The Ion Tiriac trophy is on public display

03 April 2012
El Trofeo Ion Tiriac de cara al públicoThe Ion Tiriac trophy is on public display

During the month of April tennis fans can catch a glimpse of the Mutua Madrid Open trophy in the Spanish capital by visiting the Wempe Joyeros jeweller store on Calle Serrano 58.

The Ion Tiriac trophy, which champions of the Mutua Madrid Open have the privilege of lifting, is on public display for the entire month of April in the Wempe Joyeros jeweller store on Calle Serrano 58, in the city of Madrid.

The award is a wonderful piece of craftsmanship that is made of gold and diamonds and it acts as the crowning jewel for the winners. The Mutua Madrid Open, which this year takes place on the blue clay courts of the Caja Mágica, will continue to bestow this trophy upon the two best players of the ten day event when it finishes on 13 May.

The stem of the trophy is embezzled with a variety of some of the greatest names to have ever graced the sport. The names that have been inscribed on the award are those of the most lauded Grand Slam winners of all time, players who have made tennis history: Margaret Smith with 24 titles, Steffi Graff with 22, Pete Sampras with 14, Rod Laver with 11 and Fred Perry, who picked up eight such awards. Along with these legends of the game, some modern players have also been included, such as Roger Federer, with 16 Grand Slams, Rafael Nadal with nine, and from the female circuit, Serena Williams, Venus Willams and Justin Henin, who have won 14, seven and seven titles respectively.

During the entire month of April tennis fans can get a taste of the Mutua Madrid Open by seeing the Ion Tiriac trophy up close in the Wempe Joyeros jewellery store (Calle Serrano 58, Madrid) before Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Ferrer, Azarenka, Sharapova and company fight it out in the Caja Mágica for the right to lift it.