The numbers are being whittled down by the day and there can only be one winner. With that in mind, the reigning champion, Rafa Nadal, and the Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych will face off on the Manolo Santana Stadium at no earlier than 15:00 on Saturday. Following this match is the final of the women’s singles competition, where Petra Kvitova, having progressed through the Mutua Madrid Open without any slip-ups, will be duking it out with Svetlana Kuznetsova for the title. This final showdown is scheduled to get underway at 17:30.
Once that encounter is concluded, Andy Murray will make his way onto centre court to take on Nishikori.
A Spanish presence is guaranteed in the final of the women’s doubles, where Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova will scrap it out with Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez for the right to lift the trophy.
Next door, in the Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario Stadium, Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea will be up against Marcel Granollers and Marc López for a place in the final of the men’s doubles competition. Right after that, Marcin Matkowski and Nenad Zimonjic will be looking to get past Feliciano López and Max Mirnyi to seal a place in Sunday’s title-deciding clash.