Internazionali BNL d’Italia (Rome) Draw: Rafael Nadal begins his quest for title No.8

The Internazionali BNL d’Italia 2015 draw is out. World No.7 Rafael Nadal, who has a bye in the first round, will face the winner of Adrian Mannarino and Marsel Ilhan in his second-round opener.

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Our Champ could face Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals as he hunts his eighth Rome Masters title. He is in the same side of the draw at the Italian Open as Roger Federer.

Projected quarterfinals:

  • Novak Djokovic vs. Kei Nishikori
  • Andy Murray vs. David Ferrer
  • Rafael Nadal vs. Stan Wawrinka
  • Roger Federer vs. Tomas Berdych

Rafael Nadal’s Projected Opponents:

  • Round 1: Bye
  • Round 2: Adrian Mannarino or Marsel Ilhan
  • Round 16: John Isner 
  • Quarter Final: Stan Wawrinka 
  • Semi Final: Roger Federer or Tomas Berdych
  • Final: Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray

This will be Rafa’s final clay court tournament before the French Open. GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

11 comments

  1. Rafa, there isn’t anyone more disappointed that you lost to Murray than you – so I’ll just say as you did in an interview “delete” it and go forward. You’ve given me and my husband many years of excitement and happiness watching you play your matches and especially seeing you play and win in finals. You have given us many Sundays to look forward to; we can’t count the times we would watch you win a semifinal on a Saturday and look forward to watch you play the final on a Sunday. I know in my heart, that you will win many more semifinals and we will have many more of those exciting weekends to look forward to. We believe in you, and I know deep in your soul, that you believe in yourself. God Bless you Rafa, and good luck and good health always, (*And especially for the rest of the clay court season). Love, Marylynn.

    • Same here I am so happy when Rafa is playing I put off everything and have sleepless nights lose sleep in the morning only to enjoy dear Rafa game. He bring so much joy to my heart I love tennis because of Rafa ! When he started playing on ATP I will hear this grunt and quickly stand in front of the TV admired this young man with the bandana and the capri shorts and the best biceps ever,he won my heart forever love him as if he’s my third son.Will always love and support him win or lose I’ll forever be gratefula nd appreciate Rafa on court.Stay healthy Rafa and you will rise again I believe in you. Good luck in Rome and FO ! love from toronto !

  2. Good luck Rafa, I’m sure that you are going to play well, go for the Trophy, you can do it for sure!!!!!

  3. All good wishes for Rome. Millions supppprt you and Leaud will . No other player compares .

  4. Well done Rafa 💗. U were great at Madrid. Ur confidence is back.just look ahead. No looking back. For me even if you drop to 10 , I will always remain your loyal fan. Your r the best.🌷. Just keep going the way u r right now. Hard work pays .

    God bless you. Rafa.💖.

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