Masters 1000 in Madrid: Favorites, French Players, and Past Champions

Misfortune will inevitably bring happiness to others. Like last season, Novak Djokovic chose to forgo the Masters 1000 in Madrid, in order to continue his preparation alone for the big spring event: Roland-Garros. The Serbian therefore leaves the status of number 1 seed to the Italian Jannik Sinner, who has reached a milestone since January and since, above all, his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

A small peculiarity should be noted in the Spanish capital. it is a mixed tournament, where the elite of the women’s and men’s circuits meet for a competition played over twelve days, in addition to the qualifications. Among the women, Elena Rybakina took precedence over Iga Swiatek last week in Stuttgart, but the Pole is undoubtedly the best equipped to offer herself a first title in Madrid.

Who are the favorites for the Masters 1000 in Madrid?

Among the men, Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud are perhaps the four most dangerous players. The Italian leads the way in the Race and is progressing day by day on clay. Some doubts surround the physical state of the Spaniard, hit in the arm. As for the Greek and the Norwegian, they made a disconcerting return to grace, and faced each other in the final twice in the first two big tournaments on ocher, in Monte-Carlo and Barcelona. The challenge for Rafael Nadal will be to save minutes on the court in preparation for Roland-Garros.

Among the women, Iga Swiatek, even beaten in Stuttgart, remains the scarecrow of the circuit on her favorite surface. After her title in Germany, Elena Rybakina hopes to be able to annoy the queen of the circuit again. For the rest, Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff have great ambitions.

Who are the French at the Masters 1000 in Madrid?

As for several months, the tricolor ambitions are not brilliant when a tournament on clay. The two best men in the French delegation – Ugo Humbert and Adrian Mannarino – do not like the surface, even if the first impressed in Monte-Carlo. Arthur Fils has found some color in Barcelona. Gaël Monfils, Arthur Rinderknech and Luca Van Assche join the picture directly. Hugo Gaston, Lucas Pouille, Constant Lestienne, Titouan Droguet, Corentin Moutet, Richard Gasquet, Alexandre Muller, Grégoire Barrère, Terence Atmane, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Quentin Halys are entered in qualifying.

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On the women’s side, only Caroline Garcia, Clara Burel, and Diane Parry are directly qualified for the main draw, thanks to their ranking. Varvara Gracheva, Léolia Jeanjean, Océane Dodin and Fiona Ferro go through the “qualifiers”.

What are the results of the Masters 1000 in Madrid?

2023: Carlos Alcaraz / Aryna Sabalenka

2022: Carlos Alcaraz / Ons Jabeur

2021: Alexander Zverev / Aryna Sabalenka

2020: edition canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic

2019 : Novak Djokovic / Kiki Bertens

2018 : Alexander Zverev / Petra Kvitova

2017: Rafael Nadal / Simona Halep

2016 : Novak Djokovic / Simona Halep

On which channel can you watch the Masters 1000 in Madrid?

The Masters 1000 in Madrid will be broadcast on the channels ofEurosportfor the matches of the men’s tournament, and on the channels of beIN Sports for the women’s tournament matches.

2024-04-22 04:16:00
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