The Royal Tennis Club hosts the sixty-fifth edition of the Trofeu Conde Godó, the Barcelona Open international tennis tournament. It’s a gripping show and its heroes are traditionally the top male tennis players in the world. The brackets have spots for fifty-six players in singles and twenty four doubles teams. The players will have something to battle for out there on the clay courts of the Pedralbes neighborhood – the favor of society ladies in the stands, outrageous prize money and the silver cup on its oaken base, the trophy designed way back in the early 1950s by the jeweler Soler i Cabot. But the main twist to this year’s story is Carlos Bernandes as the chairman of the referee’s committee. Anyone who follows sports knows that the Brazilian referee has something against Rafael Nadal, who confirmed his participation in the tournament last fall.
Directions: Real Club de Tenis Barcelona. Carrer de Bosch i Gimpera, 5, m. Palau Reial
Entrance: starting at 7 euro / April 22 through April 30