Mutua Madrid Open 2023: Preview, draw, schedule, how to watch and UK TV times
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The top stars from the ATP and WTA tours are heading to Madrid for this year’s Mutua Madrid Open, as the tournament gears up for two weeks of action in the Spanish capital.
Find out everything you need to know about the dates, draws, player list and how to watch the Mutua Madrid Open 2023.
When is Madrid Open 2023?
For the first time in the event’s history, the Madrid Open will be held over two weeks to become a 12-day event.
The qualification stages of the combined ATP and WTA tournament will begin on the 24 April, while main draw action will kick-off on 25 April and conclude on the 7 May.
Matches will start from 10:00 UK time.
Where is the Madrid Open taking place?
The tournament has been held at La Caja Magica since 2009 – a modern tennis complex that has the capacity to hold over 17,000 spectators across its three clay courts.
A retractable roof features across all three stadiums to provide relief from the sun and unexpected weather – a guarantee that spectators will be treated to world-class tennis regardless of the conditions.
Who are the reigning Madrid Open champions?
- Men’s singles – Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)
- Women’s singles – Ons Jabeur (TUN)
- Men’s doubles – Neal Skupski (GBR) and Wesley Koolhof (NED)
- Women’s doubles – Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) and Giuliana Olmos (MEX)
When is the Madrid Open 2023 draw?
The full draw will be available shortly. Check the link below for all the latest updates.
Which British players will be competing at the Madrid Open 2023?
Hoping to jump start her clay-court season, Emma Raducanu leads the line for the British women. After suffering a first-round defeat to Jelena Ostapenko in Stuttgart, the British No.1 will be looking to re-gain the form that led her to the third-round in Madrid last year, where she clocked straight-set victories over Tereza Martincova and Marta Kostyuk.
In the men's draw, Cam Norrie will lead the British charge in this year’s Madrid Open. Having already clinched one title on clay this year in Rio, the British No.1 will be one to watch as he goes in pursuit of a second Masters 1000 title and edges closer to the ATP top 10.
Andy Murray is also set for a return to the Spanish capital this year. The two-time champion has found success on Madrid’s red clay in the past, having beaten Gilles Simon in 2008 to lift the silverware, before overcoming five-time champion Rafael Nadal to claim a second crown in 2015.
Last year, Dan Evans helped create British history at the tournament – joining Norrie and Murray to mark the first ever ATP Masters 1000 event on clay where Great Britain had three players in the third round. The British No.2 will be seeking a lengthy run in Madrid, following a first round exit at the previous Masters event in Monte Carlo earlier this month.
Returning to defend their title is current joint world No.1’s Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof. The Madrid Open marked the first of three Masters 1000 titles for the British, Dutch duo in 2022 and will be hoping to replicate their successes as they continue their search for a first title of the year.
Meanwhile, sixth seeds Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara will have their eyes on picking up a second title on clay, after their triumph in Hamburg last year. With one title already under their belts so far this year the British, Finnish duo will be hunting down a maiden Masters 1000 title to add to their collection.
Last year’s semi-finalist Jamie Murray will be looking to go one step further as he is set to once again join forces with New Zealand’s Michael Venus in a bid for the trophy.
Reigning US Open and Nitto ATP Final champions Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram also join the doubles line up, while Norrie could team up with America’s Tommy Paul for the second year in a row.
How to watch Madrid Open 2023
Watch all the live coverage of the Madrid Masters exclusively on Prime Sport