Last week, the organizers of the annual Mutua Madrid Open announced a unique solution to the tournament's suspension. Rather than postponing the French Open predecessor, the tournament will take place as the Mutua Madrid Virtual Open Pro event using the Tennis World Tour video game (Nacon Gaming). Starting on April 27, top pros from around the world will trade their racquets for a Playstation 4 controller as they square off in the online charity event to raise money for players most in need during the suspended season.
Since the tournament’s announcement, several of the world’s greats have joined in, including Carla Suárez Navarro, Angelique Kerber, Rafael Nadal, John Isner, Andy Murray and more.
For a full rundown on competitors and the innovative event’s format, check out this article from WTA.com.