Red Bull Bassline, the fast-paced tournament revolutionizing the traditional tennis match with its exciting format, returns for the third edition. The tournament heads to Spain for the first time, coinciding with the 2023 ATP Masters 1000 y WTA 1000 Madrid Open, on April 25, 2023. This one-night, knock-out tie break tournament features some of the world’s best players competing in a rapid-fire, best-of-three format that lasts only 10 to 25 minutes per match.
The unique format has been described by 2023 Australian Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas as “a breath of fresh air” for tennis, offering intense battles where every point counts. The event features an eight-player field, including Feliciano Lopez, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Sebastian Korda, Martín Landaluce, and Andrey Rublev, with more players to be announced.
Red Bull Bassline is not a traditional two-week tournament tennis event. The tournament format includes four quarterfinals, two semis, and a final, where each match features short, intense battles.
The matches have no umpire in the highchair calling the shots. All calls will be made by players, and the players will be responsible for sorting out any disputes between them. This unique feature is designed to offer tennis unfiltered where everyone can express themselves, and everyone can be themselves on the court.
Fans will be treated to a high energy atmosphere with a DJ pumping tunes during the on-court drama, with the music playing between points and even while players go back and forth in thrilling rallies. The tournament will take place in Caja Magica at the iconic Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Stadium, in the heart of Madrid’s bustling streets.
The event aims to revolutionize tennis, taking it to another dimension by bringing new technology on-court. Fans will be able to engage with their heroes like never before, enhancing their experience on Red Bull TV. The new technology will show the results of a heart monitor that players wear during the match on LED walls behind the baseline, providing insights into the stress levels of players at match point down.
Red Bull Bassline is a unique tie-break tennis tournament, offering fan engagement and a throbbing musical backbeat that the sport has never witnessed before. With the world’s best players, a unique format, and a vibrant atmosphere, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
For more information about Red Bull Bassline, visit our website, and join us in Madrid at 8pm on April 25, 2023, for a night of rapid-fire, best-of-three tie-break format tennis action.