The draw for the China Open has been released and Rafael Nadal‘s first round match is against Richard Gasquet. If he wins that match, he will play the winner of Ivo Karlovic/Qualifier.
Our champion could have a potential quarterfinal with Ernests Gulbis and a semifinal with Tomas Berdych.
In top seed Novak Djokovic’s half are Andy Murray, Marin Cilic and Grigor Dimitrov.
Rafa will also play doubles with Pablo Andujar. Their opponents in the first round are Tomas Berdych and John Isner.
“Beijing is always an important city in my career. I know I won in 2005. Last year I played the final here, became No. 1 [in the Emirates ATP Rankings]. I feel comfortable here. I like the tournament. I like the city. I feel comfortable here,” said Rafa as he spoke to media on Saturday in Beijing.
Good luck & Vamos Rafa!