The draw has been made for the Miami Open, the second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in 2017.
Rafael Nadal is fifth seed and has a bye in the first round. He will open his campaign against either a qualifier or Israeli Dudi Sela.
Rafa’s potential Miami route:
- 1st round: Bye
- 2nd round: Qualifier or Dudi Sela
- 3rd round: Philipp Kohlschreiber
- 4th round: Grigor Dimitrov
- Quarter-final: Milos Raonic
- Semi-final: Kei Nishikori
- Final: Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka
- Stan Wawrinka (1) vs. David Goffin (8)
- Roger Federer (4) vs. Dominic Thiem (6)
- Rafael Nadal (5) vs. Milos Raonic (3)
- Marin Cilic (7) vs. Kei Nishikori (2)
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!