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Internazionali BNL d’Italia – Rome Draw!

Rafael and Roger Federer in the same half again, possible semi meet up.

With the Madrid final still to play, the Rome action is well under way.

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.

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Both Nadal and Federer look to have a relatively easy run to the quarterfinals where they could meet David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych respectively. Having said that, Rafa’s first opponent Bellucci is in great form and that could be a big upset in the making…

Rafael Nadal – likely Rome opponents:

First round: bye
Second round: Tomaz Bellucci
Third round:  Mikhail Youzhny
Quarter finals: David Ferrer
Semifinals: Roger Federer
Finals: Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer – likely Rome opponents:

First round: bye
Second round: Jo-Wilfred Tsonga
Third round: Richard Gasquet
Quarter finals: Tomas Berdych
Semifinals: Rafael Nadal
Finals: Novak Djokovic

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Madrid Final – Nadal vs Djokovic

UPDATE – Match over, Djokovic won 7-5, 6-4

Well someone’s winning streak will come to an end – either Djokovic’s 33 matches on all surfaces or Nadal’s 37 wins on clay.

Rafa has a 9-0 lead on this surface and an overall 16-9 record, but the Serbian’s form has been so good this year. Still I would just pick the Mallorcan to eke out a very close fought win – two sets to one.

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Mutua Madrid Masters – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic, not before 6:30pm local time (4:30pm GMT)

Option 1 – Madrid Mutua – Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - Arabic

Option 2 – Madrid Mutua – Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - English

Option 3 – Madrid Mutua – Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - Spanish

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Madrid – Nadal vs Federer

UPDATE – Match over, Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 and will play Djokovic in the final

Will we witness yet another Nadal vs Federer classic?

I sure hope so – most recent numbers and form are all in favour of a two set win for Rafa, but there is hope for Roger Federer:

- Nadal has a 12-3 lead in the clay head to head
- and is on a 36 winning streak on clay

On the other hand, Fed has beaten Nadal before for this title (2009), and has played very well to beat the likes of Robin Soderling in this tournament. So can he pull it off and reignite this rivalry?

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Mutua Madrid Masters – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

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

Option 1 – Madrid Mutua – Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - English

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Madrid – Nadal vs Llodra and Federer vs Soderling

Michael Llodra

Michael Llodra - Link to ATP Profile

UPDATE – Matches over, Nadal beat Llodra 6-2, 6-2 and Federer won 7-6,  6-4, so next they will meet in the semis!

Rafael Nadal has never played Michael Llodra before, but should cruise through. Easily said :)

Roger Federer has a stunning 15-1 lead over Robin Soderling in the head to head, but do not forget that it was the Swede who won the last time the two met on clay – at the French Open in 2010.

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Mutua Madrid Masters – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Michael Llodra, not before 4pm (2pm GMT)
Roger Federer vs Robin Soderling, not before 7pm (5pm GMT)

Option 1 – Madrid Mutua – Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - English

Option 2 – Madrid Mutua – Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - English

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Madrid – Federer vs Malisse and Nadal vs Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro - Link to ATP Profile

UPDATE – Federer (6-4, 6-3) and Nadal (walkover) both won and progress to quarterfinals

Roger Federer had a real battle in the last round against Feliciano Lopez, coming through by winning two of the three tie breakers.

In theory, this one agaisnt Xavier Malisse should be an easier match, but note that the last and only time the two met on clay (1999!), Malisse won – since then Federer has beaten the Belgian on eight occasions. I pick Fed in two.

Rafael Nadal has struggled in the past against the tall Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, though he still leads the head to head, 5-3.

This will be a real gauge of the level of form each can bring to the court. Rafa in three.

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Mutua Madrid Masters – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Roger Federer vs Feliciano Lopez, not before 4pm (2pm GMT)

Rafael Nadal vs Juan Martin Del Potro, not before 7pm (5pm GMT)

Option 1 – Madrid Mutua – Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - English

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Option 3 – Madrid Mutua – Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - Spanish

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Madrid – Nadal vs Baghdatis and Federer vs Lopez

Marcos Baghdatis

Marcos Baghdatis - Link to ATP Profile

Click here for Federer vs Lopez at French Open 2011 (First round)

UPDATE: Rafael Nadal beat Marcos Baghdatis, 6-1, 6-3 and Roger Federer overcame Feliciano Lopez 7-6, 6-7, 7-6.

Rafa had won six straight wins over the Cypriot, until Baghdatis managed to knock him out of Indian Wells last year at the quarterfinal stage, making the head 6-1. Tough first match for Nadal, but he should pull through.

Federer will start his tournament with a match against the in-form Feliciano Lopez, who arrives fresh from the final in Belgrade where he lost to Djokovic.

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Mutua Madrid Masters – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Marcos Baghdatis, UPDATE – Nadal beat Baghdatis 6-1, 6-3.

Roger Federer vs Feliciano Lopez, UPDATE – Federer won 7-6, 6-7, 7-6

Option 1 – Madrid Mutua – Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - English

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Option 3 – Madrid Mutua – Masters Series Tennis – Live TV - Spanish

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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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Mubadala – Nadal and Federer in Abu Dhabi

Live TV over Internet stream links at end of post

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi features six of the world’s top tennis players, including both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

The play starts on Thursday 30th December where the 3rd to 6th ranked players play off against each other for a slot in the semifinals.

Rafa and Roger, as top seeds, have byes from the first round and so will start on Friday in the semis.

Nadal will play the winner of Baghdatis versus Berdych in the tournament’s opening match. Federer will face either Soderling and Tsonga in the other semifinal.

The final (featuring, we hope, Nadal vs Federer…) will be on Sunday.

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Mubadala World Tennis Championship – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Matches to follow for Friday Semifinals

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Charity Event – Nadal vs Federer in Madrid

UPDATE – Match over, Nadal won 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-1

Roger Federer took out the “home” leg of the two part charity event by beating Rafael Nadal in the “Match for Africa” in Zurich, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

The two now fly to Madrid where they will play at 18:00 GMT.

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Charity Event – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer, Dec 22nd 18:00 GMT

Option 1 – Zurich – Tennis – Live TV

Option 2 – Zurich – Tennis – Live TV

Option 3 – Zurich – Tennis – Live TV (best link so far)

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