Rafael Nadal facing Monte Carlo nightmare after draw

The Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, the third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament of the season, gets underway Sunday with a bevy of stars fighting for the clay crown.

Rafael Nadal has a bye in the first round. In the second round he will play either Dominic Thiem of Austria or Lucas Pouille of France. The King of Clay could have a potential quarterfinal with David Ferrer and a semifinal with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Photo: Marianne Bevis/The Sport Review
Photo: Marianne Bevis/The Sport Review

Rafa’s Projected Opponents:

  • 1st Round: Bye
  • 2nd Round: Dominic Thiem
  • Round 16: John Isner
  • Quarter Final: David Ferrer
  • Semi Final: Novak Djokovic
  • Final: Roger Federer

We wish our champ all the luck in the world for a healthy, highly successful clay season. VAMOS RAFA!

Source: ATP World Tour


  1. VAMOS Rafa!! Know you will do well!! Have faith and know you are in your way back!! Love you RAFA!!!

  2. Will always behind Rafa stand by Rafa no matter what! Better to provide positive vibes to Rafa and hope for the best. Vamos Rafa!!!

  3. Rafa, esperamos que vuelvas con tus ganas de vencer, tu mental fuerte, y luchando por cada punto. Tu puedes Rafa, SIIIIIIIIIII!!

  4. This is not a nightmare draw! This approach is a loser’s attitude. Rafa should win this one, no BS or excuses! We know what the insecure and weak attitude got him during the last 9 months. Enough is enough!

  5. Our Rafa has never weakened in front of a big challenge and he will give all his best AGAIN!


  6. Vamos Rafa.💖. All the best. V r right behind you to support you. Big God bless.
    Go go go Rafa.💖. Shut all the tongues dat wag against you.

  7. Rafa is now on home territory – CLAY. All nerves will go and he’ll go for it……Vamos.

  8. We’ll, let us reverse it and say it a nightmare for those who play him too ! Let him ease back onto clay . His loyal supporters will still be there. Vamos Rafaaaaaa

  9. All Rafa fans should not expect too much from Rafa. Rafa is still work in progress, which means anything can happen. Honestly, from this draw, I don’t see Rafa going beyond the quarter-finals. I honestly don’t see him beating David Ferrer, not to talk of Djokovic!

    But, as Rafa will so often say, ”We’ll see”

    Vamooss Rafa!!!!

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