The 10 great moments of 2017 | Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
04/13/2018

The 10 great moments of 2017

The tenth swim of Nadal

After winning for the tenth time at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, an absolute record, Nadal carried out one of his particular traditions in the tournament: jumping in the pool of the Real Club Tenis Barcelona with the ball boys

Tribute to the hero of 1967

Very touching was the tribute to Martin Mulligan. Hope victory of fifty years ago was remembered on centre court. The Australian tennis player won in 1967 and repeated the following year, in 1968

 Lucky loser

The Japanese Yuichi Sugita, who later confirmed his talent climbing up the ATP ranking, got into the main draw as lucky loser and defeated first Richard Gasquet and then Pablo Carreño

 La Terraza Market, great novelty

Located on the padel courts, in the Village of the tournament, this space  was one of the great novelties of the last edition. A surprise that will be repeated this year with more surprises

 Television coverage of all matches

For the first time in history all the matches of centre court and 1 and 2 had television cameras to meet the demands of the fans.

A derby lunch

A few hours before the football match between Barça and Espanyol (April 29), the directors of both clubs celebrated their traditional lunch of brotherhood in the Village

The Rafa Nadal court

The centre court of the Real Club Tennis Barcelona, ​​considered for many years the talisman court of Spanish tennis, became known as the Rafa Nadal court. The player himself attended the "christening", a great special moment

 Pointing to 1992

Rafa Nadal, Marc López and the archer Antonio Rebollo, the archer whose arrow lit the Olympic flame in the Montjuïc stadium in 1992, marked 25th anniversary of the Olympic Games in Barcelona

 The surprise of Andy Murray

The then number 1 in the world, the Scot Andy Murray, entered the tournament, where he reached the semifinals falling to Dominic Thiem

 The disappointment of Kei Nishikori

Kei Nishikori was a last minute loss. The Japanese, very upset, was forced to withdraw. An injury forced him not to participate in a tournament that he loves and where he feels great support from the crowd.