Rafa Nadal, Barcelona Open 2016

Rafa admitted he played his worst match of the tournament in the semifinal, but it was still enough to defeat Kohlschreiber in straight sets and advance to the final.
Nadal aims to clinch his record ninth Barcelona title, while Nishikori seeks to become the third player in history (after Mats Wilander and Rafael Nadal) to lift the Conde de Godo Trophy three years in a row.

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Escort Kids con Rafael Nadal

Escort Kids con Rafael Nadal

Escort Kids con Nadal y Kohlschreiber

Jornada del 24/04/2016 en la 64º edición del Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell

Rafael Nadal entre la marea de aficionados

Kei Nishikori is the two-time defending champion:

Kei Nishikori alzando el 62 Trofeo Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

Entrega del trofeo del Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

Rafa Nadal won the tournament 8 times, the last time in 2013:

Final Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Trofeo Conde de Godó

Nishikori or Nadal, who do you think will win?

Photo credit: Banc Sabadell

Banc Sabadell Aces for Charity awards 24,000 euros to good cause

Three charitable causes were awarded through the Banc Sabadell Aces for Charity program on Saturday. At the VIP Village, president Josep Oliu handed over a check of 24,000 euros. This year’s recipients include the NGO’s Fundación Theodora, Fundación Esclerosis Múltiple and Fundación Aspasim, having received €50 for every ace during the Barcelona Open.

Entrega de los cheques de 'Aces Solidarios'

Entrega de los cheques de 'Aces Solidarios'

Entrega de los cheques de 'Aces Solidarios'

Entrega de los cheques de 'Aces Solidarios'

Source: Barcelona Open, photo credit: Banc Sabadell

Kei Nishikori and Benoit Paire, Barcelona Open 2016

Kei Nishikori stormed past Benoit Paire 6-3 6-2 to reach third consecutive Barcelona Open final. The two-time defending champion will face Rafael Nadal tomorrow.

Escort Kids de AFANOC, con el patrocinio de Banco Sabadell antes del partido Nishikori - Paire

Escort Kids de AFANOC, con el patrocinio de Banco Sabadell antes del partido Nishikori - Paire
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Rafael Nadal, Barcelona Open 2016

Rafael Nadal, who aims to lift his record ninth title in Barcelona, defeated Fabio Fognini in straight sets 6-2 7-6 to advance to the semifinal. With a win in the final on Sunday, he would equalize Guillermo Vilas record of 49 clay-court titles.

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Fabio Fognini

Nadal and Fognini

Rafael Nadal

Photo credit: Banco Sadabell

Bryan Brothers, Barcelona 2016

Former World No. 1s Bob and Mike Bryan received the “Player 10” award by Segura Viudas from Manel Serras, President of the APT (Association of Tennis Journalists in Spain) on Thursday. The award is given during the Barcelona Open each year to the player that demonstrates both strong tennis skills and good human qualities.

The Bryans, winners of 110 doubles titles, aim to clinch their third Barcelona Open title.

Jornada 21 de abril en la 64º. edición del Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell

Jornada 21 de abril en la 64º. edición del Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell

Jornada 21 de abril en la 64º. edición del Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell

Source: Barcelona Open, photo credit: Banco Sabadell

Rafael Nadal, Barcelona Open 2016

Alexander Zverev celebrated his 19th birthday with a hard-fought win over 15th Thomaz Bellucci 6-3 6-7 7-5. He’ll face Malek Jaziri in the third round.

20/04 en la 64º Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

2-time defending champion Kei Nishikori started his 2016 clay court campaign with a 6-4 6-2 victory over Thiemo de Bakker. His next opponent is Jérémy Chardy.

20/04 en la 64º Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

20/04 en la 64º Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
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