A Super 300 event on the HSBC BWF World Tour, the
Spain Masters is four editions old.
It was cancelled last year due to COVID-19 pandemic but resumes today, for the first time in the Spanish capital, after stops in Barcelona (2018-2020) and Huelva (2021).
Viktor Axelsen is the only shuttler to (2019, 2020). triumph more than once Returning defending champions
Toma Junior Popov, Putri Kusuma Wardani and Pramudya Kusumawardana/ Yeremia Erich Yoche Yacob Rambitan can join him on that list. Axelsen’s compatriots, inaugural edition-winning
Rasmus Gemke, 2019 women’s singles queen Mia Blichfeldt and 2020 titlists Kim Astrup/ Anders Skaarup Rasmussen are the in the draw. other previous winners Another Dane,
Sara Thygesen in 2018 with won mixed doubles Niclas Nohr but competes in women’s doubles alongside regular partner Maiken Fruergaard this time. That means she has the chance of becoming the
. first player to win in two departments Except Axelsen, Blichfeldt (2018-2019) and
Lee Yang/ Wang Chi-Lin (2019-2020), . no player has played in consecutive finals With six titles across four categories, Denmark
. top the performance table Women’s doubles is the one discipline they have
in. yet to taste success Amalie Magelund/ Freja Ravn finished second in 2021. Denmark have also contested the
– 10. most title matches Indonesia, however, have the
, winning four of five finals against other nations. The 2021 men’s doubles championship bout was an all-Indonesian affair. best success rate of 80 per cent France are the
to have produced a champion. only other European nation Four more teams – Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei and Thailand – have
. toasted winners
but Indonesia came close at the previous edition, taking four events and finishing runner-up in men’s singles through No nation has done a sweep Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo. Top seeds in three disciplines –
Kenta Nishimoto, Fajar Alfian/ Muhammad Rian Ardianto and Dechapol Puavaranukroh/ Sapsiree Taerattanachai – are . making their tournament debuts Nishimoto is the sole No.1 seed
. He has a Super 750 crown – the 2022 Japan Open. without a title at the Super 300 level
The competition is Standout Stat: . Women’s singles first seed and crowd favourite yet to crown a local winner Carolina Marin, in her solitary outing, was runner-up to Thai Pornpawee Chochuwong in 2020.
Chochuwong screaming in delight after winning the final.