Barcelona Open 2020 preview: Can Nadal make it 12?
The 68th edition of the Barcelona Open will run from April 20th – April 26th, 2020. Barcelona is an ATP 500 event and is Spain’s second most prestigious tournament following the ATP Madrid Open. Rafael Nadal will try for a 12th title in his home country.
The tournament has been hosted at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, the oldest Spanish club in history, since 1953. Spanish players have had vast success at these championships. Carlos Moya, Fernando Verdasco and Tommy Robredo have all been winners here.
There is stiff competition for Nadal this year. Defending champion, Dominic Thiem will try for his second title in Barcelona. Thiem ended Nadal’s three-year winning streak at the tournament last year defeating him in straight sets.
Kei Nishikori is a two-time champion in Barcelona and will look to win this title for the first time since 2015. Nishikori has not played this year due to a nagging right elbow injury, but is expected to make his return in February at Rotterdam.
Alexander Zverev has no points to defend this year, as he experienced a shocking first round loss to Nicolas Jarry in 2019.
Where is the tournament held?
The tournament is held at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona
What dates does the tournament run?
April 20th – April 26th, 2020
What court surface is the tournament played on?
The tournament is played on outdoor clay
How many players and how many seeds are in the draw?
There are a total of 48 men and 16 seeds in the men’s singles
Ranking Points, Singles
Winner – 500 points
Finalist – 300 points
Semi-finalist – 180 points
Quarter-finalist – 90 points
Round of 16 – 45 points
Round of 32 – 20 points
First round – 15 points
Prize Money, Singles
Winner – € 503,480
Finalist – €253,300
Semi-finalist – €129,245
Quarter-finalist – €68,000
Round of 16 – €34,520
Round of 32 – €18,165
First round – €10,185
Where can I buy tickets for the tournament?
Information about tickets can be found here https://www.tennistours.com/barcelona-open/tickets/
How can I follow the tournament without going there?
You can watch the tournament on Amazon prime video. You can also follow the tournament through the ATP tour Twitter here https://twitter.com/atptour
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