One by one: who has dedicated themselves to the Madrid Open throughout history?

One by one: who has dedicated themselves to the Madrid Open throughout history?
One by one: who has dedicated themselves to the Madrid Open throughout history?

The history of Madrid Open It begins at the men’s level in 2002, when it replaced Stuttgart on the calendar, while on the women’s circuit only from 2009, starting countless unforgettable champions who burned their name in the prestigious competition.

Madrid Masters 1000 2002: the American Andre Agassi was established by winning the final by walk over to czech Jiri Novak, who retired from the match with a torn groin muscle shortly before kick-off, then eliminated Jan-Michael Charles Gambill, Feliciano López, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Sébastien Grosjean along the way.

Madrid Masters 1000 2003: the second edition of the contest would go to the venue Juan Carlos Ferrero, who would get a ticket to the decisive match by beating Wayne Ferreira, Félix Mantilla Botella, Paradorn Srichaphan and Roger Federer, to take over the trophy after eliminating Nicolás Massú.

Madrid Masters 1000 2004: On this occasion, the cup went to the Russian Marat Safin, destroying the hopes of Argentine David Nalbandian, a rival whom he would beat 6-2, 6-4 and 6-3. Before he had celebrated against Feliciano López, Stefan Koubek, Luis Horna and André Agassi.

Madrid Masters 1000 2005: After getting involved in the highest level, the promising Manacorí Rafael Nadalonly 19 years old, He would debut his record on Madrid soil by defeating Victor Hănescu, Tommy Robredo, Radek Stepanek, Robby Ginepri and Ivan Ljubicic, respectively.

Madrid Masters 1000 2006: the swiss legend Roger Federer It would be proclaimed for the first time in the Spanish capital, where it would consecutively defeat Nicolás Massú, Robin Soderling, Robby Ginepri, David Nalbandian and Fernando González, being the last final to be played in five sets.

Madrid Masters 1000 2007: the Argentinian David Nalbandian He would complete one of the most unforgettable feats at the highest level by celebrating against the entire Top 3 to win his sixth crown, first of the season.

Madrid Masters 1000 2008: the emerging british Andy Murray would defeat Gilles Simon in a final like no other, which would mean the last edition held on covered hard courts, to win for the fourth time this year, after Doha, Marseille and Cincinnati.

Madrid Masters 1000 2009: despite repeating what was achieved in 2006, Roger Federer would not steal the flashes in the clay but rather Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who would take over at that time the longest men’s tennis match in the Open Era played with the best of three sets system, a product of the battle extended during 4 hours and 3 minutes in the semifinals.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2009: in the first women’s edition of the contest, the Russian Dinara Safina She would defeat Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4 in the final.

Madrid Masters 1000 2010: the flirtatious Caja Mágica would crown for the first time Rafael Nadalwho would share the semifinals with his compatriots Nicolás Almagro and David Ferrer.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2010: The absolute surprise would be signed by the French Aravane Rezaiwho was not among the best 15 seeds and would beat Venus Williams 6-2 and 7-5, in an edition in which Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Dinara Safina appeared as the top candidates.

Madrid Masters 1000 2011: the balkan Novak Djokovic He would obtain his 24th title of his career, sixth during the season, third in the category, after Indian Wells and Miami.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2011: the czech Petra Kvitova She would inaugurate her record in Madrid, after winning the final against Victoria Azarenka, where she would later emerge twice more to become the top champion.

Madrid Masters 1000 2012: on the unforgettable occasion when the clay courts they were dyed blue to provide a better contrast with the ball, an action that would generate controversy among the players, Roger Federer He would lift the prestigious trophy for the third time.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2012: the fourth women’s edition of the WTA 1000 in Madrid would be owned by the incomparable American Serena Williamsninth seed, that would destroy the dreams of Victoria Azarenka.

Madrid Masters 1000 2013: the host Rafael Nadal It would deny the crown to the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, becoming the only opportunity in which neither of the first two seeds would reach the quarterfinals.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2013: For the first time in the history of the Madrid women’s tournament, a player retained her crown, thanks to the excellent performance of the North American Serena Williamswho would successfully defend the title by defeating Maria Sharapova.

Madrid Masters 1000 2014: thanks to Kei Nishikori’s retirement due to a back injury, the manacorí Rafael Nadal He would become the first man to retain the singles title since the tournament’s inception in 2002.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2014: after losing in the final of the previous edition, the Russian Maria Sharapova She would take revenge by winning the cup against Simona Halep by 1–6, 6–2 and 6–3.

Madrid Masters 1000 2015: the scotch Andy Murrayalready champion of two Majors, would surprise Rafael Nadal, everyone’s absolute candidate, to win his first cup on clay.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2015: second title for Petra Kvitova on the clay of Madrid by beating Svetlana Kuznetsova by a comfortable 6-1 and 6-2.

Madrid Masters 1000 2016: Just like in 2011, Novak Djokovic He would beat the rest, this time Andy Murray on the last day, to take his 29th title at the Masters 1000 level (record).

WTA 1000 Madrid 2016: the romanian Simona Halep She would win the Madrid tournament for the first time, after beating players like Misaki Doi, Karin Knapp, Timea Bacsinszky, Irina-Camelia Begu, Samantha Stosur and Dominika Cibulková.

Madrid Masters 1000 2017: the powerful lefty Rafael Nadal He would defeat Dominic Thiem in the final to win for the fifth time and stop the count, lifting his 30th title in singles of Masters 1000.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2017: on this occasion, Simona Halep She returned to take the crown after defeating France’s Kristina Mladenovic. The Romanian won the final 7-5, 6-7 (5) and 6-2.

Madrid Masters 1000 2018: the German Alexander Zverevworld number 3, would be consecrated after beating Dominic Thiem in the final, becoming the first champion not to lead the ranking since 2007, when David Nalbandian amazed the world.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2018: This was the last trophy of Petra Kvitova on Madrid soil. The top winner of the contest defeated Kiki Bertens in the final by 7-6 (6), 4-6 and 6-3.

Madrid Masters 1000 2019: coincidentally for 250th week at the head of the world ranking, Novak Djokovic31 years old at the time, triumphed to lift his third crown, after allowing himself some sporting relaxation after winning his 15th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2019: the dutch Kiki Bertens she won the cup after winning the final by a double 6-4 against Simona Halep, preventing her from equaling Kvitova’s feat of three cups in Madrid.

Madrid Masters 1000 2020: It was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2020: It was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Madrid Masters 1000 2021: It would be the fourth title in the important category for Alexander Zverev first since Madrid 2018, and the 15th title of his career overall. Novak Djokovic was the reigning champion since the tournament was last held in 2019, but did not participate.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2021: for the first time in his career, Aryna Sabalenka he kept the title. In that final she defeated the world number one: Ashleigh Barty.

Madrid Masters 1000 2022: the Murcian youth Carlos Alcarazjust turned 19, dethroned Alexander Zverev to become the sixth player capable of tipping the first five finals played in his favor.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2022: that edition would be for the Tunisian Ons Jabeurwho would enjoy her best level to win against Jessica Pegula.

Madrid Masters 1000 2023: the local gem Carlos Alcaraz He would retain the crown, beating the unexpected German Jan-Lennard Struff, from the qualifying stage, in the grand final of the event.

WTA 1000 Madrid 2023: in a match that crossed the two best tennis players of today, Aryna Sabalenka I would beat Iga Swiatek.

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