The draw has been made for the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Montreal.
After almost a month off, world No. 2 Rafael Nadal begins his North American summer hard court season in the largest city in Canada’s Québec province. Our champ is top seed and has a first-round bye. He will open his campaign in the second round against either Aussie Alex de Minaur or a qualifier.
Rafa’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:
- First round: Bye
- Second round: Alex de Minaur
- Third round: David Goffin
- Quarter-final: Fabio Fognini
- Semi-final: Stefanos Tsitsipas or Kei Nishikori
- Final: Alexander Zverev or Dominic Thiem
If the men play to seed the quarter-final line up will be:
- Rafael Nadal vs. Fabio Fognini
- Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Kei Nishikori
- Karen Khachanov vs. Alexander Zverev
- Daniil Medvedev vs. Dominic Thiem
Defending champion Rafa has lifted the trophy on four occasions, claiming the crown in 2005, 2008, 2013 and 2018.
Qualifying starts this Saturday with the main draw set to begin on Monday.
Good luck and Vamos Rafa!