After a year in which the event was not played due to the coronavirus pandemic, the famous tournament returns in 2021. With an impressive tradition (the first edition was played in 1953), the Barcelona Open 2021 is a new opportunity for players to adjust to clay courts, prior to the French Open.
The main favourite in 2021 is, without a doubt, Rafael Nadal. It’s just that the not so good form of the Spaniard makes this year’s tournament more interesting and less predictable.
An 11-time Barcelona winner, Rafa Nadal was surprisingly eliminated at the Monte Carlo Masters by Andrey Rublev. The Russian reached the final, where he lost to Tsitsipas.
We will analyze below the composition of the main draw, but first let’s see what are the options for live streaming and TV broadcast for Barcelona Open 2021.
ATP Barcelona 2021 Live Streaming
As a general rule, the Barcelona tournament can be watched live online at Bet365. The easiest way to instantly watch ATP Barcelona live streams is to register at Bet365 and deposit the minimum amount into your account (#ad).
Alternatively, you can place a bet. Once the amount is deposited, the streaming will be unlocked. You can withdraw the money at any time, but don’t forget that Bet365 streams all tennis tournaments this season, including Grand Slams.
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In our opinion, Bet365 is the best way to watch live tennis online.
For those who can’t register, the next option would be TennisTV.com. Very popular especially in the USA, this streaming service offers all the tournaments in the men’s circuit.
ATP Barcelona 2021 TV Channels
Depending on the country you are in, there are various possibilities to watch the Barcelona tournament on TV. Most TV stations that broadcast live this tournament are included in the standard packages of cable TV and Internet operators. Below is a complete list of TV stations for ATP Barcelona 2021.
Europe: Amazon (UK and Ireland), A1 Bulgaria, BeTV, CYTA, Eurosport (Czech, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary), Eurosport France, Eurosport Nordics, Eurosport Russia, GO Plc Malta, Ziggo Sports (NL), OTE (GR), Polsat, Saran, GMG Georgia, Sky Deutschland, Sport TV Portugal, Sportklub, SuperTennis (Italy), Telenet, TV2 Denmark, TV3 Baltics.
Africa: Canal+ Africa, SupersportAfrica.
Latin America: ESPN International.
USA: Tennis Channel.
Asia: BeIN Asia, VSTV, Cineplex, Eclat, Elite Philippines, Vidio, iQiyi, Astro Supersport, PCCW, Sportcast, WOWOW, BeIN Oceania.
Middle East: BeIn Sport Middle East, Sport5 Israel.
ATP Barcelona 2021 Top Seeds and Preview
Even with two big absences at the start (Djokovic and Federer), this year’s tournament will be extremely spectacular. Top seeds in 2021 are:
1. Rafael Nadal
2. Stefanos Tsitsipas
3. Andrey Rublev
4. Diego Schwartzman
5. Roberto Bautista Agut
6. David Goffin
7. Pablo Carreño Busta
8. Denis Shapovalov
Rafael Nadal’s hesitant form and Tsitsipas’ explosion at Monte Carlo will make the predicted final (Nadal-Tsitsipas) not necessarily the one that will happen in reality.
First of all, Rafa Nadal will have serious problems along the way. Even if the match in the second round is an easy one, which the Spaniard will win, the hardship will start in the next rounds. Possible opponents are Karen Khachanov, Kei Nishikori or David Goffin. They are all very good players on clay. Then, in the semifinals, Rafa might play against Diego Schwartzman, a player always in shape on clay and who has put him in big danger in the past.
At the bottom of the main draw, the #2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has an equally difficult route. The hardest obstacle seems to be a possible match with Denis Shapovalov in the quarter finals. The semifinal does not seem easy either, with Andrey Rublev and Roberto Bautista Agut as possible opponents.
It remains to be seen whether Stefanos Tsitsipas will be able to play two tournaments in top shape. Getting into the final would be a proof of maturity on the part of the Greek and would place him as a favorite at the French Open. On the other hand, it remains to be seen whether Nadal will return to his usual shape on clay.