Waiting for Godó
It’s not Wimbledon, but the Comte de Godó Cup, part of the ATP Masters World Tour, drawing to a close in Barcelona this weekend with its final on Sunday, provides some first-class tennis entertainment if you’re in the city this time of
year. It is played at the Reial Club de Tennis Barcelona, the oldest tennis club in Spain (founded in 1899) and the cup was instituted 60 years ago this year.
With Rafa Nadal – probably Spain’s most internationally renowned sporting figure outside soccer – ploughing his way back up the ATP rankings on his local turf to pick up his 8th Barcelona title this time round if successful tomorrow, and other top seeded players competing for the title between Monte Carlo and the Grand Slam competitions at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, the yearly event is a great opportunity to catch up on a bit of clay court magic.
And with Barça playing in town, late April offers a great opportunity to combine watching Messi, Villa or Iniesta on the field with enjoyment of high quality tennis and of course the other delights that Barcelona provides for its visitors.