The BNP Paribas Masters Paris draw is out, and Rafael Nadal has a bye in the first round. He will play the winner of the match between a qualifier and fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Our champ is seeded to face Kevin Anderson and Stan Wawrinka before the semi-finals, where Novak Djokovic could await. Andy Murray, David Ferrer, Kei Nishikori and Roger Federer all feature in the opposite side of the draw in Paris.
Rafa’s potential route to the final:
- 1st round: Bye
- 2nd round: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
- 3rd round: Kevin Anderson
- Quarter-final: Stan Wawrinka
- Semi-final: Novak Djokovic
- Final: Andy Murray or Roger Federer
- Novak Djokovic vs Tomas Berdych
- Stan Wawrinka vs Rafael Nadal
- David Ferer vs Roger Federer
- Kei Nishikori vs Andy Murray
Rafa will also compete in the doubles draw together with veteran doubles champion Leander Paes. They will open their campaign against Dominic Inglot and Robert Lindstedt.
Good luck, Rafa! Vamos!