The 2018 Mutua Madrid Open, combined ATP Masters 1000 / WTA Premier Mandatory, has seen al lot of surprises and confirmations. Dominic Thiem stunned Rafael Nadal, but the winner was Alexander Zverev. Petra Kvitova came back to win a Mandatory in Madrid for the first time. These are Tennis World's 5 best matches of last week!
5) Alexander Zverev vs. Dominic Thiem - Men's final. With a doulde 6-4 and without great problems, Zverev defeated his friend/rival in two partials, winning his second title of the season, the third Masters 1000 of career. Now, in the head-to-head, Thiem leads 4-2!
4) Dominic Thiem vs. Rafael Nadal - Men's quarterfinals. Thiem shocked Nadal in two sets, winning one of the most important challenge of the week. The Austrian showed to be, behind Nadal and along Zverev the best player on clay!
3) Kiki Bertens vs. Maria Sharapova - women's quarterfinals. Bertens stopped the Russian's run through the tournament after an exciting challenge lasted three sets, despite she lost the first set!
2) Petra Kvitova vs. Kiki Bertens - Women's final. The Czech won her fourth seasonal title defeated Bertens in three amazing sets. She won the Mutua Madrid Open for the third time in her career, getting her 24th career title!
1) Denis Shapovalov vs. Kyle Edmund - men's quarterfinals. The best matches of the week! Exciting, hard-fought, and balanced till the end. Shapovalov beat his rival after a great battle, in three sensational sets!