PDF printable draw Thoughts on the Draw Madrid has historically been a pretty good tournament for Roger but since he last won there in he hasn't been past the third round; skipping it once and losing to Nishikori and Kyrgios on his other appearances. This time around the draw looks pretty tricky starting with either Nicholas Mahut or Joao Sousa in the first round. Mahut has no real business on clay so I imagine Sousa will be his second round opponent. Sousa has given quite a few of the top guys a tough time in matches I've seen, including Federer in Halleso he's no pushover early doors.
Nadal, the No. He lost to ninth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas , who will try to win his third title of the year in a final against top-ranked Novak Djokovic , who defeated Dominic Thiem 2 , 4 and will have a chance to tie Nadal for the most titles in Masters tournaments with Editor's Picks Bertens wins Madrid title; No.
I didn't have a good feeling to do the things I wanted to do and that's it. We don't have to dwell too much on it.
This is the first time since that Nadal had arrived in Madrid without a title. I've been really close, but I haven't been able to win. Tsitsipas, 20, converted on his fourth match point to close out the victory on the Magic Box center court.
Probably one of the toughest victories I've had in my life," Tsitsipas said. He saved 11 of the 16 break opportunities he conceded. He is the tour's winningest player in with 27 wins. The fifth-seeded Thiem, who beat Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, had won two straight against Djokovic and was trying to make his third straight Madrid final following losses to Nadal in and Alexander Zverev in The Austrian was also attempting to become the first player to win three titles this season, adding to triumphs at Indian Wells and Barcelona.
I'm very, very pleased with this win.