Argentina Open draw 2016: Will Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer meet in the final?

The Argentina Open 2016 draw is out, and Rafael Nadal has a bye in the first round. Our champ had not intended to compete at the event, but his first-round exit at the recent Australian Open forced him to reconsider his plans.

In the second round, Rafa will play the winner of the match between a qualifier and Juan Monaco.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - MARCH 01:  Rafael Nadal of Spain receives the trophy from former tennis player Gaston Gaudio after wining the singles final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Juan Monaco of Argentina as part of ATP Argentina Open at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on March 01, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images

Alexandr Dolgopolov and Pablo Andujar are in his quarter. John Isner and Dominic Thiem are in his half. David Ferrer, Fabio Fognini, Pablo Cuevas and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga all feature in the opposite side of the draw in Buenos Aires.

Projected quarterfinals:

  • Rafael Nadal vs Alexandr Dolgopolov
  • John Isner vs Dominic Thiem
  • Fabio Fognini vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  • Pablo Cuevas vs David Ferrer

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Juan Monaco
  • Quarter-final: Alexandr Dolgopolov
  • Semi-final: John Isner
  • Final: David Ferrer

Good luck, Rafa! Vamos!


  1. Hope Rafa makes it all the way through to the Final. i.ll be barracking hard for him Vamos Dear Lad

  2. J Beer, I often ask why you are here as you appear to support players. We are supporters of Rafael Nadal

    • I am consistent as a fan and not playing along in this bs game of ‘we love you no matter what’. I will not be silence about how stupid the approach of team nadal is towards the 2,5 year old downward slide. The first step towards solving a problem is acknowledging it. I will point out the problem and the consequences (a lot of losses) until nadal does something about it or when he retires (he will within two years probably). Team nadal is a once successful company that is now run badly, blinded by the profits of old, ignoring the times that have changed.

      • You said it all, J Beer.

        We are the only ones, together with MIROMO that can say the truth about Rafa on this site.
        The others, Elizabeth Howard & Co, prefer to praise and praise Rafa to his ‘doom’

        It’s so SAAAAAADDDD!!! While we are consistently lambasting Rafa to change his coaching crew, others are saying Rafa’s game is the best thing to happen to Tennis. So sad.

    • Well said Maria, Elizabeth and Elaine true fans as always and none of us are blinded by his losses, we all know and so does Rafa that he needs to make changes to adapt to improve his game, he has said as much himself, and he is the one playing tennis after all, but we will always support him no matter what, so J Beer, Deep Thinker and the other one called Move on etc take yourselves off as you are just wasting your time with your silly, stupid comments which mean absolutely nothing and prove your total ignorance of a great tennis player, great champion (this said by all tennis players by the way) and just serve to show what you actually know about Rafa, so please shove off!!!!!!!!

      • Uh? What changes are you expecting after 2,5 years that went from bad to worse without ANY change?

  3. Rafa, why are you so stubborn? It is time to add another coach to your group….THINK NOVAK, REMEMBER WHEN HE WAS IN A SLOUCH, THEN HE BROUGHT IN HIS NEW COACH AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED….NO ONE CAN TOUCH HIM NOW….Sometimes you just need new blood and new thoughts to get you riled up……COME ON RAFA, WE LOVE YOU AND NEED YOU, WITHOUT YOU IN THE GAME IT IS NO FUN TO WATCH…….

  4. Good luck our Champ! Does anyone know if this is being televised in the UK on any of the sports channels as I can only see ATP at Rotterdam scheduled at the minute on Sky sports? Vamos Rafa!

  5. Good luck Nadal I hope you go all the way I’m looking forward to seeing you at the French Open may you win number 11 then I’ll see you on the grass and hard courts I know you will win another and another apt awards

  6. Good opponents to play with to boost ur confidence

    We know rafa already defeated this year ao 16 semifinalist and quaterfinalist raonic & ferrer in abu dhabhi

    Its just i think some pressure of grandslam he was not able to perform like he wanted to perform in 1 st match
    Vamos rafa

  7. Vamos Rafa.💖. Go for it.

    Support n love for you all the way.

    All the very best.🌷 🌸 🌹 🌹 🌹 🍁. For the Argentina Open.

  8. I love my Rafa and am volunteering at the Miami Open. I am wondering if he is going to be playing.

  9. Thanks Connie

    Since his early exit, I was too upset and sad for him. I’ll be supporting our guy as usual.

    RAFA fan forever.

  10. We are all here for Rafa his real fans win or lose will always be there for him I wish him all the best for this tournament and hope he does really well Vamos Rafa Vamos

  11. Rafa good luck.i hope you play good this tournaments.Vamosssssssssss all the way you can do it.🎾🇺🇸👍❤️🎾🇺🇸👍❤️🎾🇺🇸👍❤️🎾🇺🇸👍❤️🎾🇺🇸👍❤️

  12. Let me the first to reply as I am a huge fan of Rafa as most commentators know, some agree with me and others (about 3 should not be on this site, you know who you are) anyway, as always, wish Rafa all the very best for this tournament and every other one he competes in. The very fact that he asked for a wc after his early exit from the AO shows his desire to do well this year and no one is more disappointed by his 1st round exit then he is, so please all of you Rafa fans get behind him and show support. Vamos Rafa

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