Nadal-Federer quarterfinal possible after Cincinnati draw

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The Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati announced its draw today, and here are the results. Rafael Nadal is seeded eight and has a bye in the first round. He will play the second round against the winner of the match between Rajeev Ram and Jeremy Chardy.

Seeds in Rafa’s quarter: Milos Raonic, Kevin Anderson and Roger Federer. Seeds in the rest of his half include Marin Cilic, Richard Gasquet, Grigor Dimitrov and Andy Murray.

Seeds in the top half: Novak Djokovic, David Goffin, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori, Gael Monfils, John Isner and Tomas Berdch.

Projected quarterfinals:

  • Djokovic vs. Wawrinka
  • Nishikori vs. Berdych
  • Murray vs. Cilic
  • Federer vs. Nadal

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Rajeev Ram or Jeremy Chardy
  • 3rd round: Milos Raonic
  • Quarter-final: Roger Federer
  • Semi-final: Andy Murray
  • Final: Novak Djokovic

Good luck, Rafa!


  1. I wish Rafa all the best for us open. He will go deep because he is Rafa
    It all looks good for Rafa . Show the world who you are
    Best of luck and God bless

  2. Rafa is great and can beat anyone as long as he is rested and fit
    I wish him the best of luck. Rafa should not worry about roger he is burnt out
    This year and next year he will win three grand slams
    God bless rafa

  3. I want one of the Rafael tee shirt with the bull. Where do I get one?

  4. salut rafa , très bon parcourt au canada 1/4 de final bien ! bon repos et à bientôt pour le prochain tournoi !!! VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. OMG. So he he has to get through the probably1st round against someone who I just saw play one of the greatest TB against Isner – and I asked myself where he’d been. Then he only has to get through Raonic, Fed, and Andy, to face Djoker. Oyyyy.
    Back to worrying if he’s going to make it through Kei, and then play doubles against the Bryan Bros after midnight… Go Rafa!!!!

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