Rafa Nadal has played 116 hours in Barcelona: a total show! | Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
03/30/2020

Rafa Nadal has played 116 hours in Barcelona: a total show!

To be able to watch and enjoy Rafa Nadal playing on his court at the Real Club Tenis Barcelona-1899 once a year is only possible if you buy a ticket to witness the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. The effort is worth it. The show is assured. Nadal never disappoints, or almost never. He has won 11 times in the tournament in 15 showings and has been on the court almost five full days.

In his 64 matches, he has spent a total of 116 hours on the court. That is the total time it has taken him to beat his opponents and to force those who had the privilege to beat him on his best stage: Alex Corretja, Nicolás Almagro, Fabio Fognini and Dominic Thiem. These are the only four tennis players who have accomplished the immense feat of eliminating Nadal at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.

The 116 hours, which is equivalent to 4.8 days or 6,960 minutes, is a speed record of victory, and is that there are very few tennis players who have not been able to overcome Nadal, but have taken a set off him.

For each edition, Nadal remains on track, on average, just over seven hours (424 minutes). One of the exceptions was at the last tournament in 2019. Nadal played only four matches when falling in the semifinals, and those were very disputed:

First round: 2h50’ against Leonardo Mayer                          

Second round: 1h.57´ante David Ferrer

Quarterfinals: 1h.43´ against Jan-Lennard Struff

Semifinals: 2h.04´ with Dominc Thiem

In total, last year he was on the track more than the average, 8h.34´, but the Majorcan played one match less as he fell in the semifinals.