Mexican Open 2020 draw: How will Rafael Nadal fare in Acapulco?

The draw for the Mexican Open has been released and Rafael Nadal will face countryman Pablo Andujar in the opening round.  

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Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Pablo Andujar
  • 2nd round: Alex de Minaur
  • Quarter-final: Dusan Lajovic
  • Semi-final: Stan Wawrinka
  • Final: Alexander Zverev

Projected quarterfinals:

  • Rafael Nadal vs. Dusan Lajovic
  • Stan Wawrinka vs. Grigor Dimitrov
  • Nick Kyrgios vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • John Isner vs. Alexander Zverev

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Rafa’s last match was on January 29, against Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinal of the Australian Open.

Our champ owns a 15-2 record in Acapulco, reaching the final or lifting the trophy in three of his four appearances. He is trying to win a tour-level title for the 17th consecutive year.

The 500-level tournament is played on outdoor hard courts.



  1. COVID-19, the caronavirus, has reached Mallorca. According to The NYTimes, a Briton on the island has contracted the disease. The article doesn’t say where s/he contracted it.

  2. There is now a racehorse named after Rafael Nadal who is being trained by the legendary Bob Baffert. I am not a racing fan but come May 2 we might be seeing the headline: Nadal wins the Kentucky Derby!

    • That would certainly be an awesome headline. If anyone can help Rafa win the Kentucky Derby, Bob Baffert can. Btw. I named my handsome kitten Rafa. Like his namesake, he is athletic and fearless. Best of luck to our champ in Acapulco! I hope it is on Tennis Channel.

  3. Saw you in South Africa – what a treat – a dream come true – give it you best shot it will be all you need !!!

  4. good luck in mexico Rafa, I think you will be ok stay on the base line more less running about and stop the reply quickly love to all the family xxxxx

  5. Rafa will be ok at this Masters…he is so well rested. The draw is a tough one but my faith is in Rafa always. BUENA SUERTE Rafa

  6. Wishing Rafa all the best for his Mexican Open tournament. Rafa, you will soon be number one again, no worries. Love you.

  7. Look forward to seeing you on the Courts again Rafa, but I wish you would take a break n give your body a rest. You were jet-lagged in Australia. However, I was so thrilled to see you play in person on all 3 days In Perth, after following you since you became Pro as a teenager. I shouted out “Rafa please play Doubles” n you did … Replacing Feliciano. I wonder if you heard me? I am 84 yrs old n looking forward to seeing you play in person again next year in Perth. We love you in Perth Rafa. I’m praying for you Rafa to be healthy n strong inMexi o n take the up away. God bless you, Maria n your family.. Vamos Rafa. Your Aussie Abuelah Nan Shirley. 🐂🏆🏆🏆👑👑👑🎊🎊🎊💥💥💥

    • That was so wonderful that you could see Rafa play in Perth! I am so envious. Rafa is a joy to watch. I hope that he will play well in Acapulco. .

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