Rome Masters Draw: How tough is Rafael Nadal’s road to victory?

The draw has been made for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal is second-seeded and has a bye in the first round. He starts his title defence in the second round against either Richard Gasquet or Jeremy Chardy. The first seed Rafa could battle is big-hitting 14th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili.

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Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Richard Gasquet or Jeremy Chardy
  • 3rd round: Nikoloz Basilashvili
  • Quarter-final: Dominic Thiem
  • Semi-final: Roger Federer
  • Final: Novak Djokovic
If the men play to seed the quarter-final line up will be:
  • Novak Djokovic v Juan Martin Del Potro
  • Alexander Zverev v Kei Nishikori
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas v Roger Federer
  • Dominic Thiem v Rafael Nadal

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Rafa is an eight-time champion in Rome, and claimed the title last year for the first time since 2013 with victory over defending champion Alexander Zverev.

The last of three Masters 1000 events contested on clay takes place in the capital of Italy from May 12-19.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA! 

Source: ATP Tour

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15 comments

  1. All the best for Rome.good luck Rafa vamosssssssssssss champyou can do it.🥂💪💪💪🎾🎾🎾😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️👍👍👍🌎🌎🌎

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  2. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ENJOY ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL IMPROVEMENTS AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL VICTORIES AND ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF THE COURT: ) ROME WILL BE A MAGANIFICENT TOUR FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) POINT BY POINT ALL IS WELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE YOU SWEETHEART AND VERY PROUD OF YOUR MADRID RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOUR HARD WORK AND EFFORTS SURE BROUGHT YOU BRILLIANT TENNIS – ENJOY IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) HAVE A BEAUTIFUL EVENING AND A BRIGHT WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) SENDING LOTS OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS AND VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

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  3. Wow! Will this be the first year that Rafa heads to RG without a clay title? Without ANY title???

    Where’s our King of Clay!?

    Love you champ, Get it together!

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  4. There is a rumour that Rafa has broken off his engagement and is taking up with the 19 year old Spanish singer Aitana who is front row centre at the match today as she was last year when he invited her and put her on his instagram. If true I am heartbroken for Mery. She must be devastated. I would like to wish her all the very best and most of all that she will find love again with someone who will be faithful to her.

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  5. Rafa Nadal should do everything possible to avoid a Djokoviv march -up!

    It is better he plays to lose to Stefanos Tsitipas or otherwise he would suffer another humiliating defeat in the hands of the Serbinator tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!

    But, as always, we’d see……cheers

    Rafa rocks….apologies, ofcourse, to Margo

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