).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 7 (1996).

Thomas Muster (Aut)
1995 - 1996
BIRTHDATE: October 2, 1967.
BIRTHPLACE: Leibnitz (Austria).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 1 (1996).

Albert Costa (Esp)
1997
BIRTHDATE: June 25, 1975.
BIRTHPLACE: Lleida (Spain).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 9 (1997).

Todd Martin (USA)
1998
BIRTHDATE: July 8, 1970.
BIRTHPLACE: Hinsdale, Illionis (United States).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 4 (1999).

Félix Mantilla (Esp)
1999
BIRTHDATE: September 23, 1974.
BIRTHPLACE: Barcelona (Spain).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 10 (1998).

Marat Safin (Rus)
2000
BIRTHDATE: January 27,1980.
BIRTHPLACE: Moscow (Russia).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 1 (2000).

Juan Carlos Ferrero (Esp)
2001
BIRTHDATE: February 12,1980.
BIRTHPLACE: Villena, Alicante (Spain).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 1 (2003).

Gastón Gaudio (Arg)
2002
BIRTHDATE: December 9,1978.
BIRTHPLACE: Buenos Aires (Argentina).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 21 (2002).

Carlos Moyà (Esp)
2003
BIRTHDATE: August 27,1976.
BIRTHPLACE: Palma de Mallorca (Spain).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 1 (1999).

Tommy Robredo (Esp)
2004
BIRTHDATE: May 1,1982.
BIRTHPLACE: Hostalric, Girona (Spain).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 12 (2004).

Rafael Nadal (Esp)
2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 /2009 /2011
BIRTHDATE: June 3,1986.
BIRTHPLACE: Manacor, Mallorca (Spain).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 1 (2008 and 2009).

Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
2010
BIRTHDATE: November 15,1983.
BIRTHPLACE: Madrid (Spain).
HIGHEST WORLD RANKING: 7 (2009).
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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 07:13:54 PM »
History of the tournament by weary

2011
Rafael Nadal returned to the throne in 2011, claiming his record sixth title after he skipped the 2010 edition of the tournament. In an all-Spanish final, Nadal defeated David Ferrer in two sets (6-2, 6,4). In the doubles, Mexican Santiago Gonzalez and his US-American partner Scott Lipsky beat the World No. 1 Bryan brothers in a close final (5-7, 6-2 and 12-10).

2010
Spain’s Fernando Verdasco won his first Trofeo Conde de Godó, beating clay court specialist Robin Söderling in the final. Defending champion Rafael Nadal did not participate due to an injury.


2009
Rafael Nadal once again wrote his name in the tournament history books, becoming the first player ever to win the event in five consecutive years. As a tribute, the club presented him with a replica of the trophy. It was also the fourth time in the history of the event that the world no. 1 would capture the title, and the fourth time that the final was a repeat of the previous year's championship match. The 2009 event was also the first with Albert Agustí serving as the new president of the RCT Barcelona-1899, and Albert Costa as the new tournament director.

2008
Rafael Nadal writes history once again to become the first player ever to win four consecutive titles. The tournament breaks previous record attendance levels with more than 110,000 visitors crowding the RCT Barcelona-1899, thanks to the extra 800 centre court seats. The tournament also presents the centre court’s new luminous scoreboards, and the new official website has a record traffic, with a 25% rise in visitors from 2007, to some 25.5 million page impressions. Juan Maria Tintoré, President of the club, is presented with a special award from the International Tennis Hall of Fame – the Golden Achievement 2008 – which recognises his over the past 15 years.

2007 With his 72nd consecutive clay court victory, Mallorca's Rafael Nadal became the fourth player in the 55-year history of the tournament to win the event on three occasions, and the second to do so in three consecutive years, emulating Swede Mats Wilander's triple triumph from 1982-1984. According to new rules adopted by the ATP, the tournament's final match was reduced from the best-of-five to best-of-three sets for the first time in its history.

2006 Rafael Nadal repeats success, before defending his title at Roland Garros. The players of the club Albert Costa and Galo Blanco announce their retirement of the professional tennis, playing their last official matches. The tournament, hosts the first edition of the SEAT Champions Cup for seniors, with John McEnroe as the main star of the competition which is won by Sergi Bruguera.

2005 Rafael Nadal wins the tournament few weeks before to conquer Roland Garros, and he becomes the first ever Spaniard to win both titles at the same year, and the eigth player in history. SEAT is 10 years as the main sponsoring of the tournament.

2004 Tommy Robredo becomes the 14th Spaniard to win the title after defeating Gaston Gaudio in the second ever Spanish-Argentine final.

2003 Carlos Moya becomes the tenth Spanish winner, with a victory over Russian Marat Safin, who retires from the first non-completed final in history.

