Just days after winning the Monte Carlo Masters, all eyes are on Rafa as he bids for a win in the Barcelona Open. The Spaniard has won the last 36 matches on clay and did not drop a set in Monaco last week. This match could possibly favour him too as he’s playing on home soil.
The world is also watching Djokovic who crashed out in his second match in Monte Carlo. He is looking forward to restoring his glory this time around.
However, there are players that are not to be ignored as they are aiming for the trophy this week. The likes of Dominic Thiem, David Goffin and Kei Nishikori are the men to watch as they might pull surprise stunts this week.
David Goffin (Spa) bt Marcel Granollers 4-6 7-6 6-2
Feliciano Lopez (Spa) bt Dusan Lajovic 6-4 2-6 6-4
Malek Jaziri bt Ernesto Escobedo 6-4 6-3
Roberto Bautista Agut bt Ivo Karlovic 6-7 6-2 6-4
Adrian Mannarino bt Pablo Cuevas 6-4 7-6
Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre) bt Corentin Moutet (Fra) 6-4 6-1
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spa) bt Yuichi Sugita (Jpn) 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-5)
Ivo Karlovic (Cro) bt Tommy Robredo (Spa) 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (10-8) 6-4
Pablo Cuevas (Uru) bt Ricardo Ojeda Lara (Spa) 6-0 6-4
Leonardo Mayer (Arg) bt Mischa Zverev (Ger) 6-3 6-0
Malek Jaziri (Tun) bt Tennys Sandgren (USA) 6-4 6-4
Benoit Paire (Fra) bt Nicolas Jarry (Chi) 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (3-7) 6-4,
Marcel Granollers (Spa) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) 6-2 6-2
Rogerio Dutra Silva (Bra) bt Jared Donaldson (USA) 6-3 6-1
Dusan Lajovic (Ser) bt Pedro Martinez Portero (Spa) 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-3
Roberto Carballes Baena (Spa) bt Andreas Haider-Maurer (Aut) 6-2 6-4
Martin Klizan (Svk) bt Federico Delbonis (Arg) 6-3 6-7 6-4
Guido Pella (Arg) bt Peter Gojowczyk (Ger) 6-4 6-4
Bjorn Fratangelo bt Alexey Vatutin 7-5 5-7 6-3
Jaume Munar bt Joao Sousa 6-4 3-6 7-5
Gilles Simon bt Ilya Ivashka 6-2 6-3
The action is set to go on this whole week and end Sunday.