Reigning Mutua Madrid Open champions Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos might have to beat a number of high singles stars if they’re to triumph as soon as once more on the ATP Masters 1000 occasion in Madrid.
Within the backside half of the draw, the second seeds will face wild playing cards Pablo Carreno Busta and Pedro Martinez or Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov of their opening match and are on a collision course to fulfill Rotterdam champ Felix Auger-Aliassime and Monte Carlo semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov within the third spherical.
The Canadian-Bulgarian workforce opens towards Diego Schwartzman and Maximo Gonzalez and may need to beat fifth seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah within the second spherical. The Colombians start towards Raven Klaasen and Ben McLachlan.
Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury arrive in Madrid excessive in confidence after clinching their second Masters 1000 crown as a workforce in Monte Carlo. The highest seeds will meet Germans Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies or Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer of their first match.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut are seeded to face Ram and Salisbury within the semi-finals, with the Frenchmen aiming to win their eighth Masters 1000 title collectively.
#NextGenATP Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz will workforce with countryman Marc Lopez, whereas World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas will be a part of forces with brother Petros Tsitsipas. Alcaraz and Lopez begin towards Lukasz Kubot and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, with the Greeks going through eighth seeds Jamie Murray and Michael Venus.
Third seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic reached the ultimate in Madrid final season. The Croatians are within the backside half and can play Andrey Golubev and Santiago Gonzalez or Simone Bolelli and Ivan Dodig of their opening match.
Hubert Hurkacz and John Isner will even present a risk having dropped only one set en path to the title in Miami at first of April. The pair will tackle Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar within the first spherical.