World No.1 Rafael Nadal will begin defending his Madrid Open title on Wednesday in the second round match against Argentine Juan Monaco. Rafa has a 30-8 match record at the Mutua Madrid Open, and is looking to win the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament for a fourth time following triumphs in 2005, ’10 and ’13.
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Good friends Rafa and Pico have played head-to-head five times, with Rafa leading the series 4-1. The last time the two played was at Roland Garros in 2012, where Rafa defeated Pico in a straight sets double bagel victory.
|Year||Tournament & City||Surface||Round||Winner & Score|
6-2, 6-0, 6-0 Stats
|2011||ESP vs.ARG DC Final
6-1, 6-1, 6-2
|2007||ATP Masters Series Cincinnati
7-6(5), 4-1 RET Stats
6-1, 6-3 Stats
6-1, 6-1 Stats