Cincinnati Masters R3: Rafael Nadal vs. Grigor Dimitrov

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Rafael Nadal had a comfortable win over Benjamin Becker in round 2 of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Wednesday. His opponent in round 3 is Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013 (local)

Time: Not before 1:00 am CET & 12:00 am BST (Fri 16/8), 7:00 pm local

Live Stream:  Fromsport and ATDHE

Rafa and Dimitrov have met twice before, once on the hard court in Rotterdam, with Rafa winning both times. Their last match was in the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo.

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay Q Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 2-6, 6-4 Stats
2009 Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Hard R16 Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 3-6, 6-2 Stats

Rafa has made an impressive return this season, reaching the final in 10 of 11 tournaments (8-2 mark) he has entered and comes in with a career-best 49-3 (11-0 on hard) match record and is looking to reach his 58th career ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final.

If Rafa wins, he will advance to the quarterfinals to face either Roger Federer or Tommy Haas.

Vamos Rafa!

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