Rafael Nadal has won the Barcelona Open for the 12th time.
- The World number three Nadal, clinched his 12th title after saving a championship point to end Stefanos Tsitsipas’ perfect record on clay this year in a thrilling final.
- It was Nadal’s 87th career title, and his 61st title on clay.
- This is the second tournament where Nadal has captured 12 or more titles.
- The 13-time Roland Garros champion will return to No. 2 in the FedEx ATP Rankings.
Rafael Nadal has won the singles title a record twelve times (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2021), and in 2017 the center court of the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona was renamed Pista Rafa Nadal (Rafa Nadal Arena).
- The Barcelona Open is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players.
- It is Spain’s second most important tournament on the ATP Tour after the Madrid Open and the event generally takes place in the last week of April, when temperatures in Barcelona average a daily high of 19 °C (66 °F).
- The event has been held in Barcelona, Spain every year from 1953 (except for its cancellation in 2020), and is played on clay courts at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona.
- It was an event of the Grand Prix tennis circuit from 1970–1989, except in 1971 when it was part of the World Championship Tennis (WCT) circuit, although it was also open to non-WCT players.