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Barcelona Open – bringing the world’s biggest tennis stars to Barcelona

By | 17 April, 2019 | 0 comments

Cataluña is home to some of the biggest tennis tradition in the whole of Spain.  It’s the land of tennis lovers and also home to a number of the world’s best players. Its courts have played host to some of the most successful Spanish players ever, such as Sergi Bruguera, Andreu Gimeno, Álex Corretja and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, among others. And Barcelona just happens to be the home of the oldest tennis club in Spain, the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, founded way back in 1899.  Its courts host one of the most important trophies and competitions in the country, the Conde Godó.

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Barcelona Open: Conde Godó

Known across Spain as the Conde de Godó, or simply the Godó, you and I probably know it better as the Barcelona Open, which is due to take place in the city between 20th and 28th April this year, welcoming one of the sporting events of the year to the city. All the biggest stars from the tennis world will take to the courts, including Rafa Nadal, Kei Nishikori, David Ferrer and Richard Gasquet, currently all top ten members of the ATP world rankings. But let’s not forget that Godó is also part of the ATP World Tour 500, and the event that scores the second biggest amount of prize money for winners. The competition is divided into two categories, men’s single and men’s doubles.

This year, all hopes are pinned to one of the best tennis players of all time, Rafa Nadal, who will try to add his ninth Godó title to his treasure-trove of wins. Nadal holds the most Barcelona Open wins of any player. To win this year, he’ll have to beat current champion, Japan’s Kei Nishijori. In the doubles, the current champions are Croatian Marin Draganja and Finnish Henri Kontinen.

But the significance of the Barcelona Open goes far beyond the prestige of a simple trophy. It’s a social event that sees Barcelona transformed far beyond the courts. Some of the biggest names in Catalan and Spanish society alike will make their way to the event, all eager to see one of the biggest sporting shows on earth.

The Barcelona Open is just another reason to enjoy the beautiful city of Barcelona. In our hotels located in the centre of Barcelona, you’ll find all the services and amenities you could ever need to enjoy one of the biggest sporting and social events of the year in Barcelona.

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