American tennis player Frances Tiafoe, World No. 12, and Austria’s Grand Slam winner (US Open) Dominic Thiem are the latest additions to Red Bull Bassline, the tie-break tennis tournament that will be held for the first time in Spain on April 25 as part of the Mutua Madrid Open. 25-year-old Tiafoe, professional player since 2015, is one of the most charismatic players on the circuit and will be looking to add another title on clay court to the one he has already won this year in Houston. As for Thiem, the Austrian tennis player, winner of a Grand Slam on hard court and finalist in two Roland Garros, will be one of the greatest attractions of the tournament, after his return to competition in the middle of last year after a period away due to injury.
Both players join the likes of Feliciano Lopez, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Sebastian Korda, Martin Landaluce and the recent ATP Masters 1000 winner in Monte Carlo, Andrey Rublev.
Red Bull Bassline is a one-day, eight-player tie-break tournament with matches lasting between 10 and 25 minutes each. In contrast to the usual two-week tournaments, the competition features a one-day format from the quarter-finals to the deciding match, with a total of seven matches in tie-break format. Another special feature of the tournament is that there is no chair umpire. All decisions must be made by the players and they are also responsible for settling any disputes.
The fans are also an essential part of Red Bull Bassline. The usual silence of tennis matches is replaced at Red Bull Bassline by the atmosphere generated by a DJ even while the points are being played. A different way to experience the magic of tennis.
The tournament that is revolutionising traditional tennis will arrive in Spain with the Mutua Madrid Open on April 25 from 8.30 pm on the iconic Arantxa Sánchez Vicario court.