Rafael Nadal, the World No. 5 Rafael Nadal will clash against Benoit Paire of France in the 2013 Mutua Madrid Masters second round, which will kick off on Wednesday 8th April at 10:20 GMT being played here at the Park Manzanares in Madrid.
26-year-old Rafael Nadal has received opening round bye and will have to face Frenchman Paire in second round on Wednesday in front of home fans. Spaniard is having most of the chances to clinch the Madrid Masters for third time and to equal record along with his best rival World No. 2 Roger Federer, who has won the title for three times in 2006, 2009 and 2012.
Benoit Paire has overcome against Joao Souza in two sets with a 6-1, 7-6 score line, as he will meet tricky oppanent Nadal in Madrid Masters second round.
Both the players are meeting for the second time in their tennis career, where Nadal leads with a 1-0 win loss head-to-head record against Paire. The pair last meet at the 2013 Barcelona Open fourth round and Nadal won the match in two sets with a 7-6, 6-2 score line. As per the predications, Nadal is considered as top prospect to clinch victory in opening round and secure place in the Mutua Madrid Masters third round, being played here on outdoor clay courts at the Park Manzanares in Madrid.