- Dec 12, 2018
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has prevented the 2020 Mutua Madrid Open from taking place from 1 to 10 May and forced the ATP and WTA to postpone all activity on their tours until 13 July, the organisers of the only ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier Mandatory event played in Europe have announced the creation of the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro, an innovative tournament that will reproduce the tennis competition virtually, pitting the best tennis players in the world against each other from their homes. As a result, the biggest ATP and WTA stars will be squaring off in a Manolo Santana Stadium that has been recreated in exquisite detail in the videogame Tennis World Tour, where they will swap their rackets for games consoles.
This pioneering charity initiative will donate a total of €50,000 to the Madrid Food Bank to help reduce the social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the tournament will include a total purse of €300,000 in the two competitions (€150,000 ATP and €150,000 WTA), from which the winners will be able to decide how much they donate to their peers on Tour who are currently suffering economically.
The ATP players:
The WTA Players:
Order of play starting tomorrow: