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Barcelona Semifinal – Nadal vs Verdasco

Rafa has a chance to progress to a phenomenal seventh straight Godo final (if you leave out the year he did not play)

Rafael Nadal will play Fernando Verdasco, who is hungry to regain a spot in the  upper echelon of the world rankings with a good result here in Barcelona.

Verdasco won this tournament two years ago (the year that Rafa did not play) but will have to find another gear against the Mallorcan – he has lost all twelve matches the two have previously played against each other, with the five setter at the Australian Open in 2009 coming to mind has the stand out highlight of those encounters.

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Prediction, Rafa in two, to drop less than six games.

The match will start at 4pm local time provided the earlier matches do not overrun. That’s 2pm GMT.

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Barcelona – Nadal vs Tipsarevic

Rafa to play a Serbian next – fortunately not Djokovic this time but the Serb Number 2, Janko Tipsarevic

Rafael Nadal will play Janko Tipsarevic, who has been in good form lately and has now reached a World ranking of number eight. A tough challenge for Rafa, who has beaten the Serb in the two only times they have met before.

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Barcelona – Nadal vs Garcia-Lopez

Fresh from a stunning eighth Monte-Carlo title, Rafa heads to Barcelona to try and claim his seventh Godo

Rafael Nadal will play fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez his first match on Wednesday.

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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.

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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

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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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Rafa Back in Training – Davis Cup against Belgium next Challenge

Watch out world, Rafael Nadal is back in training :) .

Great news given the Davis Cup against Belgium coming up (March 4-6) not to mention the US hard court, clay and grass seasons where he is defending a staggering 7000 points given his amazing run of form in 2010.

The injury dated back to the Australian Open match against Spaniard David Ferrer on Jan. 26, but his doctor Ángel Ruiz Cotorro has since cleared him to return to the court.

“I feel quite good, I am going home to Manacor to begin training on the courts,” Nadal said on his official website. “I am going to start training slowly, following a plan, so that there are no setbacks.”

Rafael Nadal was also recently the guest of honour at the official presentation of “Godo”, the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2011. Rafa considers this his “home” tournament, and he won it for five straight years to 2009 before missing out last year, choosing to rest from a heavy schedule. But to the joy of organisers I am sure, he will be back in 2011. Let’s hope his body can handle the strain this year…

At the Barcelona press conference, it was interesting to hear Nadal talk of his disappointment about not being able to complete that “Rafa Slam” – 4 Grand Slams in a row to match an achievement last completed back in 11969 by Aussie legend Rod Laver.

“I was crying in the locker room. I [hated that I had] to go out of the tournament. Last year, I had to do it and it was something I didn’t want to repeat. But from the third game I knew I didn’t have a chance to win. David was playing fantastic and I wasn’t able to run enough to rise to the level to beat him.”