Shanghai 2015 draw is tough on Rafael Nadal

The Shanghai Rolex Masters draw is out

Rafael Nadal, seeded eight, has a first round bye at the tournament and waits to see if his first match will be against big-serving Ivo Karlovic or Jeremy Chardy. 

AP Photo/Vincent Thian
AP Photo/Vincent Thian

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Ivo Karlovic
  • 3rd round: Milos Raonic
  • Quarter-final: Stan Wawrinka
  • Semi-final: Roger Federer
  • Final: Novak Djokovic

Projected quarterfinals:

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

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All the best of luck in the world to you, Rafa!


  1. Good luck Rafa ! Rafa always get tough draws and I believe this is the reason why he is such a tough competitor on ATP tour. Just the way Rafa has tough draws the same way his opponents know who they have to put up with is not easy Rafa is a warrior and a fighter and they all know when he’s at his best they have to work their butt to get a point from Rafa I’m sure he will be in top form soon !

  2. Sure it is a tough draw, but that is tennis. Rafa is a great professional tennis player and he is used to tough draws. This is how he has competed all of his life. He has found a way to win against these players before and he knows he must continue to do so. So Buena Suerta and God bless you Rafa. Love, Marylynn

  3. Just got up and what great news, Rafa in the final! Maybe most of 2015 will be in the rear view mirror.
    Best to you and uncle Toni and the others in your box. Will be routing for you tomorrow.

  4. This is a horrible draw, but, you know, anything can happen – it won’t all go according to the projections.

  5. Definitely its the toughest he could’ve loved to get bt I believe Nadal has the capacity to beat all these players in his half, otherwise all the best Rafa and Vamos!!!!!

  6. Tough draw indeed but Rafa is gaining confidence match by match. All the very best for Shanghai and good luck for tomorrow’s final! It’s fantastic to see our Champ in a final again! Vamos Rafa!

  7. So very very VERY happy today!!! At last Rafa, the future looks brighter – VAAAMOOOSSS…VAAAMOOOSSS…VAAAMOOOSSS…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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