tennis

Home > tennis

Novak Djokovic Vs. Grigor Dimitrov: Watch Live Streaming Of ATP Madrid Open [PREVIEW]

By Staff Reporter, Posted: 05/07/13 06:10AM EDT
Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic.(Photo : novakdjokovic.com)

Novak Djokovic takes on youngster Grigor Dimitrov in the opening game of the ATP Madrid Open Tuesday. The game starts at 2 p.m. EDT and can be watched on the Tennis Channel or streamed online (at user's risk).

Djokovic enters the Madrid masters having defeated "King of Clay" Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo ATP Masters tournament last month. The Serb will hope for a repeat in Nadal's home country to give him the confidence of securing his first French Open title this year.

In his way stands promising 21-year-old Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, nicknamed "Baby Federer" because of his playing style. Dimitrov reached the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo, losing 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 to Rafael Nadal in a thrilling match. Despite the loss, the Bulgarian impressed and is likely to make life difficult for Djokovic Tuesday.

The Serb has recently suffered from ankle problems, which hopes will not hamper his chances in this year's tournament.

"It's better every day," Djokovic  said. "I've been doing a lot of work from the end of Monte‑Carlo tournament until now in order to get ready for Madrid.  It's a very big tournament that I always like to play in."

The World No.1 player also praised the organizers ahead of his clash with Dimitrov.

"The court is great, the opinions of the other players I can hear are all positive comments, so it's great to see that," he added. "It's always positive to see a tournament doing everything to make a player feel comfortable playing on the court, and of course feeling good off the court as well."

The big four of Djokovic, Murray, Nadal and defending Champion Federer take center stage once again, with tennis fans eager to judge each player's form ahead of the French open. After his win at Monte Carlo, Djokovic joins Nadal as favorite for the title but both Federer and Murray could produce surprise results. Playing on the clay of Madrid will also allow the players to adapt to the surface ahead of Rolland Garros. It is likely to be an exciting tournament.



© 2016 iSports Times All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

JOIN A CONVERSATION

Nadal Falls In Marathon U.S. Open Match To Fognini

Rafa Nadal ended a sub-par grand slam season on a heartbreaking note when he fell 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-... more

Federer Faces Danger Match Against Big-Serving Isner

Swiss second seed Roger Federer faces a danger match against big-hitting American John Isner in four... more

Federer Express Aims To Keep Rolling At U.S. Open

The Roger Federer express will look to gather further pace in the third round of the U.S. Open on Sa... more

Australian Hayne Living The American Dream

Jarryd Hayne thanked God in his first tweet after learning that he had made the final roster for the... more

Brady To Suit Up After 'Deflategate' Win; NFL Appeals

Star quarterback Tom Brady will play in the New England Patriots' season opener next week after a fe... more

Tom Brady Says He's Sorry NFL Had To 'Endure' Deflategate Scandal

Star quarterback Tom Brady made his first public comments on Friday since a federal judge threw out ... more

Nadal Falls In Marathon U.S. Open Match To Fognini

Rafa Nadal ended a sub-par grand slam season on a heartbreaking note when he fell 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-... more

Williams, Cilic Survive Scares But No Escape For Nadal

Serena Williams and Marin Cilic both survived third round scares on Friday to keep their U.S. Open t... more