Madrid Masters stretches to a fortnight from 2021

An expanded Madrid Masters 1000 might be contested over two weeks from 2021 as a substitute of the same old one, organisers for the ATP and WTA match mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday.

A key occasion within the clay courtroom season within the build-up to the French Open, the Madrid Masters will run from 27 April to 9 Might.

“The extension reaffirms the spirit of development on the solely mixed ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier Obligatory to be performed in Europe,” mentioned organisers of their assertion.

This yr’s version was cancelled due to coronavirus though Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andy Murray are among the many gamers who took half in a digital match the place they swapped their rackets for video games consoles.

“We’re completely satisfied to have achieved the purpose of turning into a two-week match,” mentioned Madrid Open director Feliciano Lopez.

“We sought this growth and it’s well-deserved, needed, and can enable us to take pleasure in one of the best tennis on the earth on the Caja Magica for a number of extra days.

“All of the followers will welcome this information with open arms.”

The match kicks off on 27 April with the WTA preliminary spherical, and the primary spherical of the ladies’s last draw might be performed on 29 April.

Males’s qualifying kicks off on Friday, 30 April, and the primary spherical of the boys’s draw will start on Sunday, 2 Might.

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