Rafael Nadal will begin his quest for title No.9 in Barcelona after a round 1 bye. He has a 40-1 career tournament record, winning 39 consecutive matches and eight titles in the past nine years (did not play in 2010). His only loss came on his debut as a 15-year-old in 2003 when he lost to compatriot Alex Corretja in three sets in the 2R. During his 39-match winning streak there he has lost just three sets, dropping the last one in the second set of the 2008 final against Ferrer. Since losing that set to Ferrer, Rafa has won 39 consecutive sets.
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal goes up against compatriot Albert Ramos for the second time, with the world No. 1 leading their FedEx H2H series 1-0. VAMOS RAFA!
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Source: ATP World Tour