Nadal avoids Rublev, Bautista and Tsitsipas until the final

With the majority of participants already in Barcelona and the preliminary round underway, the draw for the individual men's team of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Conde de Godó has been held. In other words, tennis players already know their way to the final and their possible crosses. Rafael Nadal, eleven times champion of the tournament and top favorite, will debut before the winner of the duel that Adrian Mannarino has to face with a player from the previous phase.

If that round passes, something predictable, Nadal would have a tough opponent in the second round. Either Nishikori, two-time champion of the tournament, or the Chilean Cristian Garín, the pass to the quarterfinals will not be cheap. Neither the semi-finals, since Nadal would face the winner of the duel between Goffin or Khachanov before. In the semifinals, Carreño or Schwartzman are nominated as possible rivals as long as they pass the qualifiers.

But all these potential crossovers are just the top half of the table, which Nadal is going for, who has avoided several of the tournament's most fearsome rivals. Logically Tsitsipas (seeded number two) goes for the lower part of the table, as well as Rublev, his executioner in Monte Carlo, or Bautista. One of the quarters could be perfectly Bautista-Rublev, while Tsitsipas has his most difficult opponent in Shapovalov before the semis.

As for the Spanish, Bautista will debut against the winner of the Gilles Simon-Pablo Andújar, Feliciano López will do it against Lorenzo Musetti, Alejandro Davidovich against Alexander Bublik and finally Pablo Carreño will play his first match against Gasquet or Jordan Thompson.