Next week, Rafael Nadal will start his quest for a second title at the Australian Open in Melbourne. The draw results are now out and our champ got a though one.
Rafa, the 2009 champion, will play in the first round against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.
In the second round he could face Benjamin Becker or Dudi Sela.
If all goes well for our champion, he could face Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the third round and in the quarter-finals he could be seen battling with Stan Wawrinka.
After that, the semis is a likely duel with Andy Murray before a final battle between Rafa and Novak Djokovic could not be ruled out, if all goes well for these two players.
Rafa’s potential route to the final:
- 1st round: Fernando Verdasco
- 2nd round: Benjamin Becker or Dudi Sela
- 3rd round: Jeremy Chardy
- Last 16: Kevin Anderson
- Quarter-final: Stan Wawrinka
- Semi-final: Andy Murray
- Final: Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer
GOOD LUCK, RAFA!