ATP Tennis Tour continues with the Barcelona Open live streaming schedule, featuring Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, with the games available to watch online with Bet365. who release their live feed schedule for the tournament in Barcelona.
Top seed Rafael Nadal is seen as favourite to win a ninth Barcelona Open as second seed David Ferrer looks to succeed in Catalonia at his fifth attempt.
Over the past decade, Rafael Nadal has dominated the clay-court season and the world number one will be looking to exert his dominance once again at the Barcelona Open .
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The Spaniard has become a synonymous figure in Barcelona having won the tournament a record eight times – a feat that is unmatched in its 60 year history.
However, the defending champion’s difficult journey starts early as he faces the prospect of facing former top 5 player Nikolay Davydenko in the second round should the Russian defeat Albert Ramos in the first round.
Alongside that, Rafa could meet last year’s finalist Nicolas Almagro or 2010 winner Fernando Verdasco in the quarter-finals adding to the massive challenge facing the defending champion.
Nadal’s form on clay in 2014 has been mixed as he won the 2014 Rio Open before suffering an early exit from the Monte Carlo Masters where losing 7-6 6-4 to compatriot David Ferrer in the quarter finals.
In fact, Ferrer could be Nadal’s main challenger in Barcelona as the second seed heads to Catalonia looking for a fifth final appearance in just seven years.
The Barcelona Open has been the one title that has always avoided Ferrer in his career with the Spaniard finishing runner-up to Nadal in each of his four final appearances.
However, Ferrer is always a force to be reckoned with on clay and he has the easier of the two draws with either Russia’s Teymuraz Gabashvili or Poland’s Michal Przysiezny awaiting him in the second round.
There are some potential pit-falls in the second seed’s path though as Indian Wells champion Alex Dolgolopov and the in-form Kei Nishikori are both on Ferrer’s half of the draw and could cause an upset later on in the week.
Although a fifth Nadal-Ferrer final could just be around the corner, 2014 could also be the year that Fabio Fognini announces himself to the world.
The Italian third seed has already won one clay title this season having won the Vina Del Mar title back in February whilst his Davis Cup demolition of Andy Murray two weeks ago shows that he has all the weapons needed to beat the world’s top players.
Despite both Ferrer and Fognini proving they have all the tools necessary to be victorious in Barcelona, Nadal is still very much the man to beat on clay and he will be very hard to stop in his search for a ninth title in ten years on home soil.