Mutua Madrid Open 2013 – Fixtures and Tickets

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Mutua Madrid Open 2013 – Fixtures and Tickets

The Mutua Madrid Open will see the return of Rodger Federer to defend his 2012 title and attempt to win the tournament for a record 4th time in Madrid. Despite having been played on blue courts in the 2012 tournament edition the ATP decided against it for the 2013 edition. Now RED! With the winner taking home a €2,835,000 prize fund as well as the glamorous trophy.

Current

The Open takes place every year within the first week of May with this begin the 3rd May and finishing on the 12th. Since 2009 the host of the Madrid Open has been the Caja Magica after taking over from the Madrid Arena. The full name for the tournament is now The Mutua Madrid Open after receiving sponsorship for the Spanish based insurance group Mutua Manzanares.

Stadium

The Caja Magica (that in English means The Magic Box), in Madrid has 9 separate courts that are all used throughout the tournament. Centre court has a capacity of 12,442, Court 1 3,500, court 2 2,500 and courts 3 to 9 have a capacity of 250. In the 2010-11 season, it was the home stadium for the Real Madrid basketball team. It can also be used for concerts and shows. It was the venue for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 on 7 November 2010. There was plans for the capacity of courts 1 & 2 to be increased but failed due to Madrid missing out on the 2016 summer Olympics.

No shows booked at the moment.

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History

From 1990 through 2008, the tournament was classified as an ATP Masters Series event on the men’s tour. The event was held in Stockholm, Sweden from 1990 through 1994. From there the tournament moved from Stockholm to Essen, Germany in 1995. From 1996 through 2001, the event was held in Stuttgart, Germany and from 2002 through 2008 at the Madrid Arena. The tournament was played from 1990 through 2008 on indoor hard courts. In 2009, the surface became clay courts, the venue was changed to the Park Manzanares, and the tournament was expanded to include WTA professionals. In the past it has also been known as the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open and before that the Madrid Masters. Throughout the years Boris Becker holds the crown for most wins but in Madrid alone Rodger Federer stands at the top of the pile with 3 wins.

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