The Barcelona Open is one of the most popular tournaments on the ATP World Tour. This all-male tournament is part of the 500 series and one of the largest in Spain, second only to its predecessor, the Madrid Open. This annual tennis tournament is usually held in the final week of April, with the average temperature averaging out at around 19°C against the more demanding conditions of the summer circuit. Fancy taking a punt on the winner? Spanish superstar Radfael Nadal has scored the salver no less than nine times, with his first tournament win way back in 2005. Held at the Real Club de Tennis Barcelona, there's no better place to enjoy some Grade A tennis action. If you're itching to get out and take in the action court side, grab your Barcelona Open Tickets online at StubHub today.
A brief history of the Barcelona Open
This annual tennis event has been held every year in Barcelona, Catalonia since its inception in 1953. The tournament was a fixture of the Grand Prix tennis circuit through the 70s and 80s, before it then became part of the World Championship Tennis circuit.
Homegrown tennis stars have tended to perform best on the baking clay courts of this premier sporting venue, with Spanish players taking home a record 92 times across the single and doubles categories. American sportsman Vic Seixas was the first to take home the crown in 1953, pocketing both the single and doubles title. In more recent years, the glory has remained firmly with Radael Nadal. The sporting prodigy claimed his first win at the Barcelona Open in 2005, before walking away with the prize for four more consecutive years. He later reclaimed his winning streak in 2011 for a three year run.
Enjoying nail biting action court side at Spain's oldest tennis venue
Since its inaugural year, the Barcelona Open has remained a popular fixture for tennis fans from far and wide. Although the Madrid Open often takes the mantle of Spain's most important fixture, the Barcelona Open has been unofficially considered as Spain's very own championships since the late 1960s. Held annually at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, Spain's most established tennis venue, the tournament has become part of the very fabric of Barcelona itself.
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