Rafael Nadal will make his 2014 European clay court swing debut at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters in the R2 match against Russian Qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili, who defeated Gilles Simon to reach this stage.
Rafa is chasing a new landmark today. He equaled Brian Gottfried (679) in 12th place on the all-time wins list in Miami and a win today would see him surpass the American.
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Rafa and Gabashvili have played three times in the past, with Rafa leading the H2H series 3-0. Rafa’s last win over the Russian was in 201o at the US Open. They have played on clay once, at Roland Garros in 2009 in R64, where Rafa defeated Gabashvili in straight sets.
Rafa is vying for his 9th Monte Carlo title. VAMOS RAFA!
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