Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell is a special tournament for the Spaniards. Firstly, it’s played at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, which is the oldest Spanish tennis club. Secondly, this is the event where the Spaniards tend to show their best results and try give their most with no regard to the ranking points. If Kei Nishikori weren’t so offensive during the last few years, the local players would have become the heavy dominants in Barcelona for a decade.
Weather and Courts
It isn’t very hot in Barcelona these days. The temperature stays around the comfortable 17-20°C warm. However, high humidity owing to the sea will make playing conditions challenging to those schedules to play at night.
Starting from the middle of the week, rains are expected. They will make the air even more humid and the players will experience physical difficulties. The courts in Barcelona are tenacious. Therefore, tall and heavyweight athletes will fall short against those who perform well in the rallies.
The history of the Barcelona Open championship is very curious. Rafael Nadal holds the record number of nine titles. This year the Spaniard comes as the defending champion having defeated Kei Nishikori in 2016 final. The Japanese, by the way, is the only non-Spanish champion who has triumphed in Barcelona (in 2014 and 2015) since 2002 when the Argentine Gaston Gaudio lifted the crown.
Will Nadal secure his 10th record title in Barcelona? Chances are he will. However, there are many tough opponents on his way.
This year the draw features many strong beasts: Kei Nishikori, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, David Goffin, Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno Busta, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Richard Gasquet, Pablo Cuevas, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Thomaz Bellucci, Nicolas Almagro.
We don’t believe that David Goffin and Albert Ramos-Vinolas will be able to duplicate their stellar performance after showing their best in Monte Carlo. Probably, they will even retire. Richard Gasquet is also unlikely to be highly competitive after the appendicitis surgery he has undergone recently.
As for Pablo Cuevas, it’s a question whether he’ll be able to keep his stellar form.
So generally, these are the most competitive favorites to the title. We will publish safe tips daily.
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