The Mutua Madrid Open has celebrated this year’s Players Party, which has now become a traditional gathering. The event brought together some of the players that are to take part in the tournament and various names from the world of tennis and sport in general. The party also enjoyed the presence of the current champions, Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep. The defenders of the title spoke of their satisfaction at having a world-class event in the city of Madrid and mentioned that the Mutua Madrid Open is one of the best competitions on the WTA and ATP tours. The event took place at Teatro Kapital and attendees enjoyed a relaxed atmosphere that allowed the players to let their hair down a little before the start of the tournament.
Names such as David Goffin, Grigor Dimitrov, Kristina Mladenovic, Donna Veckic or Dominic Thiem graced the red carpet from the early hours of the evening at the well-known Madrid venue. After posing for photographers at the press photocall, they all enjoyed the entertainment that had been prepared for them in the company of the Director of the Mutua Madrid Open, Manolo Santana, and its CEO and President, Gerard Tsobanian. The new Assistant Director, Feliciano López, was also in attendance.
There were plenty of excited fans who took their chance to see their heroes up close and take photos with them. Given the importance of the event, numerous media agencies were present to prepare their headlines and inform their respective readers of the glitz and glamour of the celebrations. As well as speeches from the aforementioned Nadal and Halep, there was an artistic performance involving tennis-court clay that amazed the public. The party marks the official start of this year’s Mutua Madrid Open, the 17th in the history of the tournament. As ever, it promises to be spectacular.