2002 The 'Conde De Godo' trophy celebrates its 50 years. Argentine Gaston Gaudio defeats Spanish Albert Costa after the past champions ceremony.

2001 As result of the great Spanish season, the tournament lives another all-Spanish final between Carlos Moya and Juan Carlos Ferrero, who captures the title in five brilliant sets.

2000 The Spanish Royal family attends the final and hands the trophy to Russian Marat Safin who wins over Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero.

1999 The RCT Barcelona-1899 celebrates 100 years during the 'Conde de Godo' event. Another local player, Felix Mantilla, becomes the champion of the Centenary.

1997 The RCT Barcelona-1899 player, Albert Costa, wins over Albert Portas in third all-Spanish final. The Princess Cristina presents the trophy after the final played on Monday because of the rain.

1995 The top world-ranked Thomas Muster, from Austria, achieves the first of his two consecutive titles.

1992 Another RCT Barcelona-1899 player, Carlos Costa, becomes the fifth Spanish winner of the tournament with a final victory over Magnus Gustafsson from Sweden.

1991 Emilio Sanchez Vicario sets up the title after 15 years without any Spanish winner. The RCT Barcelona-1899 player defeats countryman Sergi Bruguera in one of the most brilliant all-time finals.

1990 After some calendar changes on the tour, the 'Conde De Godo' trophy moves to European clay-court season in spring, just some weeks before Roland Garros. Barcelona becomes one of the protected events by the ATP.

1985 Carlos Godo Valls, the 'Conde De Godo', is invested with the Olympic Order by the President of International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch. The ceremony takes place on centre court before Thierry Tuslane's victory.

1983 Argentine Guillermo Vilas loses his fourth consecutive final in Barcelona.

1982 Swedish Mats Wilander wins the first of his three straight titles on centre court of RCT Barcelona-1899.

1980 The 'Conde De Godo' trophy is strongly recognised as the most important event in the autumn season, and as one of the main tournaments in the professional calendar. Czech Ivan Lend wins over Guillermo Vilas from Argentina, in a delighting match.

1976 Manuel Orantes achieves his third title beating American Eddie Dibbs in the final-match.

1975 Swedish star Bjorn Borg captures the victory over Italian Adriano Panatta. The tournament breaks attendance records and media audience.

1974 The RCT Barcelona-1899 celebrates 75 years during the 'Conde De Godo" event, with several activities like the Catalan Design Exhibition. Most of Design Schools of the city create a poster for the tournament. The club also opens its new house. Romania's Ilie Nastase wins his second straight title with a victory over Manuel Orantes.

1972 Manuel Orantes and Juan Gisbert capture the first ever-Spanish team victory in a doubles draw.

1970 When professionalism comes into the international tennis circuits, the 'Conde De Godo' trophy becomes Open, accepting amateur and professional players. Spain's Manuel Santana wins the first Open title over Australian Rod Laver

1969 Manuel Orantes gets his first of three titles with a victory over Manuel Santana in the first ever all-Spanish final. The match is played four months later because of rain and the international calendar.

1968 The 'Conde De Godo' trophy becomes the International Championships of Spain, after the agreement with the Spanish Tennis Federation.

1967 The centre court is known as the “talisman court” thanks to the Spanish Davis Cup team success, and it enlarges its capacity up to 8,500 spectators in a Davis Cup-tie against Russia. Italian Martin Mulligan achieves the 'Conde De Godo' trophy over Mexican Raul Osuna.

1965 Juan Gisbert defeats Italian Martin Mulligan -who was born in Australia- to clinch the third Spanish victory at the 'Conde De Godo' trophy.

1962 Manolo Santana becomes the second Spanish player to win the 'Conde De Godo' trophy, with a victory over Indian Ramanathan Krishnan in the final.

1961 Australian Roy Emerson captures the first of three singles titles winning the final over rising young Spanish star Manolo Santana.

1960 Due to it’s increasing success, the building of a new centre court is necessary, which can hold 3,000 spectators. The opening ceremony coincides with first ever-Spanish victory, when Andres Gimeno -from RCT Barcelona-1899- achieves the title with a victory over Giuseppe Merlo of Italy.

1954 After the international success of first edition, the 'Conde De Godo' Trophy changes its dates to join the European clay-court season, like Monte-Carlo and Rome.

