DRAW: Who will Rafael Nadal have to beat to win the Rome Masters?

The draw for Rome is out.

After a first round bye, seven-time champion Rafael Nadal is set to meet either Andreas Seppi or a qualifier in his first match, before the possibility of Jack Sock in the third round.

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Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Andreas Seppi
  • 3rd round: Jack Sock
  • Quarter-final: Dominic Thiem
  • Semi-final: Novak Djokovic
  • Final: Andy Murray
If the men play to seed the quarter-final line up will be:
  • Andy Murray vs Milos Raonic
  • Stan Wawrinka vs Marin Cilic
  • Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem
  • Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori

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GOOD LUCK, RAFA!

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Madrid Open 2017 draw: See who Rafael Nadal will face on the Caja Mágica clay

The draw for the Madrid Open was performed today.

Rafael Nadal has been drawn into the bottom half of the draw and looks tough on paper, but he is the King of Clay who won three of four titles on the Caja Mágica clay.

After a first round bye, our champ will face the winner of the match between Fabio Fognini or Joao Sousa. He could face Nick Kyrgios in the third round, prior to a quarter-final against Milos Raonic or David Goffin.

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Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Fabio Fognini or Joao Sousa
  • 3rd round: Nick Kyrgios
  • Quarter-final: Milos Raonic or David Goffin
  • Semi-final: Novak Djokovic
  • Final: Andy Murray
If the men play to seed the quarter-final line up will be:
  • Andy Murray vs Dominic Thiem
  • Stan Wawrinka vs Marin Cilic
  • Milos Raonic vs Rafael Nadal
  • Kei Nishikori vs Novak Djokovic

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GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Barcelona Open Draw 2017: Rafael Nadal Goes For Record 10th Barcelona Title

The draw for the Barcelona tournament is out. Rafael Nadal will start his title defense by playing the winner of a match between Rogerio Dutra Silva (No. 70) and Renzo Olivo (No. 93).

Seeds in Rafa’s half include A. Zverev, Kolhschrieber, Ferrer, Goffin, Cuevas, Sousa and Nishikori. Seeds in the other half are A. Murray, F. Lopez, Ramos-Vinolas, Bautista Agut, Thiem, M. Zverev, Gasquet and Carreno Busta.

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Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Rogerio Dutra Silva or Renzo Olivo
  • 3rd round: Philipp Kolhschrieber
  • Quarter-final: Alexander Zverev
  • Semi-final: Kei Nishikori
  • Final: Andy Murray
If the men play to seed the quarter-final line up will be:
  • Andy Murray vs Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Dominic Thiem vs Pablo Carreno Busta
  • Alexander Zverev vs Rafael Nadal
  • David Goffin vs Kei Nishikori

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For Rafa this will be his 13th participation at the tournament, where he will play for his 10th title. During Rafa’s 12 appearances in the City of Barcelona, he has compiled a 49-3 record.

UPDATED: Kei Nishikori has been forced to withdraw from the tournament due to a right wrist injury. Frenchman Benoit Paire will take his spot in the draw.

Source: ATP World Tour

Monte-Carlo Masters Draw: Rafael Nadal goes for 10th title

The Monte Carlo Rolex Masters draw is out, and thus begins the European clay season.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal has a bye in the first round, and will face the winner of the match between two Brits – Kyle Edmund and Daniel Evans.

Our champ could face Alexander Zverev in the third round, prior to a quarter-final against Grigor Dimitrov.

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Rafa’s potential Monte Carlo route:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Edmund or Evans
  • 3rd round: Alexander Zverev
  • Quarter-final: Grigor Dimitrov
  • Semi-final: Novak Djokovic
  • Final: Andy Murray

Projected quarter-finals:

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

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Rafa has won 28 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, second only to Djokovic, who has a record 30 pieces of Masters 1000 silverware. Rafa, who beat Gael Monfils in the 2016 final, won a record 46 straight matches at the prestigious tournament from 2005 to 2013 and is 58-4 overall. (via ATP)

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

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).

Check out the complete draw here.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

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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GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

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

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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.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!