Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal comes into the tournament after winning his ninth Monte Carlo Masters titleGetty

Rafael Nadal takes on Marcel Granollers in the men's singles second round clash of the Barcelona Open on 20 April (Wednesday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 3pm BST. Live coverage in the UK is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports1 HD. Click here for live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

Fresh from winning his ninth Monte Carlo Masters title, Nadal looked at his imperious best with his victory over Gael Monfils in the final, helping him secure the first Masters title in two years. The former World No 1 has never lost a set to fellow Spaniard Granollers and will look to continue his good form.

World No 50 Granollers too enjoyed a fine run at the recently concluded Monte Carlo Masters Open, falling just two rounds short of reaching the final. He comes into this clash on the back of an easy 6-4, 6-3 win over Daniel Munoz de la Nava in a game in which he served 10 aces.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Rafael Nadal to win: 1/20
  • Marcel Granollers to win: 9

Head-To-Head

The duo have faced each other three times so far with the Nadal winning all the encounters. The last time they played each other was in the round of 32 of the Paris Open in 2013 with Nadal winning 7-5, 7-5.

Barcelona Open history

Nadal and Granollers have never played each other at the Barcelona Open.