The Rio Open announced its draw today, and here are the results.
Top seed Rafael Nadal, who lost to Fabio Fognini in last year’s semifinals, will face Pablo Carreño Busta in the first round and could face Nicolas Almagro or Daniel Munoz de la Nava in the second round.
Seeds in Rafa’s half include Belluci, Tsonga and Sock. Seeds in the other half are Fognini, Isner, Thiem and Ferrer.
- Rafael Nadal vs Thomaz Bellucci
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Jack Sock
- Fabio Fognini vs John Isner
- Dominic Thiem vs David Ferrer
Rafa’s potential route to the final:
- 1st round: Pablo Carreño Busta
- 2nd round: Nicolas Almagro
- Quarter-final: Thomaz Bellucci
- Semi-final: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
- Final: David Ferrer
All the best of luck in the world to you, Rafa!