Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal beat Andre Kuznetsov in straight sets to set up a clash against Sam Querrey in the round of 16 of the Madrid OpenGetty

Rafael Nadal takes on Sam Querrey in the men's singles round of 16 clash of the Madrid Open on 5 May (Thursday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 7pm BST. Live coverage of the game is available in the UK on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Click here for live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

After a difficult 2015 season, which was blighted by injury, Nadal has had a better start to the 216 campaign. After a disastrous Australian Open, where he was knocked out in the first round by Fernando Verdasco, he has made it to the semi-finals or finals in five of the six events. The Spaniard will also be delighted with his start on his favourite surface after winning his first two clay tournaments of the season at Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

Querrey has also one title to his name this season, which was at the Delray Beach Open, following which he has not had much success apart from a semi-final appearance in an ATP 500 event in Mexico. The American world number 37 came through a difficult straight sets win over qualifier Lucas Pouille and will have his task cut out against the undisputed master of clay.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Rafael Nadal to win: 1/20
  • Sam Querrey to win: 9

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each other on three occasions with Nadal winning all the encounters thus far. The last time they faced each other was in a Davis Cup semi-final clash in 2008.

Madrid Open history

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