Rafael Nadal will start his Madrid campaign on Wednesday against world no.37 Benoit Paire of France.
Date: May 8, 2013
Start time: not before 3:15 pm CET, not before 2:15 pm BST, not before 9:15 am EDT
Rafa has played Benoit once before in the quarters in Barcelona this year and won 7-6(2) 6-2.
Rafa is off to a 26-2 start (21-2 on clay) and captured his 39th career clay court title and his eighth title in Barcelona (d. Almagro) two weeks ago. A two-time Madrid champion (2005, ’10) and playing there for the 11th straight year. He has a career tournament record of 25-8. VAMOS RAFA!