Rafael Nadal is opposite half of Miami Open draw to Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

The draw has been made for the Miami Open, the second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in 2016.

Rafael Nadal is fifth seed and has a bye in the first round. He will open his campaign against either Leonardo Mayer or Damir Dzumhur.

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Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

Rafa is in the bottom half of the draw with Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori.

If the men play to seed the quarter-final line up will be:
  • Novak Djokovic vs Tomas Berdych
  • Roger Federer vs David Ferrer
  • Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka
  • Kei Nishikori vs Andy Murray

Last year our champ lost in the third round to Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 6-2, 2-6.

In Rafa’s four trips to the final, he has lost to Djokovic (2014, 2011), Davydenko (2008) and Federer (2005). Miami is one of just three Masters trophies missing from Rafa’s mantle (Paris, Shanghai).

Check out the complete draw here.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

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16 thoughts on “Rafael Nadal is opposite half of Miami Open draw to Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

  1. Lesley Jackson

    I doubt Rafa will in this tournament on this surface. He is starting to come good in time for the clay season and then we will see where he’s really at. I still feel he needs to hit a little flatter at times and angle his cross court shots more acutely when possible. I believe he’ll win the French again if he can keep his form and confidence up.

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  2. Michael Leone

    Rafa is and will always be a champion and a perfect role model respected by all Rafa knows what he has to do I have all faith in him to be at the top of his game vamos Rafa good luck Michael leone

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  3. fiona mayerd

    Rafa, you we so so so good in indian wells ,.you found yourself,.your anger you directed it on court.your serve is almost back and the forehand coming back. So is the shot selectuon. .you jad novak sweating he qas really worried it time to wipe the smirk off his face..vamos rafa

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  4. Souix

    Fan natic fan … Vamos Rafa love you win or lose…you are are already a tennis God and beloved my millions …Keep up the same and in no time you will be back up on top where you so belong!!!

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  5. The Prophet Speaks

    I ‘m praying that the quarters will be against Stan the Man.
    Otherwise, if it ishould be against Kyrgios, I see something unpleasant (to put it mildly) …..
    So, c’mmom fans, let’s start praying now!

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  6. Connie

    So far all encouraging comments from Rafa fans, despite the losses recently, he is making great strides in the confidence issues, long may it continue. No, I am not delusional but a realist and therefore firmly believe he will get wins in this tournament, it is there for all to see, so Vamos to Rafa👍👍👍😊

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  7. ashish

    Hmm ….so lets see 4 th round raonic and quarter with wawrinka or kyrigos……

    So dont care rafa just go match by match and most importantly play with same attitude……

    Have a good health and enjoy rafa

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