The Mutua Madrid Open will bring together the stars of world tennis

Antonio Arenas Mutua News

With just 36 days left until the seventeenth edition of the Mutua Madrid Open gets underway in the Caja Mágica from 4 to 13 May, the ATP and WTA have announced the list of players who have confirmed their presence in Madrid. Once again this year, the list is replete with the biggest stars on the planet, who will come to the Mutua Madrid Open in search of the title and to delight all the fans on the tenth anniversary of the Caja Mágica.

Rafa Nadal, five-time Mutua Madrid Open champion (four of them in the Caja Mágica), heads the men’s cast at the Masters 1000, which will include names like Novak Djokovic (2011 and 2016 champion), Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic, Juan Martín del Potro, Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev. While the women’s draw (WTA Premier Mandatory event) will include Simona Halep (2016 and 2017 Champion)Serena Williams (2012 and 2013 champion in Madrid, Garbiñe Muguruza, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova (2011 and 2015 champion) and Maria Sharapova (winner in 2014).

The final draw in the men’s competition, composed of 56 players, will be completed with 7 players from the qualifying rounds and 4 others who will receive a wildcard from the organisers. The women’s draw, with 64 players, will be completed with 8 players coming through qualifying and 5 invitations.

The Spanish Armada will again be well represented in Madrid. Starting with Rafa Nadal himself and Garbiñe Muguruza, and followed by the likes of Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreño Busta, Carla Suárez, Albert Ramos-Viñolas, David Ferrer and Fernando Verdasco. This year’s tournament will be a special one for Feliciano López, the only player to have played in all of the last 16 editions: in May Feliciano will be playing his 17th and final Mutua Madrid Open before taking on his new position as tournament director.

This season, the Mutua Madrid Open will be rewarding 12,401,720 euros in prizes, a 14% increase on the 2017 tournament. As with all seasons since the Mutua Madrid Open became a mixed event in 2009, the tournament continues to support equality by sharing the purse equally (€6,200,860) between the men’s and women’s competitions.

Maintaining its affordable pricing policy, ticket sales (from 7 euros) are available on the tournament’s official website and on web entradas.com.

Listed of players qualified by ranking to play in the Mutua Madrid Open – ATP Masters 1000

  1. Rafael Nadal
  2. Marin Cilic
  3. Grigor Dimitrov
  4. Alexander Zverev
  5. Juan Martín del Potro
  6. Dominic Thiem
  7. Kevin Anderson
  8. David Goffin
  9. Lucas Pouille
  10. Jack Sock
  11. Novak Djokovic
  12. Tomas Berdych
  13. Sam Querrey
  14. Roberto Bautista Agut
  15. Diego Schwartzman
  16. John Isner
  17. Fabio Fognini
  18. Pablo Carreño Busta
  19. Nick Kyrgios
  20. Stan Wawrinka
  21. Adrian Mannarino
  22. Chung Hyeon
  23. Albert Ramos-Viñolas
  24. Milos Raonic
  25. Kyle Edmund
  26. Filip Krajinovic
  27. Gilles Muller
  28. Damir Dzumhur
  29. Philipp Kohlschreiber
  30. Feliciano López
  31. Kei Nishikori
  32. Andrey Rublev
  33. David Ferrer
  34. Borna Coric
  35. Richard Gasquet
  36. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  37. Fernando Verdasco
  38. Pablo Cuevas
  39. Karen Khachanov
  40. Gael Monfils
  41. Yuichi Sugita
  42. Robin Haase
  43. Leonardo Mayer
  44. Denis Shapovalov
  45. Benoit Paire

Listed of players qualified by ranking to play in the Mutua Madrid Open – WTA Premier Mandatory:

  1. Simona Halep
  2. Serena Williams (Special Ranking)
  3. Caroline Wozniacki
  4. Garbiñe Muguruza
  5. Elina Svitolina
  6. Jelena Ostapenko
  7. Karolina Pliskova
  8. Victoria Azarenka (Special Ranking)
  9. Caroline Garcia
  10. Venus Williams
  11. Petra Kvitova
  12. Angelique Kerber
  13. Daria Kasatkina
  14. Sloane Stephens
  15. Julia Georges
  16. Johanna Konta
  17. Madison Keys
  18. Coco Vandeweghe
  19. Anastasija Sevastova
  20. Magdalena Rybarikova
  21. Kristina Mladenovic
  22. Ashleigh Barty
  23. Elise Mertens
  24. Naomi Osaka
  25. Carla Suárez Navarro
  26. Barbora Strycova
  27. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  28. Daria Gavrilova
  29. Svetlana Kuznetsova
  30. Anett Kontaveit
  31. Kiki Bertens
  32. Shuai Zhang
  33. Dominika Cibulkova
  34. Agnieszka Radwanska
  35. Laura Siegemund (Special Ranking)
  36. Sorana Cirstea
  37. Shuai Peng
  38. Lucie Safarova
  39. Ekaterina Makarova
  40. Irina-Camelia Begu
  41. Alizé Cornet
  42. Mihaela Buzarnescu
  43. Petra Martic
  44. Lesia Tsurenko
  45. Maria Sharapova
  46. Elena Vesnina
  47. Catherine Bellis
  48. Samantha Stosur
  49. Aliaksandra Sasnovich
  50. Timea Babos
  51. Timea Bacsinszky