Aegon Championships 2015: Rafael Nadal faces tough draw

STUTTGART, GERMANY - JUNE 12: General view of the centre court on day seven of Mercedes Cup 2015 on June 12, 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany.  (Photo by Daniel Kopatsch/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Photo by Daniel Kopatsch/Bongarts/Getty Images

The Queen’s draw was done today. Rafael Nadal’s first round match is against Alexandr Dolgopolov. Our champ could have a potential quarterfinal with Stan Wawrinka and a semifinal with Milos Raonic.

Seeds in Rafa’s half are Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic and Gilles Simon.

Seeds in the top half of the draw are Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov, Marin Cilic, and Feliciano Lopez.

Rafa’s potential Queen’s opponents:

  • R32: Alexandr Dolgopolov
  • R16: Pablo Andújar or Guillermo Garcia López
  • QF: Stan Wawrinka
  • SF: Milos Raonic or Gilles Simon
  • Final: Andy Murray



  1. Such a gorgeous young man, gives his time to the kids,nothing is too much trouble for him, goes out of his way to help potential youngsters with their game All the very best at Queens Rafa Vamos,,,,,,,

  2. It’s so ‘heartening’ to see Rafa in the finals at Stuttgart he looks to be improving with each game, the draw at Queens will be a good challenge as WIMBLEDON has not been kind to him for the past three or four years and being ranked 10th could be a nightmare. Such a big difference being ranked world no 1 and World no 10 when it comes to DRAWS. Will this year be any different for Rafa after meeting Nick Kyrgios in the 4th round last year. I still have the recordings of those games and RAFA as his Uncle Toni said was in the best condition of his life, as the REPLAYS showed he was in SCINTILLATING FORM against LUKE ROSOL KUKUSHKIN and KYRGIOS…would be great to see him go further this year he deserves too, vamos Rafa.

    • Don’t think Rafa was in scintilliating form last year at Wimbledon, when he had to lose a set to each of his first three round opponents. I felt at that time that it’s a matter of time that Rafa would lose and sure enough he lost in the fourth round. To me he wasn’t playing a grass court game at Wimby last year, just an extension of his clay court game but with more aggression and a bit closer to the baseline.

      I think Rafa has beefed up his serve this year on grass, and moving to the net more and wins with his deft touches. I hope he continues to play this way, at least on grass right up to and through Wimbledon. I think the way to win on grass is to play an aggressive game with shorter points, so his serve and his net game are very important.

      • Yes he was in great form, the best for a long time inspite of losing in the 4th round he has not played as good as that this year, going out in the 5th to Novak at RG.
        I just watched the replays of those games last year, and I say he was playing great tennis, no where near that strong form this year. I just hope his draw at Wimbledon this year is better then the last few years, being ranked 10th his lowest in his whole career could as I say be another ‘nightmare’ no more Steve Darcis, or Luke Rosol or Nick Kyrgios please…..all the way to the final and another title please RAFA.

  3. We seem to say that at every draw! Murry gets a Q to start, Rafa looks ahead to the RG champion in QF’s … with ranking, it will only get worse for Wimbledon. But he’s now won 3 grass matches, looking more comfortable on the grass, a win in the final tomorrow would be a great start!!!

    • Well not necessarily at Wimbledon. If he keeps his ranking and seeding at no.10, he would meet any of seed 5-8 in R4, it’s better than meeting seed 1-4. Unless there’s another big server waiting for him, I think seed 5-8 are still managable for him. QF will be tough if he gets that far, as it’ll be one of Novak, Murray, Fed or Stan. However they all have to get there first, and no one can guarantee that the top four seeds won’t be upset along the way.

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