Rafael Nadal to begin Barcelona tilt against Carlos Berlocq

Nadal has won seven out of the last eight editions in Barcelona, missing out only in 2010 when he did not play due to injury.

updated: April 23, 2013 21:51 IST
  • Total Shares

Barcelona: Rafael Nadal will start his campaign at the Barcelona Open against Carlos Berlocq after the Argentine beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-5, 6-4 on Tuesday to earn the right to face the second seed.

Nadal, the world number five who stands behind compatriot and three-time losing finalist David Ferrer in the seedings at the Real Club de Tenis, insists his focus is on this tournament and not his preparation for next month's French Open at Roland Garros.

Having lost for the first time in 10 years at Monte Carlo on Sunday, in a final reverse against world number one Novak Djokovic, Nadal had said he needs to improve his physical condition ahead of a tilt at an eighth French Open crown.

Show Full Article
  • Tennis
  • Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Andy Roddick
  • Leander Paes
  • Lukas Dlouhy
  • Rohan Bopanna
  • Carlos Berlocq
  • Maria Sharapova