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Top five men's singles players with most titles won at ATP Madrid Open

Published at :May 6, 2024 at 11:45 AM
Modified at :May 8, 2024 at 6:38 AM
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ANUJA MAHESHWARI


Rafael Nadal is the most successful player having won the title a record five times.

The ATP World Tour Masters 1000 was formed in 1990 and stands as one of the highest levels of tennis competition for men to compete in. These tournaments give players a stage to prove and showcase themselves and also climb to the very top of the sport.

Out of the ATP Masters tournaments one is the Madrid Open, known as the Madrid Open, is a joint men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament held in Madrid in early May. The Madrid Open transitioned from hard court to clay in 2009 is staged at the Caja Magica. Since the inaugural edition in 2002, Rafael Nadal lifted the trophy for a fifth time in 2017.

If you are wondering who has achieved the most success during this event of Madrid Open, here’s a list of the Top five players with most ATP Madrid Open singles titles.

5. Alexander Zverev (2)

Alexander “Sascha” Zverev is a German professional tennis player. He has been ranked by the ATP as high as world No. 2, and was continuously ranked in the top 10 from July 2017 to November 2022.  During 2018 Madrid Open, he defeated Dominic Thiem (6-4, 6-4) in the finals to become the only active player outside of the Big Four to have won three Masters titles. He won his second Madrid Open title post Covid against Matteo Berrettini (6-7 6-4 6-3).

*Carlos Alcaraz has also won two titles in the Madrid Open. Spaniard went back to back in 2022 and 2023.

4. Andy Murray (2)

Sir Andrew Barron Murray is a British professional tennis player. He was ranked world No. 1 by the ATP for 41 weeks, and finished as the year-end No. 1 in 2016. Murray has won three Grand Slam singles titles, two at Wimbledon (2013 and 2016) and one at the US Open (2012), and has reached eleven major finals.

Murray has won 46 ATP singles titles, including 14 Masters 1000 events. The Great Britain international defeated Gilles Simon in the final, (6–4, 7–6(8–6)) to win the singles tennis title at the 2008 Madrid Open. It was his second Masters title. Andy Murray defeated the two-time defending champion Rafael Nadal in the final, (6–3, 6–2) to win the men’s singles tennis title at the 2015 Madrid Open. It was his second title at Madrid Open.

3. Novak Djokovic (3)

The Serbian has secured 37 Masters 1000 trophies, becoming the best ATP Masters 1000 competitor so far. Djokovic is the only man to have won all nine Masters 1000 events at least once in his career and is the only player to win six Masters 1000 titles in a single season. In 2021, his sixth Paris Masters title pushed him ahead to officially become the leader of the pack at the 1000 level.

The 22-time grand slam champion defeated the reigning champion Rafael Nadal in the final, (7–5, 6–4) to win the men’s singles tennis title at the 2011 Madrid Open. He further went on to defeat Andy Murray (6–2, 3–6, 6–3) title in the 2016 Madrid Open for the second time.

Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final (6–3, 6–4) to win the men’s singles tennis title at the 2019 Madrid Open for the third time. With the win, Djokovic tied Rafael Nadal’s record of 33 Masters 1000 singles titles.

2. Roger Federer (3)

Roger Federer is second on this list with three wins in the Madrid Open Tournament, with a total of 28 trophies earned at the ATP Masters level. Roger Federer is a Swiss former professional tennis player. He was ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals for 310 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks, and finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. In his home country, he is regarded as “the greatest and most successful” Swiss sportsperson in history.

Roger Federer defeated Fernando González in the final, (7–5, 6–1, 6–0) to win the singles tennis title at the 2006 Madrid Open. He did not drop a set during the tournament. In the following year he defeated Rafael Nadal in the final, (6–4, 6–4) to clinch the men’s singles tennis title at the 2009 Madrid Open.

Roger Federer defeated Tomáš Berdych in the final, (3–6, 7–5, 7–5) to win the men’s singles tennis title at the 2012 Madrid Open. With the win, Federer won his record-tying 20th Masters title and third title at Madrid.

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1. Rafael Nadal (5)

Rafael Nadal is the most successful player in the history of the Madrid Open, winning five titles and reaching another three finals. Rafael Nadal defeated Ivan Ljubičić in the final, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–3) to win the singles tennis title at the 2005 Madrid Open.

The Spaniard defeated the reigning champion Roger Federer in a rematch of the previous year’s final, 6–4, 7–6(7–5) to win the men’s singles tennis title at the 2010 Madrid Open. Rafael Nadal defeated Stanislas Wawrinka in the final, 6–2, 6–4 to win the men’s singles tennis title at the 2013 Madrid Open.

The former WR 1 defeated Dominic Thiem in the final, 7–6(10–8), 6–4 to win the men’s singles tennis title at the 2017 Madrid Open. It was his record fifth Madrid Open title and record-equaling 30th Masters singles title.

These six are the greatest and most easily recognizable ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Mutua Madrid Open. Each player has achieved a significant number of trophies, but it’s the clay court king NADAL that comes out on top.

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