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Rafael Nadal faces busy Friday after rain hits Barcelona Open

Reuters
Apr 26, 2013 at 08:38am IST

Barcelona: Rafael Nadal may have to play two matches at the Barcelona Open on Friday after his third round clash against Frenchman Benoit Paire was postponed by rain on Thursday.

The world number five and second seed, gunning for an eighth Barcelona title, will face Paire on Friday with either sixth seed Kei Nishikori or Albert Ramos waiting in the next round should Nadal avoid an upset.

Third seed Tomas Berdych was also frustrated by the weather and will play his third round against Spaniard Tommy Robredo on centre court on Friday.

Nadal faces busy Friday after rain hits Barcelona Open

Nadal may have to play two matches on Friday after his third round clash against Frenchman Benoit Paire was postponed by rain.

Before the weather intervened Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov, who shocked top seed David Ferrer on Wednesday, was ousted by 16th-seed Thomaz Bellucci 4-6 6-1 6-3.

Fourth seed Nicolas Almagro and seventh seed Juan Monaco will clash in the quarter-finals after straight set victories over Marcel Granollers and Jeremy Chardy respectively.

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