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ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« on: May 03, 2012, 03:39:33 PM »
Name: Mutua Madrid Open
Category: ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Place: Madrid, Spain
Date: 06.05.2012-13.05.2012
Draw Size: S-56 D-24
Surface: Clay
Prize Money: € 3,090,150
Total Financial Commitment: € 3,973,695
http://www.madrid-open.com/en/

Tournamet Info

From 1990 through 2008, the tournament was classified as an ATP Masters Series event on the men's tour. The event was held in Essen, Germany in 1995 and Stockholm, Sweden from 1990 through 1994. When the tournament moved from Stockholm to Essen, the Stockholm Open continued as an ATP World Series tournament. From 1996 through 2001, the event was held in Stuttgart, Germany and from 2002 through 2008 at the Madrid Arena. The tournament was played from 1990 through 2008 on indoor hardcourts. In 2009, the surface became clay courts, the venue was changed to the Park Manzanares, and the tournament was expanded to include WTA professionals.



The Mutua Madrid Open is one of the most important tournaments on both the male and female circuit today. It has been held in the Spanish capital since 2002 and was originally a male only competition played indoors and on hard court.


 
However, in 2009 it opened its doors to the WTA circuit and changed to an outdoor clay competition. It is played in May just before the second Grand Slam of the season, the Roland Garros, in the luxurious surroundings of the Caja Magica. Since the tournament was revamped it is now a Masters 1000 event in the men’s category and a Premier event in the women’s, placed only behind the Grand Slams in terms of precedence.


 
The Mutua Madrid Open is the second most important clay court competition in the world, and beginning in 2012 will be the only clay tournament to be played on a blue surface. A glance at some of the names to have won the ATP title here in previous years points to the prestige of the tournament: Andre Agassi, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Marat Safin, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Nadal and Federer have both been crowned champion here twice, but their success is eclipsed by the Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, who have won the doubles category four times.



In 1 December 2011, Ţiriac confirmed that the blue clay surface was officially approved for the 2012 edition of the tournament, in both the ATP and WTA circuits



Past finals
Singles
2002 Andre Agassi d. Jiri Novak W / O
2003 Juan Carlos Ferrero d. Nicolás Massú 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
2004 Marat Safin d. David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
2005 Rafael Nadal d. Ivan Ljubicic 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3)
2006 Roger Federer d. Fernando González 7-5, 6-1, 6-0
2007 David Nalbandian d. Roger Federer 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
2008 Andy Murray d. Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-6(6)
2009 Roger Federer d. Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4
2010 Rafael Nadal d. Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6(5)
2011 Novak Djokovic d. Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-4
 
Doubles
2002 Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor d. Mahesh Bhupathi/Max Mirnyi 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
2003 Mahesh Bhupathi/Max Mirnyi d. Wayne Black/Kevin Ullyett 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
2004 Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor d. Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan 6-3, 6-4
2005 Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor d. Leander Paes/Nenad Zimonjić 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
2006 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan d. Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor 7-5, 6-4
2007 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan d. Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski 6-3, 7-6
2008 Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski d. Mahesh Bhupathi/Mark Knowles 6-4, 6-2
2009 Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjić d. Simon Aspelin/Wesley Moodie 5-7, 6-2, 14-12
2010 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan d. Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjić 6-3, 6-4
2011 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan d. Michael Llodra/Nenad Zimonjić 6-3, 6-3
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 03:41:23 PM »
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 03:55:14 PM »
All games will be played on blue clay?

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 06:50:01 PM »
So only the main court will be blue? :confused1:

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 07:07:02 PM »
All games will be played on blue clay?

Very good question!
I guess all the courts are blue, it would be only proper as there would be some adjustment period to get used to them.
 
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 07:17:22 PM »
good work conchita.
 
 
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 12:09:39 AM »
All games will be played on blue clay?

 
Very good question!
I guess all the courts are blue, it would be only proper as there would be some adjustment period to get used to them.
 
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all blue, including the 10 outside courts and the practise indoor courts, like the AO swimming pools.


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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 10:44:09 AM »
Murray is out with some back injury ... it sucks  :(

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 10:54:27 AM »
Murray is out with some back injury ... it sucks  :(

Really?  Bad for him...but good for Roger. :innocent:

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 10:57:59 AM »
Here comes the blue stuff!


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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 11:12:22 AM »
are we talking about the blue stuff or Roger here?  :innocent:

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 12:08:27 PM »
are we talking about the blue stuff or Roger here?  :innocent:

Well.... BOTH! :rofl_2:

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2012, 12:20:42 PM »
All games will be played on blue clay?

 
Very good question!
I guess all the courts are blue, it would be only proper as there would be some adjustment period to get used to them.
 
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all blue, including the 10 outside courts and the practise indoor courts, like the AO swimming pools.



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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2012, 01:10:35 PM »
i think i have a better idea........black clay, black balls, night matches, no lights.......
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2012, 02:01:20 PM »
i think i have a better idea........black clay, black balls, night matches, no lights.......

No, this is ridiculous

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2012, 02:10:43 PM »
Some early bits from the draw

Raonic to play Nalbandian 1R then Roger waits for the winner  :thumbs-up:

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2012, 02:32:40 PM »
Some early bits from the draw

Raonic to play Nalbandian 1R then Roger waits for the winner  :thumbs-up:

Tsonga to play Haas 1R  :thumbs-up:

Very interesting confrontation between Raonic and Nalbandian.

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2012, 03:13:31 PM »
I misunderstood the tweet.

No Haas-Tsonga. Tsonga could face Harrison in 2R.

1R rematch of Bucharest final between Simon and Fognini. 

Gasquet-Bellucci...who shows up?

Ugh! Almagro is down there with Ferrer, again   :(

Timely, Isner and Del Potro are on a collision course.

1R Andujar-Dolgolopov   :)

Kohli-Monfils...???? could be exciting since Kohlschreiber is playing well and Monfils has been MIA.
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2012, 03:39:48 PM »
Some early bits from the draw

Raonic to play Nalbandian 1R then Roger waits for the winner  :thumbs-up:

Tsonga to play Haas 1R  :thumbs-up:

What a nightmare draw for someone who will be playing their first MATCH this year on clay! :head-smack: :head-smack: :head-smack:  Both Raonic and Nalby are playing pretty good right now!  Gee.... :(