Desire for tennis

The thermometers have reached up to 23 degrees at some stage during the sunny day enjoyed by the thousands of people who did not want to miss the last day of qualifying of the current Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, the Isdin Clinic with Pablo Carreño, the meeting of Feliciano López with his fans at the Fan Corner, Carlos Alcaraz’s practice, a friendly match between Felix Auger and Casper Ruud or the concert in Malmö that has put an end to one of those days that remain in the memory of the best fans.

Anyone who has been to any corner of the RCTB today will have seen queues and more queues to eat and to participate in games offered by some of the stands in the commercial street of the tournament. And, along with those queues, smiles. Many. Of adults and children. From friends, colleagues, family. Thousands of people have spent the day at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell eager to enjoy the good weather and the best clay court tennis.

The players themselves who will take part in the main draw of the tournament have also been seen smiling. They have been surrounded by a devoted crowd, many know the club almost by heart and the sensations that it will be a great tournament are unanimous. Perhaps the temperatures will drop at some point during the week, but Tsitsipas, Ruud, Alcaraz, Robredo and company are determined and focused so that the temperature of the tennis they display will increase as the days go by.