This week on courts (Madrid, Saint-Malo) – 18/2021

1000s tournaments are always showing the best of the best. This week will be full of the best tennis class.

Tennis Week 18/2021

ATP 1000 Mutua Madrid Open

Place: Madrid, Spain
May 2 – May 9
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $3 226 325
Draw size: 56

Except for Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who will play just two clay tournaments (Geneve and French Open), eight of top 10 players will be in Spain. I dare to say, this tournament is as good as Grand Slam but with the best of three matches, it gives more chances to players not named Nadal.

Who to watch: Nadal, Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Zverev, Schwartzman, Rublev, Berrettini
Our worth the money call: Tsitsipas

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WTA 1000 Mutua Madrid Open

Place: Madrid, Spain
April 29 – May 8
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $ n/a
Draw size: 64

The second week of the WTA Mutua Madrid Open is scheduled for this week. Be sure, top players will be in the field for round three and later as just the top players were on the entry list for this spectacular event.

Who to watch: Barty, Halep, Svitolina, Pliskova, Sabalenka, Kvitova, Swiatek
Our worth the money call: Barty

WTA 125 L’Open 35 de Saint-Malo

Place: Saint-Malo, France
May 3 – May 8
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $115 000
Draw size: 32

An unusually strong field of players will be on the show in WTA 125 tournament. Because of WTA 1000 tournament draw attention to almost all top 50 players, players ranked lower (50 – 100) took the Saint-Malo tournament as a great chance to play.

Who to watch: Garcia, Cornet, Hercog
Our worth the money call: Giorgi

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Next Week (19/2021) Schedule:

ATP 1000 Internazionali BNL dItalia, Roma, Italy
WTA 1000 Internazionali BNL dItalia, Roma, Italy

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Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

He currently plays with:
Racket: Wilson Clash 100
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast
Grip: Head Xtreme Soft
Shoes: Asics Gel-Game 5 Clay (for clay courts), Lotto Court (for hard courts)
Balls: Dunlop Fort All Courts and Head Championship

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