Rafael Nadal (3rd in the world) He is looking for the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 in Barcelona when this Thursday he faces the Japanese Kei Nishikori (current 39th, ex 4th).
The manacorí had a strange debut in which he lost the first set against Ivashka (111th) by 6-3 but then recovered and won the match 6-2, 6-4. In front of him he will have Nishikori who has just defeated two South Americans: Guido Pella and Cristian Garin.
They met 13 times, with Nadal winning 11. In five brick dust matches, the Japanese could barely win a set against Manacor.