The Ion Tiriac Trophy – A Diamond Jewel for Mutua Madrid Open
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When the tenth edition of Mutua Madrid Open will start on April 29, the players will be fighting for a brand new trophy, a jewel made exclusively for the tournament. Called the Ion Tiriac Trophy, the piece was designed by Roland Iten, an award-winning Swiss designer who has a special interest in creating luxury mechanical pieces. It took him twelve months of hard work and dedication to finish the project.
Ion Tiriac, a tennis legend from Romania, had been wanting to make something special for Madrid Open for a long time, so two years ago he contacted Iten and told him about his plan. He wanted a trophy like no other, one that would also represent the names that have made history in this sport.
And now here it is, ready to be offered to the winner of the tenth Mutua Madrid Open edition. Wrapped around a small column are 32 tennis rackets bearing the names of the most important grand slam winners in history. On the top there is a golden tennis ball with Ion Tiriac’s name on it.
Made of gold and decorated with diamonds, this is no ordinary trophy. It is a real jewel and it deserves a lot of admiration. So, before the tournament will begin later this month, it will be on display at Wempe Jeweler’s, Serrano Street, Madrid, for people to see its glamour from up close.
Thanks to Laura Pérez de Mendiola .