Best tennis in the world is played in Barcelona. During the second half of April, the ATP Trophy of Conde Godó (Barcelona Open BancSabadell) is played at the “Real Club de Tennis of Barcelona”.
Barcelona Open has a very good reputation within the ATP Tennis circuit and it usually has the best players participating. Top players have participated during lasts editions:
Rafa Nadal (winner of 7 of last 8 editions), Juan Martín del Potro, Nikolay Davidenko, Robin Söderling, David Nabaldian, Fernando González, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Juan Carlos Ferrero, David Ferrer or Radek Stepanek among others.
|2012||Rafa Nadal (ESP)||David Ferrer (ESP)|
|2011||Rafa Nadal (ESP)||David Ferrer (ESP)|
|2010||Fer. Verdasco (ESP)||Robin Soderling (SWE)|
|2009||Rafa Nadal (ESP)||David Ferrer (ESP)|
|2008||Rafa Nadal (ESP)||David Ferrer (ESP)|
|2007||Rafa Nadal (ESP)||Guillermo Cañas (ARG)|
|2006||Rafa Nadal (ESP)||Tommy Robredo (ESP)|
|2005||Rafa Nadal (ESP)||Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)|
|2004||Tommy Robredo (ESP)||Gastón Gaudio (ARG)|
|2003||Carlos Moyà (ESP)||Marat Safin (RUS)|
|2002||Gastón Gaudio (ARG)||Albert Costa (ESP)|
|2001||Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)||Carlos Moyà (ESP)|
|2000||Marat Safin (RUS)||Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)|
Other illustrious players that played and won this tournement were: Mats Willander (1982, 83, 84), Ivan Lendl (1980, 81), Bjorn Borg (1975, 77), Manuel Santana (1962, 70), Thomas Muster (1995, 96).
Clay courts season has started and Barcelona Open is once more a compulsory stop for tennis fans. Clay courts are made of crushed shale, stone or brick which makes the ball bounce higher and slower than in any other surface, therefore points are usually longer and enjoyable for the spectator.
Tickets go from 8 to 13€ during the preliminary matches and from 23,50 to 75€ for the playoffs and they can be bought in any of these options:
Phone: 902 332 211 / +34 933 268 918
Information: www.rctb1899.es – Tel. (34) 93 203 78 52
Real Club de Tennis is located at BOSCH I GIMPERA street, 5-13, 08034 BARCELONA (Metro L3 – Palau Reial click on Barcelona Metro Map).