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Mladenovic, Kristina

26.04.2020 - 21:40 Uhr

The Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro begins Monday, and you can now find out when your favourite players are competing.Rafael Nadal, a five-time Madrid champion, will begin his virtual campaign against Canadian Denis Shapovalov not before 3:30pm Madrid time. That will be Nadal's only official match on the first day of action, but the Spaniard will also play YouTube star DjMariio in a charity match not before 4pm.Former World No. 1 Andy Murray, who joins Nadal in Group 1, will play Frenchman Benoit Paire following Nadal's match against DjMariio.Matches will take place from 3pm local time, when Diego Schwartzman faces former World No. 3 David Ferrer, until 930pm, when Frances Tiafoe ends the day with a charity match against footballer Borja Iglesias.This pioneering charity initiative will donate a total of €50,000 to the Madrid Food Bank to help reduce the social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the tournament will include a total purse of €300,000 in the two competitions (€150,000 ATP and €150,000 WTA), from which the winners will be able to decide how much they donate to their peers on Tour who are currently suffering economically. They will all be competing in a Manolo Santana Stadium that has been recreated in exquisite detail in the video game Tennis World Tour (Nacon Gaming), and hoping to win the spoils with their PS4 controllers. This tournament will be played from 27-30 April, with the round-robin qualifying groups taking place on 27 and 28 April. The top two players in each group will advance to a knockout quarter-final draw.Full Monday Order Of Play: Time Match 3pm Diego Schwartzman vs. David Ferrer Followed by Carla Suarez vs. Belinda Bencic NB 3:30pm Rafael Nadal vs. Denis Shapovalov Followed by Karolina Pliskova vs. Fiona Ferro NB 4pm Rafael Nadal vs. DjMariio (Charity) Followed by Benoit Paire vs. Andy Murray NB 430pm Johanna Konta vs. Sorana Cirstea Followed by Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Fabio Fognini NB 5pm Angelique Kerber vs. Donna Vekic Followed by David Goffin vs. Lucas Pouille NB 530pm Elena Svitolina vs. Sorana Cirstea Followed by Fabio Fognini vs. Frances Tiafoe NB 6pm Kiki Bertens vs. Angelique Kerber Followed by Alexander Zverev vs. Lucas Pouille NB 630pm Donna Vekic vs. Eugenie Bouchard Followed by Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Kei Nishikori NB 7pm Kristina Mladenovic vs. Caroline Wozniacki Followed by Alexander Zverev vs. Karen Khachanov NB 730pm Victoria Azarenka vs. Johanna Konta Followed by Dominic Thiem vs. John Isner NB 8pm Kiki Bertens vs. Eugenie Bouchard Followed by Kei Nishikori vs. Frances Tiafoe NB 830pm Bianca Andreescu vs. Caroline Wozniacki Followed by Diego Schwartzman vs. John Isner NB 9pm Bianca Andreescu vs. Madison Keys NB 930pm Borja Iglesias vs. Frances Tiafoe (Charity)

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05.06.2020 - 18:39 Uhr

For all their triumphs, even the game’s greatest champions have endured their share of heartache from high-stakes defeats. With that in mind, here is our topic for the third Fan Essay Contest, part of the Emirates ATP Kids Hub: If you could re-write history and turn one defeat of your favourite player into a win, what match would that be and why?Write about your memories of watching the match and how you felt after the defeat. Consider writing an alternative ending, in which your favorite player comes out on top. And perhaps write about how that alternative outcome might have changed the course of your favourite player’s career? You have until Friday 26 June at 12 noon ET to submit your essay of no more than 500 words to The best three entries will be featured on must be 18 and under to enter. Winning entries will be determined by the editorial team.Read the winners from the first essay contest and the second essay contest. Entrants are limited to one entry per essay topic, but may submit entries for each new question in the competition. There will be a new topic every three weeks. Essays must be written in English and submitted to Please do not send essays as attachments. Paste the text into the body of an email.Click here for full terms and conditions.Check out more great activities in the Emirates ATP Kids Hub.