Barcelona Open 2016 draw: How will Rafael Nadal fare in Barcelona?

The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2016 draw is out.

World No. 5 Rafael Nadal has a bye in the first round. In the second round, he will play the winner of the match between fellow Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Daniel Munoz de la Nava.

AFP Photo
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Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Marcel Granollers or Daniel Munoz de la Nava
  • 3rd round: Joao Sousa
  • Quarter-final: Victor Troicki
  • Semi-final: David Ferrer
  • Final: Kei Nishikori
If the men play to seed the quarter-final line up will be:
  • Rafael Nadal vs Viktor Troicki
  • David Ferrer vs Feliciano Lopez
  • Benoit Paire vs Richard Gasquet
  • Roberto Bautista Agut vs Kei Nishikori

Main draw play begins on Monday. Kei Nishikori is the current defending champion. Last year, Rafa lost to Italian Fabio Fognini 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) in the third round.

Here’s hoping that our champ will celebrate another championship victory there this year.

VAMOS RAFA!

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13 thoughts on “Barcelona Open 2016 draw: How will Rafael Nadal fare in Barcelona?

  1. Patrick McClure

    Just keep playing Rafa. Watching your patience and skill is uplifting and an inspiration to us all. Win or lose there is no other player I would rather watch.
    Loved that picture of you and Maria at your fabulous Monte Carlo victory. Just beautiful.
    Congrats. Look after yourself, you are young and there is a lot of milage left!

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  2. Victoria

    Congratulations Rafa ! Remember , you are still the KING and you will always be the King Of Clay !!! Good luck for the rest of the season !💝

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  3. I am just waiting for the day he beats Nole , then I’ll shout to the world that Rafa is well and truly back and with the way he played at Monte carlo I believe the time is near . !
    Vamos Rafa … 😀 !

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  4. Darcelle Herring

    Fight til the end Rafa!! Great match vs Murray! Like old times. Bring back some history Nike by Rafa wearing bermuda shorts on his 30th b’day🎂
    Rafa be sure to massage and strengthen the left forearm..
    Run them all side to side. .out of the service box.
    Aunt Darcelle (want-2-be)

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  5. Maria

    The Final here we come , this is the boost Rafa needs to kick-start his come back , haven’t watched the match yet but did see Murray’s comment , come on Andy I expect more from you.I think he thought this was A done deal he should know better than to under estimate The King of Clay.This is the best day of 2016 so far tomorrow will be even better

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  6. OUR PRECIOUS STRONG CHAMP IS LEADING 4:1in 3rd set !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 🙂 : ) Rafa has a magnificent touch & classy shots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ; ) : ) : ) a. needs to work on his poor looser sportsmanship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO PROUD OF RAFA’S brilliant track record with his outstanding sportsmanship !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) ; ) : ) LOVE YOUR TENNIS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

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  7. 3rd set, RAFA JUST BROKE a’s first serve game ……VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Amazing touch & fantastic movement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : )
    God bless you sweetheart you are our favorite !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 : ) BEAUTIFUL TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

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  8. YEH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) 🙂 🙂 : ) Rafa just beautifully won the 2ns SET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) 🙂 : ) : ) YEH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 : ) : ) VAMOS VAMOS VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR AMAZING ENERGY & DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 : ) : ) YOU ARE PLAYING FANTASTIC TENNIS & YOUR DETERMINATION IS SO SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 : ) 🙂 VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ): ): ): ) Your over heads are brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) GO RAFA GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GREAT FIGHTING SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

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  9. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) 1st set to a…..and Rafa just broke for a 4:3 lead in 2nd set…… FANTASTIC RETURNS !!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ; ) : ) GO RAFA GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

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