After his quarter-final appearance at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, Novak Djokovic continues his clay court season at the Mutua Madrid Open, an ATP Masters 1000 event, taking place from May 5 to May 12.
The Serbian star is no.1 seed and will open his campaign at La Caja Mágica in the second round against qualifier Taylor Fritz (ATP #57, H2H 1-0). The American eliminated Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) in straight sets 7-6, 7-6.
Novak’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:
3rd round: Marco Cecchinato (ITA, 16), Jeremy Chardy (FRA), Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
Quarter-finals: Juan Martin del Potro (ARG, 7), Marin Cilic (CRO, 9)
Semi-finals: Roger Federer (SUI, 4), Dominic Thiem (AUT, 5), Fabio Fognini (ITA, 10)
Rafael Nadal (ESP, 2), Alexander Zverev (GER, 3), Kei Nishikori (JPN, 6), Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 8)… are in the bottom 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 Kyle Edmund in Madrid second round (3-6, 6-2, 3-6).
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