Nadal plays in Godo tournament

CNC reporting from Barcelona
Added On April 25, 2013

Famous tennis player, Rafa Nadal is being tipped as the most favorite to win at the 61st edition of the Conde Godo Tournament.

After preliminary rounds on last weekend, the tournament of the Conde Godo started this Monday with the first matches on the main draw.

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Nadal and Ferrer are being tipped as likely champions in the 61st edition of the Conde de Godo tennis tournament in Barcelona.

Ferrer, currently number four ATP, could play against Nadal in the final of the tournament, against who has lost four finals during last four years.

Meanwhile world number five Nadal could win for the eighth time in Barcelona.

He appeared Monday at a press conference before his training and was optimistic with regards to the tournament, despite his defeat to world number one Novak Djokovic in Monte Carlo.

SOUNDBITE: RAFA NADAL, Tennis player:
"I do not think it has something to do with if I am fine, or not. When someone is seven months without competing and has to compete again and has not done that long time ago, different problems may appear that need a retraining to the competition … when you compete against the best players in the world, no matter the area, you push your body to its limits ”

After two-days training, Nadal plays against the Spanish Daniel Gimero-Traver or the Argentinean Carlos Belocq, who will play the first round on today's court.

Apart from the Spanish Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer, other world top tennis players are in Barcelona this week, among them, the world’s number six, the Czech Thomas Berdych.