Singles draw for the Western & Southern Open, the seventh ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event of the season, was made on Friday.
Rafael Nadal is No. 1 seed and has a first-round bye. He will face either Milos Raonic or a qualifier in the second round, with fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov, 10th seed Novak Djokovic and 14th seed Kyle Edmund also in his quarter.
Rafa’s potential route to the final:
- First round: Bye
- Second round: Milos Raonic
- Third round: Denis Shapovalov or Kyle Edmund
- Quarter-final: Novak Djokovic
- Semi-final: Alexander Zverev or Marin Cilic
- Final: Roger Federer
If the men play to seed the quarter-final line up will be:
- Rafael Nadal vs. Grigor Dimitrov
- Alexander Zverev vs. Marin Cilic
- Kevin Anderson vs. Juan Martin del Potro
- Dominic Thiem vs. Roger Federer
Rafa was the tournament winner in Cincinnati in 2013.
Main draw action in Cincinnati gets underway on Sunday.
Good luck, Rafa!