Tennis might have been cancelled for a while this season but that hasn’t stopped the Madrid Open organisers from coming out with a funky idea. Read more about how you can watch the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro live streaming this year, a competition which will bring together some of the top men’s and women’s players to play the game from the safety of their homes.

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What is the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro?

As the name suggests, the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro is a proposed video game which will be played by some of the top ATP and WTA players from their respective homes. In short, it’s an esports tournament of tennis organised by the Madrid Open, or the Madrid Open esports competition.

According to a media release by the official Madrid Open website, the players will exchange their tennis racquets for gaming consoles and fight out some of the others from their homes with some of the proceeds of the event going to those tennis players affected by the cancellation of tennis due to the coronavirus outbreak.

If Andrea Gaudenzi, the president of ATP is to be believed, there could be a hint of more of such tournaments to follow through this season. He said:

“The Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro will be the first online tournament on the ATP circuit, offering players and fans alike an exciting new way to connect with our sport.”

Other than this main tournament, a charity competition will also be hosted which will see some of the tennis players teaming up with these games creators in a bid to help those affected by the outbreak of this illness.

What is the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro Format?

Both men’s and women’s draw at this Madrid Open esports tournament will have 16 players participating in the competition. These 16 players will be divided into four groups of four players each and every player will play three ‘tennis’ matches.

The top two players at the end of the group stage of the competition will move into the quarterfinals from whereon the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro will be a knockout tournament.

Every match will consist of one set to three games. A tie-breaker will be played at 3-3.

Which Gaming Console will be Used at this Madrid Tennis?

The Tennis World Tour video game by Nacon Gaming has created the Manolo Santana Stadium and players will be using a PlayStation 4 console instead of their tennis racquets in this Madrid Open Virtual Pro competition.

When will the 2020 Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro be Played?

The dates for the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro were announced earlier and the competition will be held between April 27-30, 2020. The original Madrid Open was to be played in the first week of May.

What is the Madrid Open Virtual Pro Schedule and Order of Play?

The Virtual Pro draw was released at 4 pm (3 pm BST) local time on April 24, live streamed on Facebook and it’s updated below. The exact order of play and schedule has been updated below. Matches are scheduled to begin at 3 pm local time everyday between April 27 and 30.

What is the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro Quarterfinal Lineup?

Men’s Quarterfinals

  • Murray v Zverev
  • Schwartzman v Fognini
  • Tsitsipas v Ferrer
  • Goffin v Paire

Women’s Quarterfinals

  • Ferro v Vekic
  • Cirstea v Andreescu
  • Wozniacki v Konta
  • Bertens v Bencic

Madrid Open Virtual Pro Results & Tables

The results of all the matches at the Madrid Open Virtual Pro and the points table will be updated below after every match.

Check the Madrid Open Virtual Pro Results & Points Tables Here.

Who is Playing at the 2020 Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro?

The world’s top 16 players in both categories, men’s and women’s singles will be in action during the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro. More information on this will be released once players finally confirm their participation though. For now, the following players have been signed up to be a part of the competition.

Men’s Singles

  • Rafael Nadal
  • John Isner
  • Andy Murray
  • Lucas Pouille
  • Karen Khachanov
  • David Goffin
  • Benoit Paire (replacing Gael Monfils)
  • Fabio Fognini
  • Diego Schwartzman
  • Alexander Zverev
  • Dominic Thiem
  • Kei Nishikori
  • Denis Shapovalov
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas

Women’s Singles

  • Angelique Kerber
  • Kiki Bertens
  • Carla Suarez Navarro
  • Fiona Ferro
  • Eugenie Bouchard
  • Kristina Mladenovic
  • Victoria Azarenka
  • Madison Keys
  • Johanna Konta
  • Elina Svitolina
  • Karolina Pliskova
  • Bianca Andreescu
  • Donna Vekic
  • Caroline Wozniacki

Madrid Open Virtual Pro Groups

Men’s

  • Group 1: Rafael Nadal, Benoit Paire (replacing Gael Monfils), Denis Shapovalov, Andy Murray
  • Group 2: Dominic Thiem, Diego Schwartzman, John Isner, David Ferrer
  • Group 3: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Fabio Fognini, Kei Nishikori, Frances Tiafoe
  • Group 4: Alexander Zverev, David Goffin, Karen Khachanov, Lucas Pouille

Women’s

  • Group 1: Karolina Pliskova, Belinda Bencic, Fiona Ferro, Carla Suarez Navarro
  • Group 2: Elina Svitolina, Johanna Konta, Victoria Azarenka, Sorana Cirstea
  • Group 3: Bianca Andreescu, Madison Keys, Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Wozniacki
  • Group 4: Kiki Bertens, Angelique Kerber, Donna Vekic, Eugenie Bouchard

How to Watch the 2020 Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro Live Streaming Online?

You can watch the live streaming of the Madrid Open Virtual Pro below. The stream begins at 3 pm local time (Madrid time).

To watch the Madrid Open Virtual Pro live streamed in English, you can watch it on the official Facebook of Madrid Open here, while the Spanish stream will be carried out on the Facebook page of PlayStation here.

Other than that, if you are looking to watch any kind of exhibition tennis, there’re still a few matches live streamed with bet365. Here’s how you would be able to watch these tournaments live.

All you would need is a pre-funded account with bet365 or you need to have a bet at least 24 hours before the event to be able to watch the streaming. There are plenty of options here though we recommend Bet365, simply because of their reputation and flawless customer support.

Here is the process you can follow to watch tennis live streamed on your device

  • Go to Bet365.com here
  • Register with Bet365.com (or log in to your account)
  • Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency).
  • You can either let it remain in your account or make a bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
  • Select the the tournament in question live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top

Keep in mind that 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.

Other Options

In addition to Bet365, there is another bookmaker that offers live streaming services – Unibet.com. It works in a similar manner to bet365.

Here too, geo-restrictions may apply.

ATP Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro TV Guide

More information on whether or not this competition will be telecast live on television is awaited but given some of the top players could be involved in this tournament, we believe it would be a matter of time before they announce these details.