Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open draw is pretty good!

The Australian Open Draw is out.

Rafael Nadal, the 2009 champion, will play in the first round against 83rd-ranked Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic.

In the second round he could face Nicolas Jarry or Leonardo Mayer.

If all goes well for our champion, he could face Damir Dzumhur in the third round and in the quarter-finals he could be seen battling with Marin Cilic.

After that, the semis is a likely duel with Grigor Dimitrov before a final battle between Rafa and Roger Federer could not be ruled out, if all goes well for these two players.

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Projected quarter-finals:

  • Rafael Nadal vs Marin Cilic
  • Grigor Dimitrov vs Jack Sock
  • Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev
  • David Goffin vs Roger Federer

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Victor Estrella Burgos
  • 2nd round: Nicolas Jarry and Leonardo Mayer
  • 3rd round: Damir Dzumhur
  • Last 16: John Isner
  • Quarter-final: Marin Cilic
  • Semi-final: Grigor Dimitrov or Jack Sock
  • Final: Roger Federer
Rafa’s quarter

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Rafa is bidding to clinch a 17th grand slam title of his career and his second in Melbourne.

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

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Draw made for ATP Finals 2017: Will Rafael Nadal play in London?

The ATP World Tour Finals draw has been made.

Rafael Nadal is already practicing in London even though there are some concerns about his participation as he had to pull out of the Paris Masters last week with a knee injury.

He will take on David Goffin, Dominic Thiem and Grigor Dimitrov in the round-robin stage at London’s O2 Arena.

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Group ‘Pete Sampras’

  • Rafael Nadal
  • Dominic Thiem
  • Grigor Dimitrov
  • David Goffin

Group ‘Boris Becker’

  • Roger Federer
  • Alexander Zverev
  • Marin Cilic
  • Jack Sock

Rafa’s first match will be against David Goffin on Monday, not before 8 PM local time.

Our champ, who has won six titles this year including the French and US Open, has already guaranteed top spot in the world rankings this season.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Paris Masters Draw 2017: Every point matters for Rafael Nadal

The BNP Paribas Masters Paris draw is out, and Rafael Nadal has a bye in the first round. The World No. 1  is seeded first at the tournament. He will play the winner of the match between Mischa Zverev and Hyeon Chung in the second round.

Our champ is joined by fourth seed Alexander Zverev in the top half of the draw, with second seed Roger Federer projected to face off against third seed Marin Cilic in the other semifinal.

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Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Mischa Zverev or Hyeon Chung
  • 3rd round: Albert Ramos-Vinolas
  • Quarter-final: Pablo Carreno Busta
  • Semi-final: Alexander Zverev or Grigor Dimitrov
  • Final: Roger Federer

Projected quarterfinals:

  • Rafael Nadal vs Pablo Carreno Busta
  • Alexander Zverev vs Grigor Dimitrov
  • David Goffin vs Marin Cilic
  • Dominic Thiem vs Roger Federer

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UPDATE: Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Paris Masters to focus on the ATP World Tour finals in London. Rafa needs just one more win – either in Paris or at the season-ending ATP World Tour finals in London – to seal the No 1 spot.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Shanghai Masters 2017: Here’s how Rafael Nadal’s draw is looking

The draw has been made for Shanghai ATP Masters 1000.

Rafael Nadal is top-seeded in Shanghai, where he reached the final in 2009 (l. to Davydenko). The left-hander will face either Jared Donaldson or Pablo Cuevas in the second round, as the top-eight seeds receive opening byes.

Our champ is joined by fourth seed Marin Cilic in the top half of the draw, with second seed Roger Federer projected to face off against third seed Alexander Zverev in the other semifinal.

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Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Pablo Cuevas
  • 3rd round: Fabio Fognini
  • Quarter-final: Grigor Dimitrov
  • Semi-final: Marin Cilic
  • Final: Roger Federer

Projected quarterfinals:

  • Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov
  • Marin Cilic vs Pablo Carreno Busta
  • Dominic Thiem vs  Alexander Zverev
  • David Goffin vs Roger Federer

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GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

China Open Draw 2017: Rafael Nadal Going For Second Beijing Title

The draw was performed today in Beijing. World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has been drawn to face Lucas Pouille in the first round of the China Open. He could face big-serving John Isner in the quarterfinals.

Our champ is 56-9 on the year, and is chasing his 75th tour-level title.

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Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Lucas Pouille
  • 2nd round: Karen Kachanov
  • Quarter-final: John Isner
  • Semi-final: Grigor Dimitrov
  • Final: Alexander Zverev

Projected quarterfinals:

  • Rafael Nadal vs John Isner
  • Grigor Dimitrov vs Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Nick Kyrgios vs Pablo Carreno Busta
  • Tomas Berdych vs Alexander Zverev

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.

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GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

US Open draw 2017 announced: Rafael Nadal in same half as Roger Federer

The draw was performed today in New York City. World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has been drawn to face Dusan Lajovic in the first round of the US Open. He could meet No. 26 seed Richard Gasquet in the third round, 15th-seeded Tomas Berdych in the fourth round and No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals.

If Rafa and Roger Federer finally are going to face each other at the U.S. Open for the first time in their long rivalry, it only could happen in the semifinals.

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If it falls per ranking, this would be Rafa’s path to the final:

  • 1st round: Dusan Lajovic
  • 2nd round: Taro Daniel
  • 3rd round: Richard Gasquet
  • 4th round: Tomas Berdych
  • Quarter-final: Grigor Dimitrov
  • Semi-final: Roger Federer
  • Final: Andy Murray

If the men play to seed the quarter-final line up will be:

  • Rafael Nadal vs. Grigor Dimitrov
  • Roger Federer vs. Dominic Thiem
  • Marin Cilic vs. Alexander Zverev
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Andy Murray

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Rafa is bidding to clinch a 16th grand slam title of his career and his third in the Big Apple. He is seeded No 1 at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2010 after returning to the ATP’s top ranking this week.

Rafa, who has a 46-10 record in New York City, including the 2010 and 2013 crowns, has never lost in the first round of the US Open and last failed to get past the second round 13 years ago, when he lost to Andy Roddick  in 2004.

The tournament starts on Monday.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

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Cincinnati Draw: Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer, who will win the battle for No. 1?

The main draw for the 2017 Cincinnati Masters (Western & Southern Open) was performed today.

Rafael Nadal, the No. 1 seed and current world No. 2, was the tournament winner in Cincinnati in 2013.

Following the first round bye, Rafa will open up against Richard Gasquet or a qualifier in the second round, with possible matchups against No. 16 seed Gilles Muller in the third round and No. 8 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals.

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • First round: Bye
  • Second round: Richard Gasquet
  • Third round: Gilles Muller
  • Quarter-final: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or David Goffin
  • Semi-final: Dominic Thiem
  • Final: Roger Federer

If the men play to seed the quarter-final line up will be:

  • Rafael Nadal vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  • Dominic Thiem vs. Kei Nishikori
  • Alexander Zverev vs. Milos Raonic
  • Roger Federer vs Grigor Dimitrov

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Rafa and Roger Federer will bid to take over No. 1 in the ATP Rankings. If Roger wins the Rogers Cup title, he will become No. 1 on August 21 with an equal-or-better finish than Rafa in Cincinnati.

Good luck Rafa! VAMOS!!