The Godó competition sees its best line-up yet
On March 13 at Barcelona City Council’s Saló de Cent, one of racket sport fans’ most awaited tennis tournaments was presented with a top-class line-up and many novelties for this year’s edition.
Strong participation from Barcelona City Council and the Barcelona Institute of Sports at the tournament
The City Council has distributed more than 1,600 tickets at educational centres to promote tennis among the city’s small folk. Through theBarcelona Institute of Sports, it also has its own stand with information on important local events and sporting projects.
A programme filled with exciting events
The municipal stand will present different events and projects linked to Barcelona sporting agenda over the coming months. Some of the highlights include:
April 23 Celebration of the medal winners who participated in the Nanjing World Roller Games 2017
April 24: Presentation of the Manifesto for Defence and Gender Equality in Sport
April 25: Presentation of the medals and trophies of the European Water Polo Championships held in Barcelona 2018.
April 26: Presentation of the City of Barcelona International Women’s Tennis Tournament
April 27: Visit from world champion Emiliano Skufca (Basque Pelota World Championships held in Barcelona 2018)
This year’s novelties
On March 24, the first BCNOPENBS eSPORTS competition kicked off. A total of 128 participants are putting their e-tennis skills to the test. The finals will be held on April 28. A tribute will be paid to Toni Nadal as this is the first time he won’t be travelling to Barcelona as Rafael Nadal’s coach. There will also be an act to commemorate the August 17 terrorist attack on the Rambles, the location selected for the traditional photograph will the tennis players.
A top-class line-up
This Saturday, Feliciano López represented players at the tennis draw held at Fan Corner. Among other important figures, the event was graced with the presence of Tom Barnes, Carlos Sánchez and Albert Costa, the tournament director. The latter is celebrating his 10th anniversary at the helm of the organisation with the best line-up in the tournament’s history. Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov, Domini Thiem, David Goffin and Novak Djokovic, who confirmed his attendance at the last minute, are the main favourites competing for the title.