Novak Djokovic announced today that he will be back in Spain in May to compete in the Mutua Madrid Open. Although the world number 1 was already on the list of players registered for the tournament, today the Serbian player has confirmed on his official website that he will take part in the fourth Masters 1000 of the season. Djokovic, the champion in 2011 after beating Rafael Nadal in the final, will head an all-star cast for the fifteenth anniversary of the tournament, which will once again bring the best players on the planet to the clay of Spain’s capital.
The news means that, after his last appearance in 2012, the Mutua Madrid Open will be able to enjoy the presence of the 11-time Grand Slam champion. The best player in the world ranking, who has already triumphed this year in Melbourne, Indian Wells, Doha and Miami (last weekend), he has built an exceptional record in the last few years, consolidating his place at the top of the rankings thanks to his countless achievements at the best tournaments in the world. Djokovic picked up 11 titles in 2015 alone, including 3 majors (Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open) with an impressive record of 82 victories and six defeats.
“It’s great news that Djokovic has confirmed his presence at the tournament”, said Manolo Santana, Director of the Mutua Madrid Open. “We are delighted to be able to have the world number one, who will now join the great list of players who will be here to celebrate the 15th anniversary”, stated the Spanish legend. “We are so happy about this and also for all the spectators, who will have the chance to see today’s best player on the Caja Mágica clay, the only opportunity to see him play live in Spain”.
At the Mutua Madrid Open, Djokovic has a record of 16 victories and six defeats throughout the years he has played in the tournament. As well as his victory in 2011, the Serb starred in a passionate final in 2009, losing to Nadal in a stunning clash that will live long in the memories of the public. In 2016, all the fans will have the opportunity to see the best player in the world back in the Caja Mágica, where he will be bidding to lift the trophy again.