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Mutua Madrid Open – Draw out (Tough one!)

Madrid draw - click to download latest draw from the official website

Rafa and Roger in same half, tough opponents early on.

Well the draw is out and what a hard one it is for our two champions!

Nadal and Federer will have to be ready to play good tennis right from day one.

Here is my pick on seed and form as to who they are likely to have to win in order to meet in the semis and progress to a possible final.

Rafael Nadal – likely Madrid opponents:

First round: bye
Second round: Marcos Baghdatis
Third round:  Juan Martin del Potro (or Mikhail Youzhny or Marin Cilic…)
Quarter finals: Jurgen Melzer
Semifinals: Roger Federer
Finals: Novak Djokovic (or Andy Murray)

Roger Federer – likely Madrid opponents:

First round: bye
Second round: Feliciano Lopez
Third round: Fernando Verdasco
Quarter finals: Robin Soderling
Semifinals: Rafael Nadal
Finals: Novak Djokovic (or Andy Murray)

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Mutua Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki, already in Madrid

Rafa as well as the women’s ATP number one, Wozniacki both arrived in Madrid on Wednesday and tried out the central court today.

Maria Sharapova began training in the “Magic Box”, as the stunning stadium is known, since last Saturday.

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Barcelona Final – Nadal vs Ferrer

David Ferrer

David Ferrer - Link to ATP Profile

UPDATE – Congratulations to Rafael Nadal, who beat David Ferrer, 6-2, 6-4 to win his sixth Godó title

Well it is hard to imagine – Ferrer has actually beaten Nadal on clay before – but it was back in 2004!

And since then Rafa has racked up a 12-4 lead in the head to head, and now 500 wins altogether on the ATP circuit.

Below are the best links for free TV streams over internet that we could find in our wide scan and evaluation of available sources.

Monte-Carlo – Rolex Masters – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Rafael Nadal, Sunday, not before 4pm local time (2pm GMT)

Option 1 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - English

Option 2 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - English

Option 3 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - English

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Barcelona – Nadal vs Dodig

Ivan Dodic

Ivan Dodic - Link to ATP Profile

UPDATE – Match over, Nadal beat Dodig 6-3, 6-2

Rafael Nadal has never played the Croatian Ivan Dodic before.

Although unseeded, let’s not count out the chances of the world ATP 56th seed however – he has beaten tournament No. 3 seed Robin Soderling, No. 15 seed Milos Raonic, as well as Feliciano Lopez to get this far, and will play with nothing to lose against Rafa.

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Monte-Carlo – Rolex Masters – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Ivan Dodig, Saturday, not before 4pm local time (2pm GMT)

Option 1 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - English

Option 2 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV

Option 3 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV

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Barcelona – Nadal vs Monfils

Gael Monfils

Gael Monfils - Link to ATP Profile

UPDATE – Match over, Nadal beat Monfils 6-2, 6-2 and progresses to the semifinals

Gael Monfils beat Rafael Nadal once back in 2009 in Qatar (hard court) but has lost on the seven other occasions that they have met. In fact Nadal’s domination has been total, winning all sets played in those seven matches.

So on paper, it should be Nadal in two – let’s see how it plays out.

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Monte-Carlo – Rolex Masters – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Gael Monfils, Friday from 12:30pm local time (10:30am GMT)

Option 1 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - English

Option 2 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - various

Option 3 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - various

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Barcelona – Nadal vs Giraldo

UPDATE – Match over, Nadal beat  Giraldo 6-3, 6-2 to reach the last eight

Rafael Nadal has played the Colombian twice before, with straight set wins on each occasion.

The match will come on at the completion of the one between David Ferrer and Victor Hanescu – that match is due to start not before 1:30pm local time (11:30 am GMT), so I would expect Rafa to come on earliest 2:3opm (12:30pm GMT) – probably a bit later.

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Monte-Carlo – Rolex Masters – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Santiago Giraldo, second match of afternoon session, sometime after about 2:30pm (12:30pm GMT)

Option 1 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - English

Option 2 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - various

Option 3 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - various

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Barcelona – Nadal vs Gimeno-Traver

Barcelona Open - Banc Sabadell

UPDATE – Match over, Nadal won 6-1, 6-1.

Rafael Nadal has never played his fellow countryman Daniel Gimeno-Traver before, so it will be interesting to see this unfold.

Here’s hoping that Nadal can recover from the two tough matches (semi against Murray and final against Ferrer) in Monte-Carlo to kick off his campaign for a sixth Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell (Godó) title.

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Monte-Carlo – Rolex Masters – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Wednesday 1:30pm local time, 11:30am GMT

Option 1 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - English

Option 2 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - various

Option 3 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - various

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Nadal wins Monte-Carlo No.7, heads for Barcelona

With his seventh title at Monte Carlo under his belt, Rafa has little time for rest as he prepares for the Godó ATP 500 tournament in Barcelona.

Roger Federer is taking a break, and will reappear for the Mutua Masters 1000 event in Madrid early May.

Nadal has won the Barcelona title five times before, but reluctantly missed it last year. This year he is back to add to a very intensive schedule of three more tournaments in the lead up to the French Open.

Rafa admitted to being more tired than usual during yesterday’s final against David Ferrer – you could tell as he made uncharacteristic errors:

“During the match I was more tired than usual today. But in general it was positive. That’s important because these kinds of matches, like yesterday, like today, improve your condition physically and mentally.”

“It’s negative because you spent a lot of time on court, you have to run a lot on court, it’s always tough for the body. But if you talk about [what it does] mentally and physically, that can help a lot for the rest of the clay season.”

“Indian Wells to Wimbledon is the most [important] part of the season for me. These four or five months are decisive in my season.”

“That’s the calendar. That’s where I have to play my best, where I have to defend a lot of points.”

“Every year I did a fantastic clay court season. I have to try to do it another time. With these four or five tournaments, if I am playing very well, I’m going to have the biggest chances to have enough points to try to be in the top position at the end of the year ranking. That’s the top of my system in general. So I have to try… I am healthy now, so why not?”

Nadal will play the winner of Daniel Gimeno-Traver and Potito Starace in his opening match in Barcelona.

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Barcelona – Nadal vs Ferrer

UPDATE – He’s done it! Rafael Nadal has beaten David Ferrer to win his seventh successive Monte-Carlo title (6-4, 7-5)

Rafael Nadal has an 11-4 lead over his fellow countryman David Ferrer in the head to head but Ferrer had the better of Rafa the last time they met (Quarterfinals this year in the Australian Open).

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Monte-Carlo – Rolex Masters – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs David Ferrer - 2:30pm (12:30 GMT)

Option 1 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV – English

Option 2 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV – Spanish

Option 3 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV – English

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Monte-Carlo – Nadal vs Murray

Andy Murray

Andy Murray - Link to ATP Profile

UPDATE – Nadal beat Murray 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 and advances to the final against David Ferrer

Rafael Nadal has a solid 9-4 lead over Andy Murray in the head to head but the Scot has always backed himself on clay. Can he pull off an upset today or will Rafa claim his 26th successive win on clay and continue on his march towards a seventh title?

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Monte-Carlo – Rolex Masters – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Andy Murray - Not before 3pm (1pm GMT)

Option 1 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV – English

Option 2 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV – Spanish

Option 3 – Monte-Carlo Masters Series Tennis – Live TV – English

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