After his appearance at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Novak continues his clay court season at the Mutua Madrid Open, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, taking place from May 6 to May 13.
The Serbian star is no.10 seed and will open his campaign at La Caja Mágica against Kei Nishikori (H2H 11-2).
Novak’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:
2nd round: Kyle Edmund (GBR), Daniil Medvedev (RUS)
3rd round: David Goffin (BEL, 8), Hyeon Chung (KOR)
Quarter-finals: Grigor Dimitrov (BUL, 3), Lucas Pouille (FRA, 15), Milos Raonic (CAN), Denis Shapovalov (CAN)
Semi-finals: Alexander Zverev (GER, 2), John Isner (USA, 7), Jack Sock (USA, 12), Fabio Fognini (ITA, 16)
Rafael Nadal (ESP, 1), Juan Martin del Potro (ARG, 4), Dominic Thiem (AUT, 5), Kevin Anderson (RSA, 6), Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP, 9)… are in the other half of the draw and Novak can’t meet them before the final.
Djokovic lifted the trophy twice in the capital of Spain, in 2011 and 2016. Last year he lost to Rafael Nadal in semis (2-6, 4-6).
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