17th March 2011
This year’s Torneo Godo, which is officially named the Open Baco Sabadell, takes place in April at the Real Club de Tennis and is considered Spain’s second most important tennis tournament of the year following the Madrid Masters.
It is a part of the ATP World Tour 500 series and some of the biggest and most celebrated names in men’s world tennis take part in the clay court event hoping to pick up the near €2m first prize.
Cheap flights to Barcelona offer tennis fans the opportunity to enjoy one of the greatest occasions on the clay court calendar. As the tournament takes place in the last week of April this means that spectators can also enjoy temperatures of up to 18ºC while also enjoying the local cuisine, drink and hospitality.
Watching Some of the Biggest Names in Tennis
Although last year’s winner was Fernando Verdasco, it is likely that Spanish player Rafael Nadal will want to win the trophy back. He has won the title the most, picking up the first prize five years running from 2005 to 2009. However, there will be a host of other top name players hoping to stop his ongoing record including Roger Federer and Britain’s Andy Murray.
Anybody interested in watching the Torneo Gordo can benefit from cheap flights to Barcelona from Jet2.com as well as a varied selection of hotels and accommodation found around the courts. Barcelona is a beautiful and vibrant city throughout the year but it will hold a special appeal for tennis lovers when this year’s Open Baco Sabadell is contested.
Posted in Winter Sun
March 17, 2011 at 15:31
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