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Barcelona Open: How to watch, start time & live streaming

The 71st staging of the Barcelona Open will see the return of 12-time champion Rafael Nadal.

The tournament, which is held at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, is part of the ATP Tour 500 series and it has been dominated down the years by Nadal, who last won the event in 2021.

Carlos Alcaraz, who has withdrawn from the competition due to injury, is the reigning champion after defeating Pablo Carreno Busta in 2022, before defending his title against Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets in 2023.

We have compiled a list of information detailing all you need to know about this key clay court competition.

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Barcelona Open start time and date

The Barcelona Open gets underway on Monday April 15th with the action concluding with the final on Sunday April 21st.

It is a men’s event and matches will get underway from 10:00 UK time.

Barcelona Open venue

The Real Club de Tenis Barcelona hosts the competition, which was founded in 1953 as a combined men's and women's tournament until 1980.

The Barcelona Open is recognised as Spain's second-most prestigious tennis tournament, behind the Madrid Open.

How to watch the Barcelona Open and Live Streaming

The Barcelona Open will be available to stream on the bet365 Sports Live Streaming platform.

Barcelona Open TV channel

Sky Sports launched a new dedicated tennis channel, Sky Sports Tennis, in February and they will be covering the duration of the event, which will also be available to watch on Now TV.

Barcelona Open key players

The headlines for this week have surrounded home favourites Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz, with the former returning from a lengthy injury lay-off and the latter withdrawing due to injury.

Nadal's tournament will commence in the first round against Flavio Cobolli and should he prevail against the young Italian, he will face fourth seed Alex de Minaur in the second round.

Second seed Andrey Rublev is in the bottom half of the draw and will be keen to rejuvenate his season after a difficult run of form, while third seed Casper Ruud comes into the tournament after finishing runner-up at the Monte Carlo Masters.

The winner of that event, Stefanos Tsitstipas, also features in Barcelona, along with the likes of Karen Khachanov and Lorenzo Musetti.

There is also British interest with Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans all hoping to put up a decent fight.

Barcelona Open history

Having won the title on a record-setting 12 occasions, Nadal is by far the most decorated player in Barcelona Open history, winning an incredible 94.3% of the 70 matches he's played in the competition.

The Spaniard first won the event in 2005 and retained the title for five consecutive years before Fernando Verdasco triumphed in 2010.

Nadal's last success in the tournament came in 2021 where he defeated Tsitsipas in three sets, and the Greek has finished runner-up in Barcelona on three different occasions.

Alcaraz, who has won the last two editions of the event, is one of 15 players to have won the Barcelona Open more than once, including Kei Nishikori, Ivan Lendl and Bjorn Borg.

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