The Spanish prize of the famous Count Godot is desired by many tennis players from all over the world. This tournament for men is traditionally held in Barcelona, today it is considered very prestigious and takes second place in this category. It should be noted that the prize fund of this competition is 1.5 million euros. This tournament was founded by Count Godot and the cup was made of silver and had an oak stand, on which the names of the winners were applied. The very first of his conquerors became Seixas Vic, followed by Gimeno Andres.
The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell tennis tournament in Spain is an ATP-World Tour 500 clay tournament held after mid-April. However, since it is right between the two big clay court tournaments in Monte-Carlo and Rome (both ATP-World-Tour 1000 Masters), more sand players also play this tournament to collect points for the tennis world rankings. The other top players use this phase for recovery and training to compete optimally for the French Open in Rome. This offers good opportunities for players over 50+ of the rankings to achieve good opponents and results.
For Spain, the tournament in Barcelona at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 is one of the most important tennis tournaments. The club is the oldest tennis club in Spain. The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell has been held since 1952, giving the tournament additional history and significance. The game is played on mostly soft clay, in contrast to Rome and Paris, where you will find very hard and fast clay courts. Fernando Verdasco or Tommy Robredo or Carlos Moya could win in Barcelona in addition to the king of clay courts Rafael Nadal.
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