The draw for the Brisbane International was held today.
World No. 9 Rafael Nadal will kick off the 2017 season with an intriguing first round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov. Our champ will carry a 5-2 head-to-head record into his first-round match, however the Ukrainian has won their two most recent clashes.
Our champ, who is the fifth seed in Brisbane, is seeded to face defending champion Milos Raonic in the last eight and rising Austrian star Dominic Thiem in the semis.
Rafa’s potential route to the final:
- 1st round: Alexander Dolgopolov
- 2nd round: Mischa Zverev
- Quarter-final: Milos Raonic
- Semi-final: Dominic Thiem
- Final: Stan Wawrinka
- Milos Raonic vs Rafael Nadal
- Dominic Thiem vs Grigor Dimitrov
- David Ferrer vs Kei Nishikori
- Lucas Pouille vs Stan Wawrinka
Rafa’s new coach Carlos Moya will not travel to Brisbane, but will join our champ and head coach Uncle Toni at the Australian Open.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!