Madrid Open Round of 16

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Rafael Nadal has a great record at the Madrid Open. Image courtesy of abcnews.go.com
Rafael Nadal  will bid to maintain his perfect record against compatriot Fernando Verdasco  when the pair meet for a place in the Madrid Open quarter-finals tonight. Thirteen previous clashes between the duo have all resulted in wins for Nadal, who recorded a straight sets  win the last time they met. A two time winner of this event, Nadal registered an easy 6-2 6-2 win over Nikolay Davydenko in the 2nd round, while Verdasco defeated Columbian qualifier Alejandro Falla in three sets  after dropping the opening stanza.

Other big names in action include world number one and top seed Novak Djokovic , who faces the dangerous Stanislas Wawrinka . Roger Federer  takes on Frenchman Richard Gasquet , while fourth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga  faces Alexandr Dolgopolov .

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