Smashing Stats: Spain Masters 2024

The five-edition-old Madrid Spain Masters 2024 by IBERDROLA rounds off five weeks of HSBC BWF World Tour action in Europe.

Let’s look at some fun facts about the Super 300 event.

  • Denmark have contested the most finals – 11.
  • With seven titles across four categories, they also top the performance table.
  • Indonesia, on six and with contenders in four departments, stand to overtake the Danes.
  • Korea have the best success rate of 80 per cent, winning four of five finals against other nations.
  • Their successes however, have not come outside doubles disciplines. This time around, their best bet is women’s singles third seed Kim Ga Eun.
  • Viktor Axelsen is the only shuttler to triumph more than once (2019, 2020).
  • Toma Junior Popov, Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari, Pornpawee Chochuwong and Putri Kusuma Wardani can join him on that list.
  • Toma, men’s singles champ in 2021, is also competing in men’s doubles this year, with younger brother Christo.
  • Except Axelsen, Blichfeldt (2018-2019) and Lee Yang/Wang Chi Lin (2019-2020), no player has played in consecutive finals.
  • Last year’s women’s singles runner-up Pusarla V. Sindhu is the sole player with a chance to do that.

Standout Stat: Kenta Nishimoto is the only non-European to win men’s singles (2023).

Nishimoto defeated Kanta Tsuneyama in an all-Japanese final.

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