IMG acquires the Acciona Open de España golf tournament and….

By: December 15, 2021

As we prepare for Christmas, IMG acquired the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament and the Acciona Open de España golf tournament. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022, subject to ATP / WTA and regulatory approvals.

Acciona Open de España golf tournament fans

One of nine ATP Masters 1000 and four WTA 1000 Mandatory events, the Mutua Madrid Open will join IMG’s roster of leading tennis tournaments, including the Miami Open and several other ATP and WTA events.

Through the acquisition, Madrid Trophy Promotion SLU (MTP), the Spanish entity that operates the tournament, will become part of IMG, with MTP’s CEO and tournament director Gerard Tsobanian becoming Senior Vice President, Tennis Events, IMG.

Tsobanian and his team will continue to oversee the day-to-day running of the Mutua Madrid Open as part of IMG’s global tennis events division led by Gavin Forbes.

The 20th-anniversary edition of the tournament will take place next year from 26 April – 8 May at Caja Mágica in Madrid, Spain. The Mutua Madrid Open is one of two key clay-court events leading up to Roland Garros and boasts an illustrious list of winners that includes Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Petra Kvitová, and Novak Djokovic.

European Tour’s Acciona Open de España golf tournament

MTP also runs the European Tour’s Acciona Open de España golf tournament, which IMG’s golf events division will support. The prize was 1.5M EUR in 2019.

Founded in 1912, The Acciona Open de España (formerly the Spanish Open) is rich in history and typically takes place in October at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid where it is broadcast to more than 120 countries.

Acciona Open de España golf tournament with a view