This Friday the Madrid Masters 1000, which will have Rafael Nadal as the first seed and absolute favorite to win the tournament. The debut of the manacorí, champion in Barcelona last week, could be before the young Spanish promise, Carlos Alcaraz.
Alcaraz will play in the first round against Mannarino and the winner of that key will face Nadal. If Alcaraz (trained at the Rafa Nadal Academy) wins, it would be the first duel between the two.
Medvedev (2nd seed = will play against Davidovich Fokina or a player emerged from qualification while Stefanos Tsitsipas (4th, champion in Monte-Carlo) will go against the winner of Benoit Paire and Nikoloz Basilashvili.
Dominic Thiem (3rd), who arrives without shooting and with physical discomfort, will go before the winner of the clash between two qualy players. His friend Diego Schwartzman could cross paths with Karatsev again, or with Ugo Humbert.
The other cross between compatriots that could occur in the second round is between Matteo Berrettinoi (8th) and Fabio Fognini, who must first defeat a player emerged from qualifying.
Meanwhile, Rublev will go before the winner of Tommy Paul and Pedro Martínez and a great match will feature Zverev: Nishikori or Khachanov will be his rival in the second round.