The 14th edition of the Mutua Madrid Open certainly did not disappoint – check out our top 10 matches from the Caja Majica as chosen by the Tennis TV team!
10) Novak Djokovic v Kei Nishikori
In recent years the names Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori would only appear next to each other in a draw at the latter stages of a tournament. However due to injury and prolonged stints away from the court, both have seen their rankings plummet. The pair would square off in round one in the Spanish capital. Watch the full replay now
9) Fernando Verdasco v Paulo Lorenzi
Home favourite Fernando Verdasco was looking for a 500th career win on the ATP World Tour when he took on Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi. Could the Spanish veteran achieve this amazing milestone? Watch the full replay now
8) Kyle Edmund v Novak Djokovic
Kyle Edmund has already given the Brits something to cheer about in 2018, making the semi-finals of the Australian Open and reaching his first ATP World Tour final in Marrakech. He took on former World No.1 and 2016 Mutua Madrid champion Novak Djokovic as the clay court action continued. Watch the full replay now
7) Milos Raonic v Grigor Dimitrov
Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov squared off for a fifth time in an early Madrid blockbuster. Both players had achieved career-high rankings of No.3 in the world, and with the head-to-head level at 2-2, there would be very little to separate them in round two. Watch the full replay now
6) Juan Martin del Potro v Dusan Lajovic
No.4 seed and 2018 Indian Wells champion Juan Martin del Potro came into his third-round clash against qualifier Dusan Lajovic as heavy favourite. Could the Argentine star advance in Rome? Watch the full replay now
5) Borna Coric v Dominic Thiem
Borna Coric returned to Madrid with happy memories, having stunned World No.1 Andy Murray 12 months ago. With the head-to-head with Dominic Thiem tied at 1-1, who would prevail in the third-round clash? Watch the full replay now
4) Denis Shapovalov v Kyle Edmund
The Spanish crowd were in for a treat on Friday when Denis Shapovalov and Kyle Edmund walked out onto the Arantxa Sanchez court. Enjoy all the action again as two of the game’s brightest young stars met in Madrid. Watch the full replay now
3) Rafael Nadal v Dominic Thiem
In defeating Diego Schwartzman in the previous round, Rafael Nadal surpassed John McEnroe’s record of 49 consecutive sets won on any one surface, reaching a remarkable 50 straight sets on clay. His previous loss on the surface had come against Dominic Thiem in Rome in 2017 – would history repeat itself? Watch the full replay now
2) Alexander Zverev v Denis Shapovalov
The second semi-final in Madrid saw Alexander Zverev and Denis Shapovalov take to the court with a spot in Sunday’s final at stake. The pair’s previous meeting had also come at the semi-final stage, when they had clashed in the final four of Montreal last year. The German emerged triumphant on that occasion – could Shapovalov avenge the defeat in Madrid? Watch the full replay now
1) Dominic Thiem v Alexander Zverev
…and then there were two! The 2018 Mutua Madrid Open final would be contested between 21-year old Alexander Zverev and last year’s runner-up Dominic Thiem. After a memorable week in Madrid who would lift the title? Watch the full replay now
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