Once again a record attendance for the Mutua Madrid Open that took place from 4 to 13 May. 270,097 people attended the ten-day event. Comparing it to 2009, the year when the event switched from hard to clay in the new Caja Magica venue, this year there were 85,000 people more, while 9,869 fans more than 2017.
In 17 editions (the first was held in 2002) the event welcomed more than 2 million spectators. The event will stay in Madrid at least until 2021, then the future is uncertain, although the tournament director Ion Tiriac said they want to remain there, as the event keeps being successful, and also the Mayor of the City Manuela Carmena said it on the men's finals day between Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem on Sunday.
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