Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is gunning for his ninth Monte-Carlo Masters title. Reuters

Rafael Nadal takes on Andreas Seppi in the third round of the 2014 Monte-Carlo Masters at the Court Central in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, on Thursday.

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The play is scheduled to begin at 11:30am BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Real-time internet updates and the live streaming link are available on ATP's official website.


Nadal began his Monte-Carlo Masters campaign with a comfortable win against Teymuraz Gabashvili in the second round on Wednesday.

The World No 1 needed 73 minutes to send the Russian packing from the competition registering a, 6-4, 6-1, victory in straight sets.

The 27-year-old Spaniard is hunting for his ninth crown in Monte-Carlo and now faces Seppi in the third round.

The Italian overcame Nadal's compatriot Pablo Andujar in the second round needing three sets to emerge victorious.

The 30-year-old won the first set, 7-6 (5), in the tiebreaker but failed to seal his victory after losing, 5-7, in the second set. However, Seppi maintained his composure in the deciding set to overcome Andujar, 6-4, thus securing his progress.

Seppi had earlier defeated 13th seed, Mikhail Youzhny in the first round, 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Nadal is one of the strong favourites to win the trophy this year but Seppi will be keen to cause an upset and deflate the 13-time Grand Slam winner.

The winner of this third round clash will face the winner between Grigor Dimitrov and David Ferrer in the quarterfinals on Friday.


Nadal holds a 4-1 lead against Seppi in overall meetings. They have never faced each other in a Grand Slam event.

The Spaniard holds a 4-1 lead in the last five meetings between the pair.

Monte-Carlo Masters History

Nadal and Seppi have never clashed in Monte-Carlo Masters.