The tournament features one of the best posters in its history with eleven top-20 players
The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell returns with strength after the cancellation of last year’s edition due to the pandemic. At the head of the 2021 draw will be Rafa Nadal, RCTB-1899 player and undisputed legend of this tournament with his eleven titles. “We must give great value to his presence, it is fortunate that playing here is one of his priorities,” said the tournament’s sports director, David Ferrer, during the official presentation.
“It is one of the best lists in history” added Ferrer when revealing the players who will participate in Barcelona. The level will be very high with the participation of eleven players from the top-20 of the ATP ranking. Among them, the presence of two top-10 stands out, such as the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, finalist of the 2018 edition and champion of the 2020 ATP Finals, and the Argentine Diego Schwartzman. On the list we also find other illustrious names such as the two-time champion in Barcelona (2014 and 2015), Kei Nishikori. The Japanese will participate with a protected ranking and will try to reach again what would be his fourth final on the RCTB-1899 courts.
The presence of players such as Grigor Dimitrov, David Goffin, Roberto Bautista or Pablo Carreño will raise the level of the matches and the excitement of seeing if they manage to inscribe their name for the first time in the precious Conde de Godó Trophy. To all of them we must add the players who are called to dominate the tennis of the future and who will also be in Barcelona this year, such as Jannik Sinner, Denis Shapovalov or Felix Auger-Aliassime.
In addition, as David Ferrer pointed out, “there could still be surprises” in the coming weeks in which the five players who will receive a ‘wild card’ to play the tournament will be defined. The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell will be held from April 17 to 25 at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 and in this edition so limited by the pandemic there will be exhaustive monitoring through the tournament’s digital channels and social media.