Nadal, Thiem, Tsitsipas, Shapovalov to play the ATP500 in Barcelona. Coronavirus still a threat

The ATP500 in Barcelona has a glorious line-up. Hoping that the Coronavirus will not spoil the party.

Nadal Thiem

Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Denis Shapovalov are going to be among the top players that will compete in Barcelona this year. The tournament will take place on the 20th of April and the home favorite, Rafael Nadal will try to conquer the title for the 12th time. Rafa will have fierce opposition, but probably one of his strongest “enemies” in Barcelona will be the threat of the Coronavirus. The ATP1000 in Indian Wells was canceled and also the organization of the ATP500 in Barcelona had to cancel the official presentation because of the outbreak of the virus. The defending champion is Dominic Thiem that won the tournament without dropping a single set on the way.

Here the complete entry list

Player Country Rank
Nadal. Rafael ESP 2
Thiem, Dominic AUT 3
Medvedev, Daniil RUS 5
Tsitsipas, Stefanos GRE 6
Berrettini, Matteo ITA 8
Goffin, David BEL 10
Fognini, Fabio ITA 11
Bautista Agut, Roberto ESP 12
Schwartzman, Diego ARG 13
Anderson, Kevin RSA 14
Rublev, Andrey RUS 14
Khachanov, Karen RUS 15
Shapovalov, Denis CAN 16
Garin, Cristian CHI 18
Auger-Aliassime, Felix CAN 20
Paire, Benoit FRA 22
Lajovic, Dusan SRB 23
Carreno Busta, Pablo ESP 25
de Minaur, Alex AUS 26
Evans, Daniel GBR 28
Nishikori, Kei JPN 31
Coric, Borna CRO 33
Struff, Jan-Lennard GER 34
Pella, Guido ARG 35
Ruud, Casper NOR 36
Ramos-Vinolas, Albert ESP 41
Nishioka, Yoshihito JPN 48
Verdasco.Fernando ESP 52
Andujar, Pablo ESP 53
Sandgren, Tennys USA 55
Lopez, Feliciano ESP 56
Paul, Tommy USA 57
Pouille, Lucas FRA 58
Chardy, Jeremy FRA 59
Sousa, Joao POR 66
Gerasimov, Egor BLR 69


entry list barcelona

Rafael Nadal’s ranking and performance in 2020

Rafael Nadal Stats info

Currently ranked no.2, Nadal played his last match on the 29th of February when he beat Taylor Fritz 6-3 6-2 in the final in Acapulco to win his 85th career title.

This season Rafael has a 13-3 win-loss record. Rafael clinched 1 title in Acapulco.

Dominic Thiem’s ranking and performance in 2020

Dominic Thiem Stats info

Ranked world no.3 (career-high), Thiem played his last match on the 22nd of February when he surrendered to Gianluca Mager 7-64 7-5 in the quarter in Rio De Janeiro.

Dominic Thiem’s most significant result of the present season was getting to the final at the Australian Open.

Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem played each other 14 times. The head to head is 9-5 for Nadal. The last time that they played each other, Dominic Thiem won 7-63 7-64 4-6 7-66 in the quarter in Melbourne (Australian Open) on the 29th of January 2020.

You can watch the highlights in the following video.

Stefanos Tsitsipas’s ranking and performance in 2020

Stefanos Tsitsipas Stats info

Ranked world no.6, Tsitsipas played his last match on the 7th of March when he overcame Jeson Patrombon 6-2 6-1 in the Rubber 4 of the Davis Cup.

This season Stefanos has a 11-5 win-loss record. Tsitsipas clinched 1 title in Marseille. Stefanos was the runner-up in Dubai.

Denis Shapovalov’s ranking and performance in 2020

Denis Shapovalov Stats info

Ranked world no.16, the Canadian played his last match on the 21st of February when he lost to Alexander Bublik 7-5 4-6 6-3 in the quarter in Marseille.

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Denis Shapovalov played each other 4 times. The head to head is 3-1 for Shapovalov. The last time that they squared off, Denis Shapovalov won 7-66 7-64 in the round robin in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney (ATP Cup) on the 3rd of January 2020.

You can see them in action in the following highlights.

Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem,

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