One of the tennis season's biggest events begins on Sunday 5 May as the Madrid Masters brings the world's best players back to the Caja Magica for another unforgettable edition.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev and former winners Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are joined by Roger Federer, playing his first clay-court event since 2016, at the 2019 Madrid Masters, live from Madrid from 5-12 May.

MADRID MASTERS LIVE STREAMING

Madrid Masters tennis is live from 5-12 May with play starting around 12pm local/11am BST. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

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Madrid Masters 2019 Tournament Schedule

Madrid Open 2019

Date - TimeEvent Name Location
04 May 2019 10:00WTA R1Caja Magica
05 May 2019 10:00ATP & WTA R1Caja Magica
06 May 2019 11:00ATP R1 & R2/WTA R2Caja Magica
07 May 2019 11:00ATP R1 & R2/WTA R2Caja Magica
08 May 2019 11:00ATP R2/WTA R3Caja Magica
09 May 2019 11:00ATP R3/WTA quarterfinalsCaja Magica
10 May 2019 11:00ATP quarterfinals/WTA semifinalsCaja Magica
11 May 2019 12:30ATP semifinals/WTA finalCaja Magica
12 May 2019 12:30ATP finalCaja Magica

Madrid Masters Players 2019

The full entry list for the 2019 Madrid Masters has not yet been announced, but as a Masters 1000 Series event and one of the key battlegrounds in the run-up to the French Open - as well as a significant and prestigious tournament in its own right - the world's best players are sure to be headed back to the Caja Magica in 2019.

Here are some of the players who have confirmed their participation at the 2019 Madrid Masters, live from Madrid from 5-12 May 2019.

Novak Djokovic
Djokovic will lead the field at the Madrid Masters once again after surging back to world no. 1 in 2018. Fresh from capturing his fifteenth Grand Slam at the Australian Open, where he scored a crushing victory over Rafael Nadal in the final, Djokovic includes two Madrid Masters titles among his haul of 32, winning the trophy at the Caja Magica in 2011 (d. Nadal) and 2016 (d. Andy Murray).

Rafael Nadal
Spain's favourite son and the all-time Masters 1000 Series title leader with 33, Nadal has won no fewer than five titles at the Caja Magica and will go for number six in 2019, hoping to bounce back from a quarterfinal defeat to Dominic Thiem in 2018.
Nadal owns a 49-11 win-loss record at the Madrid Masters and will be hoping to reclaim the title from Zverev as the 'King of Clay' targets an incredible 12th French Open title.

Roger Federer
There was widespread excitement when Federer announced, in the wake of his Australian Open defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas, that he intended to play the French Open and one more clay-court event besides after two years of completely sitting out the clay-court season.
It's the Madrid Masters which will have the honour of being Federer's first clay-court event since Rome 2016 as the 37-year-old, three times a champion at the Caja Magica, comes back to the Madrid Open for the first time since 2015 when the 2019 edition begins on Sunday 5 May.

Alexander Zverev
Germany's Zverev returns to defend his title at the 2019 Madrid Masters. The only man apart from the 'Big Four' of Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Murray to have won more than one Masters 1000 Series title, 21-year-old Zverev has a stellar 8-1 record at the Caja Magica, claiming the trophy in 2018 when he beat John Isner, Denis Shapovalov and Dominic Thiem.

Dominic Thiem
Starting to become a fixture in the climactic stages of the Madrid Masters, the 25-year-old Austrian with the one-handed backhand finished runner-up to Nadal in 2017 and then defeated Nadal in straight sets in the 2018 quarterfinals, in what would be a preview (with a different result) of the Roland Garros final. Thiem went on to finish runner-up to Zverev - could he duplicate Nadal's 2009-11 and 2013-15 feat of reaching three consecutive Madrid Masters finals?

David Ferrer
Spain's own David Ferrer has decided to retire at the Madrid Masters and the former French Open runner-up will be sure to receive a hero's send-off from his home crowd.

Rafael Nadal has won a record five Madrid Masters titles

Madrid Masters - Top Player Records

Here are some facts about how the top players have fared at the Madrid Masters over the years.

Madrid Masters player performance: Top men

PlayerTitlesRunner-up finishesMain-draw appearancesWin-loss record2018 result
Rafael Nadal541347-8QF (lost to Dominic Thiem)
Roger Federer321135-8Did not play
Novak Djokovic201024-8R3 (lost to Kyle Edmund)
Andy Murray211127-9Did not play
Alexander Zverev1028-1Champion (d. Dominic Thiem)
Dominic Thiem02310-3Runner-up (lost to Alexander Zverev)
Kei Nishikori01716-6R2 (lost to Novak Djokovic)
Stan Wawrinka011113-11R2 (lost to Benoit Paire)
Tomas Berdych011423-14R2 (lost to Richard Gasquet)

ABOUT THE MADRID MASTERS

The Caja Magica – or 'Magic Box' - in Madrid, Spain, hosts a combined ATP and WTA tournament that has attracted masses of fans in its relatively short lifespan. Both tournaments are the second-highest calibre in tennis rank, and offer 1000 ranking points to the tournament victor. Thus, the WTA's Mutua Madrid Open is a Premier Mandatory event – requiring the attendance of all the game's elite – whilst ATP's Madrid Masters is part of the Masters 1000 Series in men's tennis.

