How To Watch 2024 Madrid Open Featuring Nadal, Alcaraz, Swiatek & More

How To Watch 2024 Madrid Open Featuring Nadal, Alcaraz, Swiatek & More

by Nurein Ahmed

The 2024 Madrid Open is a joint tournament on the ATP and WTA Tours and a crucial stop on the road to Roland Garros.

It is the first WTA 1000 clay-court tournament of the season and the second clay-court Masters 1000. This event will run for two weeks and will feature an expanded draw of 96 players.

Some of the biggest names in tennis will be playing at the 2024 Madrid Open, including five-time champion Rafael Nadal. In this article, you will find all the relevant information pertaining to the 2024 Madrid Open, including the player list, tournament schedule, prize money, and list of broadcasters.

When Does The 2024 Madrid Open Start?

The women's tournament will begin with main draw action on April 23rd with select first-round matches. The qualifying round for the women's tournament will also be concluded on the same day.

The men's tournament's main draw matches will begin a day later, on April 24th, with select first-round matches. However, both singles finals will be contested on Sunday, April 5th.

Who Is Playing The 2024 Madrid Open?

The entry list and draw for the men's tournament have been released, and there will be plenty of exciting matches from the get-go. All eyes will be on 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, who will play this tournament using a protected ranking.

Therefore, the Spaniard will begin his campaign in the first round and will play his lowest-ranked opponent ever on the ATP Tour when he faces 16-year-old American Darwin Blanch.

Jannik Sinner is the top seed at a Masters 1000 tournament for the first time following Novak Djokovic's withdrawal. Carlos Alcaraz, meanwhile, will hope to shake off a forearm injury to play this tournament. He is a two-time defending champion.

The women's tournament has familiar names looking to contend for another WTA 1000. Iga Swiatek targets to top the podium after a runner-up finish last year. Defending champion Aryna Sabalenka needs to pick up form and fast as Roland Garros approaches.

The woman in the best form heading to Madrid is Elena Rybakina, who captured the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix this past week. The high altitude in Madrid could significantly aid the Kazakh in winning her first WTA 1000 of the season.

What Is The Prize Money For The 2024 Madrid Open?

The Madrid Open is one of the few Masters 1000 tournaments that will offer equal prize money on both tours. The tournament has committed a prize money purse of €7,877,020 for each tour.

This represented a 2. 2% increase from last year's package when the event was converted into a two-week tournament. It is also the highest prize money amount in Madrid Open history.

The players competing at the 2024 Madrid Open will see a significant increase in their paychecks, except for the final. Details of prize money and points allocation have already been released by the tournament.

Where To Watch The 2024 Madrid Open?

International: Viewers will need to buy a subscription to Tennis TV (ATP) and WTA TV (WTA) for exclusive access to all courts.

Africa: Supersport and DSTV stream

Australia: BeIN Sports Australia

Canada: TSN Network

France: Eurosport

Italy: Sky Italia

MENA Region: BeIN Sports Arabia

Spain: Telefonica/Movistar, TVE

UK: Sky Tennis

USA: Tennis Channel Plus


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