After two-year absence, Nole arrived in Madrid on Friday with a 28-2 record on the season. The world no.1 and 2011 champion will lead a star-studded field at La Caja Mágica complex from May 1 till May 8.
The 2016 Mutua Madrid Open singles draw has been announced on Saturday.
Djokovic is a top seed and has a first-round BYE. He will open his campaign against world no.40 Borna Coric of Croatia (H2H 0-0).
Novak’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:
3rd round: Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP, 15), Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Quarter-finals: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA, 7), Milos Raonic (CAN, 11)
Semi-finals: Stan Wawrinka (SUI, 4), Kei Nishikori (JPN, 6), Gael Monfils (FRA, 13)
Defending champion Andy Murray (GBR, 2), Rafael Nadal (ESP, 5), Tomas Berdych (CZE, 8), David Ferrer (ESP, 9) … are in the opposite side of the draw.
You can download Nole May desktop calendar here.