Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is a three-time Madrid Masters winnerGetty

Rafael Nadal takes on Andrey Kuznetsov in the men's singles second round clash of the Madrid Open on 3 May.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 3pm BST. Live coverage of the game is available in the UK on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Click here for live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

Rafael Nadal will look to continue his dominant form on the clay court when he opens his Madrid Masters campaign against Russian Andrey Kuznetsov on Tuesday.

The Spaniard has previously won the title in Madrid thrice and has admitted that the altitude conditions in Madrid and the faster clay courts do not suit him as well as the slower courts in other locations, but considering his form he is still the favourite to win the event.

His opponent Andrey Kuznetsov comes into this game after beating Victor Troicki 6-4, 6-4 in the first round and entered the event at a career-high ranking of 39. He has had a good 2016 season so far, climbing 40 places in the rankings.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Rafael Nadal to win: 1/25
  • Andrey Kuznetsov to win: 8

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each other twice so far, with Nadal winning both the encounters. The last time they played was in the quarter-final of the Qatar Open in 2016, with the Spaniard winning the tie 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

Madrid Open history

Nadal and Kuznetsov have never played each other in the Madrid Masters.