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.
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.
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