When Will Nadal, Murray Play On Day 1 Of Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro?
The Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro begins Monday, and you can now find out when your favourite players are competing.
Rafael Nadal, a five-time Madrid champion, will begin his virtual campaign against Canadian Denis Shapovalov not before 3:30pm Madrid time. That will be Nadal’s only official match on the first day of action, but the Spaniard will also play YouTube star DjMariio in a charity match not before 4pm.
Former World No. 1 Andy Murray, who joins Nadal in Group 1, will play Frenchman Benoit Paire following Nadal’s match against DjMariio.
Matches will take place from 3pm local time, when Diego Schwartzman faces former World No. 3 David Ferrer, until 930pm, when Frances Tiafoe ends the day with a charity match against footballer Borja Iglesias. All matches will be streamed on the Mutua Madrid Open’s Facebook page.
This pioneering charity initiative will donate a total of €50,000 to the Madrid Food Bank to help reduce the social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the tournament will include a total purse of €300,000 in the two competitions (€150,000 ATP and €150,000 WTA), from which the winners will be able to decide how much they donate to their peers on Tour who are currently suffering economically.
They will all be competing in a Manolo Santana Stadium that has been recreated in exquisite detail in the video game Tennis World Tour (Nacon Gaming), and hoping to win the spoils with their PS4 controllers. This tournament will be played from 27-30 April, with the round-robin qualifying groups taking place on 27 and 28 April. The top two players in each group will advance to a knockout quarter-final draw.
Full Monday Order Of Play:
|3pm||Diego Schwartzman vs. David Ferrer|
|Followed by||Carla Suarez vs. Belinda Bencic|
|NB 3:30pm||Rafael Nadal vs. Denis Shapovalov|
|Followed by||Karolina Pliskova vs. Fiona Ferro|
|NB 4pm||Rafael Nadal vs. DjMariio (Charity)|
|Followed by||Benoit Paire vs. Andy Murray|
|NB 430pm||Johanna Konta vs. Sorana Cirstea|
|Followed by||Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Fabio Fognini|
|NB 5pm||Angelique Kerber vs. Donna Vekic|
|Followed by||David Goffin vs. Lucas Pouille|
|NB 530pm||Elena Svitolina vs. Sorana Cirstea|
|Followed by||Fabio Fognini vs. Frances Tiafoe|
|NB 6pm||Kiki Bertens vs. Angelique Kerber|
|Followed by||Alexander Zverev vs. Lucas Pouille|
|NB 630pm||Donna Vekic vs. Eugenie Bouchard|
|Followed by||Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Kei Nishikori|
|NB 7pm||Kristina Mladenovic vs. Caroline Wozniacki|
|Followed by||Alexander Zverev vs. Karen Khachanov|
|NB 730pm||Victoria Azarenka vs. Johanna Konta|
|Followed by||Dominic Thiem vs. John Isner|
|NB 8pm||Kiki Bertens vs. Eugenie Bouchard|
|Followed by||Kei Nishikori vs. Frances Tiafoe|
|NB 830pm||Bianca Andreescu vs. Caroline Wozniacki|
|Followed by||Diego Schwartzman vs. John Isner|
|NB 9pm||Bianca Andreescu vs. Madison Keys|
|NB 930pm||Borja Iglesias vs. Frances Tiafoe (Charity)|