DRAW: Who will Rafael Nadal have to beat to win the Rome Masters?

The draw for Rome is out.

After a first round bye, seven-time champion Rafael Nadal is set to meet either Andreas Seppi or a qualifier in his first match, before the possibility of Jack Sock in the third round.

Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Andreas Seppi
  • 3rd round: Jack Sock
  • Quarter-final: Dominic Thiem
  • Semi-final: Novak Djokovic
  • Final: Andy Murray
If the men play to seed the quarter-final line up will be:
  • Andy Murray vs Milos Raonic
  • Stan Wawrinka vs Marin Cilic
  • Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem
  • Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori

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  1. GORGEOUS photo STUNNING smile.
    All the best of luck Rafa.

    • That is my favorite photo of him. I think it’s just stunning and you can’t beat that twinkle in his eyes.


      • Couldn’t agree with you more Margo. Totally handsome and cute he is. And yes, that sparkle in his eyes sure is one of a kind 𗀕 – Love it 𗀃𗀠

    • The pic of a wind-blown Rafa, near the bottom, always cracks me up each time I see it and it has been posted here soooo many times by RNF. I love it. Just soooo funny. And with some beard, too. He’s just too adorable for words.


      • Ahaha – Yes LOL – your right that is a funny pic and kinda cute 😁🤗 – Some of my favorite photos of Rafa are the one at the top here of the RNF site right under the “Menu” and “Search” bar – think that’s gorgeous ❤️ and the RNF.com “logo” (the one with the yellow background) is very sweet 💕 – Rafa’s very photogenic indeed ☺️😍📸


  2. Once again Rafa is drawn on Djokovic’s side of the draw. It is amazing how often this seems to happen. It is not because Djokovic is number 2 and Rafa,( because of Roger’s )absence, is number 4.
    According to what I have read ,once numbers 1 and 2 are placed on opposite sides of the draw, then 3 and 4 are drawn at random for placement one on each side.
    A bit of variety would be nice.
    It is interesting to see the two Zverev brothers both on the same side of the draw this time and could. likely have to play each other
    In the meantime we are still in Madrid with Rafa playing in the semis in a few hours.
    Best of luck, Rafa. !!

  3. You and Goffin put on a show today. My husband didn’t even try to change the channel!! You certainly rate #1 at our house. You should take Novak but he can be tricky. We’ll be there. Vamos!

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