Roger Federer faces Dominic Thiem and Rafael Nadal takes on Stan Wawrinka as partial of a blockbuster quarter-final lineup on Friday during a Mutua Madrid Open. Seven of a 8 remaining players have won ATP Masters 1000 titles and share 99 Masters 1000 singles trophies between them.
Thiem is roving a seven-match winning strain and won his many new strife opposite Federer this Mar in a BNP Paribas Open final for his initial Masters 1000 title. The fifth seed leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry 3-2 and prevailed in their usually clay-court assembly in Rome 2016. Thiem joins Djokovic and Nadal as a usually active players to reason a winning record opposite a Swiss star.
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Fourth seed Federer competence be competing in his initial clay-court contest in 3 years, though he’s shown no signs of decay on a surface. After a extensive win opposite Richard Gasquet on Tuesday, he bravely saved dual compare points to reason off another Frenchman in 15th seed Gael Monfils in an epic third-round battle. Federer knows he will need to lift his turn if he wants to better a Austrian on his elite surface, though is assured he can arise to a occasion.
“Thiem has been personification good recently, winning Barcelona and also Indian Wells. we also saw what he could do on a slower, harder courts, not that we indispensable him to infer his point,” pronounced Federer. “I don’t consider anybody’s unequivocally underestimating me given I’m not entrance behind from an injury. I don’t have that many clay justice tennis in me in a final few years, though that doesn’t make me reduction dangerous.”
Second seed Nadal and Wawrinka accommodate on clay for a initial time given a Spaniard won their 2017 Roland Garros final. Nadal, a five-time champion in Madrid, also degraded Wawrinka in a 2013 Madrid final. He leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head adversary 17-3, though a Swiss does have a feat over him on a red clay of Rome in 2015. Wawrinka has been in tip form this week and hasn’t forsaken offer in his initial 3 rounds.
“I design a really tough match,” pronounced Nadal. “He is personification with confidence. He likes to play here in these conditions. The usually approach to win is to be means to play during a really high level, so we wish to be prepared to make it happen.”
World No. 1 Djokovic continues his query for a third Madrid pretension opposite ninth seed Marin Cilic. Although a tip seed leads Cilic in their FedEx ATP Head2Head adversary 17-2, a Croatian has won dual of their past 5 matches. Cilic has shown considerable resilience by winning 3 uninterrupted three-set matches to strech his initial quarter-final of a year. Meanwhile, Djokovic has powered into a final 8 but dropping a set and looks primed to win his initial clay-court pretension given Roland Garros 2016.
Third seed and fortifying champion Alexander Zverev of Germany squares off with eighth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in a conflict between dual of a many gifted immature stars in a game. Zverev is 1-1 in his FedEx ATP Head2Head adversary with Tsitsipas, winning final Aug in a Citi Open semi-finals before spendthrift dual compare points in their Rogers Cup quarter-final. Zverev has dull into form to strech his initial quarter-final in dual months, while Tsitsipas now ties Daniil Medvedev for a many wins on debate in 2019 (25).
ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019
MANOLO SANTANA start 12:00 noon
ATP –  Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs  Marin Cilic (CRO)
Not Before 2:30 pm
Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP –  Roger Federer (SUI) vs  Dominic Thiem (AUT)
Not Before 8:00 pm
Not Before 9:30 pm
ATP – Possible justice change – Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs  Rafael Nadal (ESP)
ARANTXA SANCHEZ start 12:30 pm
2 WTA matches
Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP – Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) / Daniil Medvedev (RUS) vs Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) / Horia Tecau (ROU)
Not Before 7:30 pm
ATP – Possible justice change –  Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) vs  Alexander Zverev (GER)