Name: Mutua Madrid Open
Category: ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Place: Madrid, Spain
Draw Size: S-56 D-24
Prize Money: € 3,090,150
Total Financial Commitment: € 3,973,695http://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
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
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