The Madrid Open 2021 continues on Friday with the ATP Men’s Singles quarter-finals and a show-stopping clash between two of the top seeds.
Tournament favourite Rafael Nadal will go up against N0.5 seed Alexander Zverev after the German star dispatched British No.1 Dan Evans in the last round.
Nadal has enjoyed a straightforward run against two unseeded opponents in the opening two rounds to reach the final eight, but knows he’ll need to up his game against such a stern opponent.
Elsewhere, unseeded John Isner’s reward for defeating No.6 seed Andrey Rublev in a sapping 7-6 3-6 7-6 encounter is a clash with No.3 Dominic Thiem, who appears to be Nadal’s closest contender on clay.
Alexander Bublik and Casper Ruud meet at the Manolo Santana court before No.8 Matteo Berrettini and Cristian Garin see out the day’s play.
RadioTimes.com brings you the full Madrid Open 2021 schedule and Order of Play for today.
Madrid Open 2021 schedule – Friday 7th May
Main show courts and selected matches. All UK time.
Manolo Santana Stadium
Starting at 12pm
 Dominic Thiem (AUT) v John Isner (USA)
Not before 2pm
 Rafael Nadal (ESP) v  Alexander Zverev (GER)
Not before 6pm
Casper Ruud (NOR) v Alexander Bublik (KAZ)
 Matteo Berrettini (ITA) v  Cristian Garin (CHI)
Arantxa Sanchez Stadium
Starting at 1pm
 Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) / Demi Schuurs (NED) v Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
Not before 3pm
 Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Horacio Zeballos (ARG) v  Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut
Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Denis Shapovalov (CAN) v Tim Puetz / Alexander Zverev (GER)
Starting at 12pm
 Nikola Mektic / Mate Pavic (CRO) v  Wesley Koolhof (NED) / Lukasz Kubot (POL)
 Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Filip Polasek (SVK) v Sander Gille / Joran Vliegen (BEL)