We have another “5th Slam” contender/pretender this week as the ATP and WTA tours combine at the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open. Here’s a quick tournament preview to help you get acclimated.
The top half includes a jaded Rafael Nadal and an overplayed Novak Djokovic. Andy Murray and Roger Federer are the top seeds in the other half.
Rafael Nadal’s quarter: It’s ROUGH, especially for someone who is feeling grouchy (click here) and in need of a break before Roland Garros. His quarterfinal could be a killer - his section is PACKED with clay-loving Spanish-speakers: David Ferrer, Guillermo Canas, Juan Monaco, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and local faves Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco are all possible opponents. Of course, no matter the draw, Rafa’s still the tournament favorite.