1953 Carlos Godo Valls, the 'Conde De Godo', gave the trophy for a new international championship, in the opening of the new Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 site in Pedralbes. The new international championships followed the tradition of several past tournaments since 1903. The first edition was played from July 3rd to 7th, and American Vic Seixas was the first winner over Argentina's Enrique Morea.
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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 07:16:16 PM »
Venue

Real Club de Tenis Barcelona

The Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899 is a private tennis club in Barcelona, Spain. The facility has 18 clay courts, including a stadium court with a capacity of 7,200 and show court for 2,000 spectators. Since moving to its current location in the northwest of the city in 1953, the club has hosted the Open Godó tournament, a part of the ATP World Tour's 500 Series. Over the years, the club has hosted many Davis Cup ties of the Spanish team, including the Inter-Zonal final in 1965.

The first name of the club was Lawn-Tennis Club Barcelona.

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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2012, 07:31:30 PM »
Nice presentation of the tournament.
 
Does pista mean dirt or clay?
 
 

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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2012, 07:41:35 PM »
Wow, what a loaded draw. I don't recall it being this good.

See, guys, my players used to win tournaments at one time!

2004 (24 - 2 May) Tommy Robredo (ESP) def. Gastón Gaudio (ARG) 6-3 4-6 6-2 3-6 6-3
2003 (19 - 27 April) Carlos Moyà (ESP) def. Marat Safin (RUS) 5-7 6-2 6-2 3-0 ret.
2002 (20 - 28 April) Gastón Gaudio (ARG) def. Albert Costa (ESP) 6-4 6-0 6-2
2000 (22 - 30 April) Marat Safin (RUS) def. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) 6-3 6-3 6-4
1998 (11 - 19 April) Todd Martin (USA) def. Alberto Berastegui (ESP) 6-2 1-6 6-3 6-2 - WOW!! :shocking:

conchi, what's going on with my guy! Tommy Robredo?

Gaudio is the last foreign player to win the event, Marat, was a big legend in and off the court, he speaks perfect spanish and his days and nights during the event are legendary. Martin was very underrated. shocking local favorites Bruguera and Corretja were never able to lift the trophy.

about Robredo, turning 30 in 2 weeks, got injured last year in Montecarlo when he was in top form, then also retired injured in Bastand and in his last event of 2011 he retired in Vienna. has not played in 2012. feeling for the worst, no news about a date for a comeback! he is the nicest and more likable of all the spaniards. extremely sad. the problem was that he was not able to recover -adductor hip. he hasn't posted in his website in 2012 but he has been working on his foundation, check the website, fundaciontommyrobredo, about wheelchair tennis.

Thanks!

I just read this:

Former world No. 5 Tommy Robredo will have surgery on his left thigh next week, the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell announced. "It will most probably take me a couple of months to get back on track," said Robredo, the 2004 Barcelona champion. "If the surgery goes well, I will play in Monte Carlo and Barcelona."

Didn't make it back for MC. Barcelona? Hopefully Madrid.
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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2012, 07:56:25 PM »
OMG, that trophy is freaking huge. Great entry list btw. This is going to be a very strong tournament.

I think is the biggest trophy of the atp tour, the Queens' trophy comes second. It is also like a copy, very similar to the Davis Cup trophy.
Hope one day Djokovic will enter this event, only 2 Roland Garros have never played in the shrine of spanish tennis; Michael Chang, so sad, and Roger Federer, sadly I don't expect Roger to play this one bu who knows
well, I'd rather see Djokovic play Barcelona than Belgrade but it will probably never happen. I doubt that Fed will ever play Barcelona. I was surprised that Federeer even played Estoril a few years ago ...

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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2012, 07:58:55 PM »
Venue

Real Club de Tenis Barcelona

The Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899 is a private tennis club in Barcelona, Spain. The facility has 18 clay courts, including a stadium court with a capacity of 8,400 and show court for 2,600 spectators. Since moving to its current location in the northwest of the city in 1953, the club has hosted the Open Godó tournament, a part of the ATP World Tour's 500 Series. Over the years, the club has hosted many Davis Cup ties of the Spanish team, including the Inter-Zonal final in 1965.

Centenary club

the first International Exhibition in Barcelona, held in 1898, had much to do with the birth of the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona. The industrial and commercial boom generated by the event attracted many foreign families who moved to the city. The result was the rising number of sports fans who yet enjoyed enormous prestige in their countries of origin.

Only one year later, in 1899, many English families – the Witty, Parsons, Leask, Park, Shields or Bartows – established the Lawn Tennis Club Barcelona, as it was formerly named, under the chairmanship of Great Britain’s Consul in April, laying the foundations for one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, the Trofeo Conde de Godó, now Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.

The rising number of members over the years forced the club to move the headquarters from Calle Ganduxer to its current location in Pedralbes.

The tournament Trofeo Conde de Godó was inaugurated in the 50’s, in the 60’s the center court turned out to be the talisman for the Spanish Davis Cup Team and later the club established the first tennis school on Spanish soil. In 1999 the Real Club Tenis Barcelona celebrated 100 years and was recognized by His Majesty the King Juan Carlos I.

