Barcelona, Jan 2 (EFE) .- Spanish tennis player Roberto Bautista, number nine in the world rankings, has confirmed his presence in the next edition of the Conde de Godó-Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell tournament and joins Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev, who already announced their participation a few weeks ago.
Nadal, world number one and eleven times champion of the Barcelona tournament, wishes to regain the throne held by Austrian Thiem, fifth best tennis player in the world. Another confirmation is that of the Russian Medvedev, one of the sensations of last season. Bautista is already consolidated in the top-10 after a great campaign in 2019 in which he reached the semifinals of the Wimbledon tournament.
David Ferrer, sports director of the tournament, is very satisfied, but expects more additions. 'We can't be happier. At the moment everything is going perfectly, and with these names the tournament ensures to have the highest level of recent years. But we do not stop and continue working for other great players to come to Barcelona, where they have a careful treatment in a club that is a model of excellence, '' he said.RELATED
As for Bautista, Ferrer commented that he is 'an extraordinary player capable of achieving what is proposed', as evidenced by the results achieved in 2019, with victories in Doha, the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, the Wimbledon semifinal and the victory in the Davis Cup with the Spanish team.
It will be the seventh participation of Roberto Bautista in the Barcelona tournament. He did it for the first time in 2010, and has reached the quarterfinals in two editions (2015 and 2018). In 2019 he did not participate. It has nine ATP titles, of which only one, that of Stuttgart 2014, is on clay. EFE