Posted by Dave Nagle on April 24, 2014
Rafael Nadal – the top-ranked player in the world and owner of eight titles at the ATP Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – headlines the four quarterfinals, all live on ESPN3 on Friday, April 25. Action begins at 6:30 a.m., and Nadal will play the day’s third match, against No. 6 seed Nicolas Almagro, a fellow Spaniard. Nadal, the “King of Clay,” is riding a 41-match winning streak at the event and is 42-1 lifetime there. He has won the last eight times he played the tournament (did not play in 2010).