Miami Open Draw 2017: Will Rafael Nadal win his first Miami title?

The draw has been made for the Miami Open, the second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in 2017.

Rafael Nadal is fifth seed and has a bye in the first round. He will open his campaign against either a qualifier or Israeli Dudi Sela.

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Rafa’s potential Miami route:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Qualifier or Dudi Sela
  • 3rd round: Philipp Kohlschreiber
  • 4th round: Grigor Dimitrov
  • Quarter-final: Milos Raonic
  • Semi-final: Kei Nishikori
  • Final: Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka

Projected quarter-finals:

  • Stan Wawrinka (1) vs. David Goffin (8)
  • Roger Federer (4) vs. Dominic Thiem (6)
  • Rafael Nadal (5) vs. Milos Raonic (3)
  • Marin Cilic (7) vs. Kei Nishikori (2)

In Rafa’s four trips to the final, he has lost to Djokovic (2014, 2011), Davydenko (2008) and Federer (2005). Miami is one of just three Masters trophies missing from Rafa’s mantle (Paris, Shanghai).

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Indian Wells Draw: Potential fourth round match between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in California desert

The Indian Wells draw was performed today.

Three-time champion (2007, 2009, 2013) Rafael Nadal returns to Indian Wells as the No. 5 seed with a 48-8 record in the desert. After a first round bye, Rafa will face either the winner of a match between Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Guido Pella.

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If the draw holds to quarterfinals, we would have:

  • Andy Murray vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  • Stan Wawrinka vs Dominic Thiem
  • Marin Cilic vs Kei Nishikori
  • Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez or Guido Pella
  • 3rd round: Fernando Verdasco
  • 4th round: Roger Federer
  • Quarter-final: Novak Djokovic
  • Semi-final: Kei Nishikori
  • Final: Andy Murray

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Mexican Open 2017 draw: How will Rafael Nadal fare in Acapulco?

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Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images

The draw for the Mexican Open has been released and Rafael Nadal will face Mischa Zverev in the opening round.

Rafa, the champion in Acapulco in 2005 and 2013, is seeded second. Jack Sock is the other seed in his quarter while John Isner and Marin Cilic are the seeds in the rest of his half.

Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios, Novak Djokovic and David Goffin all feature in the opposite side of the draw.

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Mischa Zverev
  • 2nd round: Pablo Lorenzi or Yen-Hsun Lu
  • Quarter-final: Jack Sock
  • Semi-final: Marin Cilic or John Isner
  • Final: Novak Djokovic

Projected quarterfinals:

  • Djokovic vs Nick Kyrgios
  • Dominic Thiem vs David Goffin
  • John Isner vs Marin Cilic
  • Jack Sock vs Rafael Nadal

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

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Rafa’s last match was on January 29, against Roger Federer in the final of the Australian Open.


2017 Australian Open Draw: Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic in the same quarter

Ben Solomon / Tennis Australia
Photo by Ben Solomon / Tennis Australia

The 2017 Australian Open draw has been revealed on Friday morning in Melbourne.

Rafael Nadal will play German Florian Mayer in the first round.

Our champ, seeded ninth, was also drawn in the same half as Austria’s Dominic Thiem and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. He could meet either player in the semi-finals.

Projected quarter-finals:

  • Andy Murray vs Kei Nishikori
  • Stan Wawrinka vs Marin Cilic
  • Milos Raonic vs Rafael Nadal
  • Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Florian Mayer
  • 2nd round: Marcos Baghdatis or Mikhail Youzhny
  • 3rd round: Alexander Zverev
  • Last 16: Gael Monfils
  • Quarter-final: Milos Raonic
  • Semi-final: Novak Djokovic
  • Final: Andy Murray

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Rafa is bidding to clinch a 15th grand slam title of his career and his second in Melbourne.

All the best of luck in the world to you, Rafa! VAMOS!

Brisbane 2017 Draw: Rafael Nadal opens against Alexandr Dolgopolov

The draw for the Brisbane International was held today.

World No. 9 Rafael Nadal will kick off the 2017 season with an intriguing first round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov. Our champ will carry a 5-2 head-to-head record into his first-round match, however the Ukrainian has won their two most recent clashes.

Our champ, who is the fifth seed in Brisbane, is seeded to face defending champion Milos Raonic in the last eight and rising Austrian star Dominic Thiem in the semis.

Rafael Nadal in action at Allphones Arena on January 11, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Jan. 10, 2016 - Source: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images AsiaPac)
Rafael Nadal in action at Allphones Arena on January 11, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.
(Jan. 10, 2016 – Source: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Alexander Dolgopolov
  • 2nd round: Mischa Zverev
  • Quarter-final: Milos Raonic
  • Semi-final: Dominic Thiem
  • Final: Stan Wawrinka

Projected quarterfinals:

  • Milos Raonic vs Rafael Nadal
  • Dominic Thiem vs Grigor Dimitrov
  • David Ferrer vs Kei Nishikori
  • Lucas Pouille vs Stan Wawrinka

Rafa’s new coach Carlos Moya will not travel to Brisbane, but will join our champ and head coach Uncle Toni at the Australian Open.


Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic in same half of draw at Shanghai Masters

The draw for the Shanghai Rolex Masters has been released and Rafael Nadal has a bye in the first round. In the second round our champ will play either Viktor Troicki or a qualifier.

Top seed Novak Djokovic is joined by fourth seed Rafa in the top half of the draw, with second seed Andy Murray projected to face off against third seed Stan Wawrinka in the other semifinal.

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Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Viktor Troicki
  • 3rd round: Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Quarter-final: Marin Cilic
  • Semi-final: Novak Djokovic
  • Final: Andy Murray

Projected quarterfinals:

  • Novak Djokovic vs Tomas Berdych
  • Rafael Nadal vs Marin Cilic
  • Milos Raonic vs Stan Wawrinka
  • Gael Monfils vs Andy Murray

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Shanghai Masters tennis is live from Shanghai from 9 October.

All the best of luck in the world to you, Rafa!

China Open 2016 Draw: Who does Rafael Nadal face?

The draw for the men’s side of the China Open was held today.

Rafael Nadal is the 2nd seed and landed in the bottom half of the draw in Milos Raonic’s half. His first opponent will be Paolo Lorenzi from Italy.

Photo: China Open
Photo: China Open

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Paolo Lorenzi
  • 2nd round: Albert Ramos-Vinolas
  • Quarter-final: Lucas Pouille
  • Semi-final: Milos Raonic
  • Final: Andy Murray

Projected quarterfinals:

  • Andy Murray vs Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Dominic Thiem vs David Ferrer
  • Richard Gasquet vs Milos Raonic
  • Lucas Pouille vs Rafael Nadal

Rafa won this hard-court tournament, part of the ATP Tour’s late-season Asian swing, as a teenager in 2005 and reached the final in 2013 and 2015.

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been forced to withdraw from China Open due to an elbow injury.

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China Open tennis is live from Beijing from 3-9 October.