Barcelona Open, or the ATP Barcelona, also known as Barcelona Open BancSabadell for sponsorship reasons, is an annual men’s professional tennis tournament played in Barcelona, Spain every year. In the piece below, we have enlisted the various ways with which you can watch the 2021 Barcelona Open live streaming links and TV options.
Played on the outdoor clay surface, it is an ATP 500 Series event that draws in some of the most famous players on the tour every season.
The tournament also serves as an important build-up to the other prestigious competitions like the Italian Open, Madrid Masters, and of course, the world-famous Roland-Garros. The event takes place in the last week of April and is among the most important tennis competitions in the country. It has been around since 1953 and holds a lot of importance of the local enthusiasts.
Through the years, the event has been attended by the likes of Rafael Nadal (11-time champion), Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori, Stefanos Tsitsipas, David Ferrer, Grigor Dimitrov, David Goffin, Novak Djokovic, Fernando Verdasco, and many more.
2021 ATP Barcelona Live Schedule and Dates
More information on the schedule for the 2021 edition of the Barcelona Open will be released as soon as the ATP comes out with the official schedule for the season.
The main draw matches of the 2020 Barcelona Open were to take place from Monday, April 20 and the tournament was to go ahead till Sunday, April 26 with the qualifying matches to take place the preceding weekend, mostly from April 19-21. However, the tournament was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Player List for the 2021 ATP Barcelona Open
The Barcelona Open 2021 player list will be updated soon.
The event can be expected to be highlighted by the presence of Rafael Nadal, the local favourite and the 11-time champion here in Barcelona. He had been unbeatable on clay but showed some signs of weakness last season and things could get interesting as the likes of Dominic Thiem try and take him on.
The rest of the playing field for the 2021 ATP Barcelona will be revealed closer to the start of the tournament.
In 2019, there was no Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer participating in the contest. Alexander Zverev, who was supposed to be absent, had taken up a wild-card for the 2019 Barcelona Open. The others who had taken part last season are updated in the list below.
Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Karen Khachanov, Daniil Medvedev, Fabio Fognini, Denis Shapovalov, David Goffin, Alex de Minaur, Gilles Simon, Pablo Carreno Busta, Grigor Dimitrov, Frances Tiafoe, Lucas Pouille, Felix-Auger Aliassime, Guido Pella, Fernando Verdasco, Philipp Kohlschreiber, and more.
What Happened at the 2020 Barcelona Open?
The 2020 edition of the Barcelona Open was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dominic Thiem emerged as a surprise winner at the 2019 Barcelona Open, stalling Rafael Nadal in his tracks – and in the semifinals – as he romped to straight-set wins throughout the tournament to lift the title. A 6-4, 6-4 victory over Nadal gave him one of his biggest wins of the tournament and he then went on to crush Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-0 in the title-decider.
Kei Nishikori, the fourth seed, was the other semifinalist but he went down to Medvedev in a sterling three-setter.
Among other seeded players, second seeded Alexander Zverev was knocked out in the second round, as was Karen Khachanov, while Stefanos Tsitsipas made it to only the third round.
This event in 2018 was attended by the likes of Nadal, Djokovic, Dimitrov, Goffin, Thiem, and other renowned players on the ATP Tour. The top 16 seeds enjoyed a bye into the second round.
Right off the bat, the likes of Djokovic, Kei Nishikori, and Diego Schwartzman lost in the second round. In the meantime, Nadal continued to dominate his bracket as usual. He fought his way through the likes of Roberto Carballes Baena, Guillermo Garcia Lopez, Martin Klizan, and David Goffin to reach the final.
Meanwhile, in his opposite half, a Greek storm in the form of Stefanos Tsitsipas was brewing on the horizon. He delivered one of the most scintillating performances of his career, bulldozing past Schwartzman, Thiem, and Carreno Busta to set up the final clash with Nadal.
Even though the young Greek ultimately lost to him in the final, he sent out a strong message to the rest of the players on the ATP Tour. That event marked the beginning of his on the circuit and he eventually moved on to become the force that he is right now.
Previous 10 ATP Barcelona Winners
2009: Rafael Nadal
2010: Fernando Verdasco
2011: Rafael Nadal
2012: Rafael Nadal
2013: Rafael Nadal
2014: Kei Nishikori
2015: Kei Nishikori
2016: Rafael Nadal
2017: Rafael Nadal
2018: Rafael Nadal
2019: Dominic Thiem
2020: Not Held
Watch the 2021 ATP Barcelona Open Live Streaming
If you are looking to watch the ATP Barcelona Open live streaming for the upcoming edition on your device, then the way to go about is by signing up with Bet365.com.
Being a leading bookmaker, Bet365 live streams a plethora of sporting events from all across the world. You can follow Bet365 for pretty much any and every sport that you can imagine. What you need here is a pre-funded account with at least $10 and more. Keep in mind that geo-restrictions may be applied.
Once you have that, all you need to do is visit the live streaming tab and look for ‘ATP Barcelona Open’ or ‘ATP Barcelona live.’ This tournament is just one of the several thousand sporting events that Bet365 live streams every year on its platform.
Here is the process you can follow to watch the Barcelona Open live on your device:
- Go to www.bet365.com
- Register with www.bet365.com (or log in to your account)
- Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency). You can either let that remain in your account or should have bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
- Select the Barcelona Open live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
Please remember, this site requires you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours. Remember geo-restrictions might apply.
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In addition to Bet365, there is another bookmaker that offers live streaming services, i.e. Unibet.
Unibet.com also covers a broad spectrum of sports and tennis events like the ATP Barcelona Open. You can follow the event live on their platform by creating an account and making a small deposit of $10 or more. Also, you must have made a bet in the last 24 hours of the stream using the same account to access the live streaming link.
Lastly, you also have Tennis TV, wherein you can watch all the events on the ATP World Tour live. You can watch it anytime, anywhere, without any ads. Whether it’s a 250 series event or a Masters, Tennis TV covers all the ATP events that take place in any given season.
However, registration with Tennis TV costs $14.99/month (or you can go with the slightly cheaper annual package).
TV Guide for 2021 Barcelona Open Live
The TV guide for the tournament will be released a few days before the tournament begins.