The Madrid Masters debuted on tour in 1990. The tournament was played on indoor hard-courts from 1990 up until 2008, and during that time toured locations. Held in Stockholm, Sweden for its first five outings, it moved to Essen, Germany in 1995. From 1996 to 2001 the tournament relocated to Stuttgart, before finally coming to Madrid in 2002. It has remained there since, staying at the Madrid Arena from 2002 to 2008, and arriving at its current home of the Caja Magica in 2009.

Boris Becker won that first edition of the tournament in 1990, and continued to claim triumph in 1991. Up until 2017, the German held the record for most titles won in the tournament's history with four (1990-91, 1994, 1996) - but that all changed in 2017. 'King of Clay' Rafael Nadal has never quite been as comfortable with Madrid's high-altitude clay as he is at some other events - and was noticeably unhappy with the switch to blue clay - but the Spaniard can always count on the rapturous support of the home crowds. Winning his first title in 2005 when Madrid was a hard-court event, Nadal triumphed on the clay of the Caja Magica in 2010 and 2013-14 before a 2015 defeat to Andy Murray in the final postponed his quest for the all-time record - the Scot claiming his first triumph at the event with a 6-3 6-2 win.

Murray also beat Nadal in the semifinals in 2016, but the Spaniard would not be denied in 2017, beating an impressive lineup of Fabio Fognini, Nick Kyrgios, David Goffin, Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem to claim a record fifth title. 

Murray, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are the only other players of Nadal's era to have won the event multiple times. Federer did so in 2009 (defeating Rafael Nadal) and 2012 (defeating Tomas Berdych), while Murray first triumphed at the event in 2008 and took the title on clay in 2015. Federer's latest triumphant season was the lone year in which the event was played on blue clay – a controversial experiment which drew mixed reception from fans and players alike. Novak Djokovic stated: "I'm not really too happy about it... There is a certain rule within the ATP that the president is able to make decisions for himself without having players agree. That rule has to be changed because it is not fair... We need to feel that our opinion matters. That was not the case this time."  No other tournament in the sport's history has ever opted for blue clay, and the  Madrid Open's move back to traditional clay in 2013 set the event back on a positive track.

Djokovic joined Murray, Federer and Nadal on the list of multiple Madrid Masters champions when he captured his second title in 2016, defeating Murray in the final in what would be a preview of the French Open final, before Nadal reclaimed the title in 2017, defeating Dominic Thiem to become the all-time leader for Madrid Masters titles with five. 

The 2018 Madrid Masters saw Alexander Zverev become the first German champion as he defeated Thiem, who had beaten Nadal in the quarterfinals in a match-up that would also be played out as the French Open final, to claim the title, his third Masters 1000 Series.

Alexander Zverev claimed his third Masters 1000 Series title in Madrid in 2019

Madrid Masters Tournament Information

Mutua Madrid Open tournament information

Mutua Madrid OpenATP/WTA
Dates4-12 May 2019
LocationMadrid, Spain
VenueCaja Magica
SurfaceRed clay (outdoors)
CategoryATP Masters 1000/WTA Premier Mandatory
First played2009 (in present form)
Draw size (men)48 singles/16 doubles
Draw size (women)64 singles/28 doubles
Prize money (men)€5,719,660
Prize money (women)€4,771,360
Most titles (men)Rafael Nadal (5)
Most titles (women)Petra Kvitova (3)
Reigning men's singles championAlexander Zverev
Current men's doubles championsNikola Mektic/Alexander Peya
Reigning women's singles champion

Petra Kvitova
Current women's doubles championsEkaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina

Madrid Masters Ranking Points

Here is a breakdown of the ranking points awarded by the ATP Tour for reaching various rounds at a Masters 1000 Series event like the Madrid Masters.

ATP Masters 1000 ranking points

RoundPoints
Champion1,000
Runner-up600
Semifinalist360
Quarterfinalist180
Round of 1690
Round of 3245
Round of 6425

Madrid Masters Champions

Here is a complete list of men's singles champions at the Mutua Madrid Open, also known as the Madrid Masters.

Players still active in singles are given in bold.

Previous Madrid Masters champions

YearChampionRunner-up
2002Andre AgassiJiri Novak
2003Juan Carlos FerreroNicolas Massu
2004Marat SafinDavid Nalbandian
2005Rafael NadalIvan Ljubicic
2006Roger FedererFernando Gonzalez
2007David NalbandianRoger Federer
2008Andy MurrayGilles Simon
2009Roger Federer (2)Rafael Nadal
2010Rafael Nadal (2)Roger Federer
2011Novak DjokovicRafael Nadal
2012Roger Federer (3)Tomas Berdych
2013Rafael Nadal (3)Stan Wawrinka
2014Rafael Nadal (4)Kei Nishikori
2015Andy Murray (2)Rafael Nadal
2016Novak Djokovic (2)Andy Murray
2017Rafael Nadal (5)Dominic Thiem
2018Alexander ZverevDominic Thiem

Madrid Masters Records

Here are some of the most significant records and statistics about the Madrid Masters.

MEN'S SINGLES

Most titles
Rafael Nadal - 5 (2005, 2010, 2013-14, 2017)

Most finals reached
Rafael Nadal - 8 (2005, 2009-11, 2013-15, 2017)

Most consecutive titles
Rafael Nadal - 2 (2013-14)

Most consecutive finals
Rafael Nadal - 3 (2009-11, 2013-15)

MEN'S DOUBLES

Most titles
Bob and Mike Bryan - 5 (2006-7, 2010-11, 2013)
Daniel Nestor - 5 (2002, 2004-5, 2009, 2014)

Most consecutive titles
Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor - 2 (2004-5)
Bob and Mike Bryan - 2 (2006-7, 2010-11)

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