Friday’s OOP: Djokovic, Halep and Nadal

Antonio Arenas Mutua News

Want to see the best players in the world? The schedule is set for a passionate day of men’s quarter-finals and women’s semi-finals at the Mutua Madrid Open!

Kei Nishikori will get the ball rolling on the Manolo Santana at 12.00 in the morning. The Japanese player will take on the defending champion, a Novak Djokovic who had to dig deep to eventually see off home player Feliciano López, 6-4, 7-5.

At four in the afternoon Rafael Nadal will take to the court, since he could negotiate his way past Nick Kyrgios. The Spaniard, four-time champion, now knows who he will meet, as David Goffin knocked out Milos Raonic in two sets.

Thursday’s surprise package came in the shape of young gun Borna Coric, who will close out the day when he takes on Dominic Thiem. The Croat defeated world number one Andy Murray in two sets. On the other side of the net will be a Thiem who is brimming with confidence after saving five match points in his dramatic victory against Grigor Dimitrov.

We also know the schedule for the women’s semi-finals, the first of which starts not before 14:00 and the second at 20:00. Simona Halep, the defending champion, has already booked her place in the first tie.

Take your chance to buy your tickets before the ‘Sold Out’ sign appears in the Caja Mágica. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the biggest stars on the Madrid clay.

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