The 21st Century brings new improvements for the members with the inauguration of a huge Sports Center (2009) and new private parking.


The first name of the club was Lawn-Tennis Club Barcelona.

Tournamnent Area!

Access to the tournament area
The main entrance to the Open Sabadell Atlantico Barcelona tennis courts is placed at the confluence of Bosch i Gimpera and Marqués de Mulhacén streets. The ticket office is also located there, near the "Welcome Office", where the official transport and the credential zone are also placed.
The audience can go out the tournament site during the same session thanks to a special ticket that is given in the main entrance after showing the ticket.


Godó Boulevard
Tournament visitors must make a visit to the "Godó Boulevard" or "Commercial Street", where many brands show their products. Stands are 9 m2 and have tables, chairs and an electrical installation.

There are over a hundred people in charge with the maintenance and cleaning of the tournament site. This peculiar team work very hard to keep the equipment tidy. It is relevant to notice that courts are carefully taken care for months in order that players do not get any false bounce.


Courts 1, 3, 4
For eight years, Open Sabadell Atlantico Barcelona - Trofeo Conde de Godó unites courts one and two, which have became the court number one that can hold 2,600 spectators, since 2000. In this way, tournament can respond to the enormous expectation that all matches of the competition arouse provided the increasing quality of the players.

Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 arranges four courts for the tournament. Courts 3 and 4 can hold over 500 people. Another seven courts are arranged to give shelter to different services. Two of them are used to install the tribunes of the main court and another five to the Village. A team of four people takes care of them.
There are two big electronic scoreboards. One in the central court and another one in courts 1, 3 and 4 where the rest of the matches are played. There is an information screen in the square as well.

Center Court
The centre court, better known as the 'Talisman Court' has been reconstructed in 20012, increasing the total capacity by 600 places to a total of 8,400 spectators thanks to special stands installed especially for the tournament.


Formal rules
Players appreciate the known good manners and courtesy of the Catalan crowd. The foremost behaviour rules to follow during the match are:
Do not leave or occupy your seat during the game or the tie-break.
Do not speak or make any sound when the ball is in play.
Do not applaud mistakes in the service.
Do not use flashes during the game.
Keep mobile phones disconnected during the match.
For common benefit, do not smoke in your seat.

Press Office
attends to the requests of more than 350 journalists and photographers from all around the world. The office is managed by the ATP Press Service and helps journalists through the press guide and approaching players to information professionals. The press office takes on the realisation of the Open Sabadell Atlantico Barcelona programme, the official newspaper edited in collaboration with La Vanguardia, and the dissemination of results and game rules to the audience. In the same way, together with the IMG Company, manages all technical needs of radio-television.
The new press office has two spacious rooms with a work area for journalists, an interviews area, restaurant, hall, credential zone and private access.

Official Newspaper
The official newspaper, edited in close collaboration with La Vanguardia, continues its informative task of the tournament development both inside and outside the courts. The newspaper is freely distributed to spectators during the tournament dates.

Television
One more year, TVE is the official broadcaster of the Open Sabadell Atlantico Barcelona - Trofeo Conde de Godó. The current edition of the tournament will reach to Spanish tennis fans through La 2 and Teledeporte broadcasts.

Village
Since 1986, the Village is an exclusive and carpeted area where managers, sportsmen/sportswomen, politicians and VIPs meet in a pleasant and agreeable environment during the competition. In this place (access sole with invitation) sponsors have an ideal spot to attend to their clients and guests in carps of 36 m2 equipped with tables, chairs, floral decorating and a TV screen to watch the matches.

The restricted access to the Village zone -sole with invitation- is located at Bosch i Gimpera / Cardenal Vives i Tutó.


Gardening
The flower adornments situated in the entrance and the players hall consist of laurels, chrysanthemums and daisies (basically white and
yellow) which create a tasteful environment. Gardeners keep the rest of the vegetation magnificent.

Club House
Situated in one of the nearest hall to the entrance of the clubhouse, beside the restaurant, there is this place exclusively for tennis players. There, they are able to relax, watch TV, play billiards, chatting with colleagues and rivals or be informed about the activities they can carry out in Barcelona. Moreover, there are amusement machines.
In this room, the club restaurant offers a complete buffet made suitable for the special nutritional needs of high competition players.

There is also a small terrace situated close to the main entrance to enjoy the Mediterranean Sun. Players will be very grateful for this after the indoor season.
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Re: ATP - 500 Barcelona Open - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2012, 08:19:38 PM »
wow, beautiful pictures Conchita. Thank you. Do you live in Barcelona? Sorry I forgot  :).