In 2008 and 2009 in Barcelona, Nadal won his finals against David Ferrer. This year David Ferrer could not create the surprise Nadal in Monte-Carlo.
In 2010, Fernando Verdasco won the tournament in Barcelona, beating Soderling in final.
The 2011 edition in Barcelona starts today. Nadal will have around him players as Soderling, Ferrer, Murray, Almagro, Ferrero. French players as Monfils, Simon, Gasquet, Vasselin, Paire, Millot will be starting the tournament.