2017 Australian Open Draw: Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic in the same quarter

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Photo by Ben Solomon / Tennis Australia

The 2017 Australian Open draw has been revealed on Friday morning in Melbourne.

Rafael Nadal will play German Florian Mayer in the first round.

Our champ, seeded ninth, was also drawn in the same half as Austria’s Dominic Thiem and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. He could meet either player in the semi-finals.

Projected quarter-finals:

  • Andy Murray vs Kei Nishikori
  • Stan Wawrinka vs Marin Cilic
  • Milos Raonic vs Rafael Nadal
  • Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Florian Mayer
  • 2nd round: Marcos Baghdatis or Mikhail Youzhny
  • 3rd round: Alexander Zverev
  • Last 16: Gael Monfils
  • Quarter-final: Milos Raonic
  • Semi-final: Novak Djokovic
  • Final: Andy Murray

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Rafa is bidding to clinch a 15th grand slam title of his career and his second in Melbourne.

All the best of luck in the world to you, Rafa! VAMOS!

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16 thoughts on “2017 Australian Open Draw: Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic in the same quarter

  1. Elizabeth Howard

    All good wishes to Rafa in the Australian Open. He looks strong and confident and will never under estimate the opposition. Let us take one match at a time. Support always for a great champion,

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  2. Positive thinker (India)

    HELLO RAFA,

    THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS ALWAYS DIFFICULT. BUT ALL THE HARD WORK YOU PUT IN , NEVER GOES UNREWARDED. THE LOVE AND PASSION YOU HAVE FOR THE SPORT, IS A MOTIVATION FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION.

    I KNOW ALL YOUR FANS AND THE WORLD ARE EAGER TO WATCH YOU PLAY. TENNIS IS NEVER THE SAME WITHOUT YOU AND ROGER. IT IS A TREAT TO WATCH YOU GUYS PLAY.

    SO , ALL THE BEST , AND JUST REMEMBER KEEP GOING , DO WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY, N YOUR FANS ARE HAPPY TOO.

    WE ARE LIKE A WALL AROUND YOU TO SUPPORT YOU.
    GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE TEAM. GOD BLESS YOUR PARENTS FOR THE WONDERFUL KID YOU ARE.

    I JUST CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU.

    VAMOS RAFA, ALL THE WAY. I WILL BE BLOWING KISSES ALL THE WAY DURING YOUR MATCHES.😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙

    LOVÈEEEEEEEEEEEE YOU ALWAYS.💟💜💗💛💚💙❤💓💔💝💘

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