2024 Madrid Open Tuesday SCHEDULE and PREVIEW featuring Nadal, Alcaraz, Swiatek and Jabeur

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Tuesday, 30 April 2024 at 08:10
The Last 16 at the Madrid Open in the men's draw and the Quarterfinals in the women's draw, on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, will feature local favorites Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz, along with Daniil Medvedev on Court Manolo Santana, as well as the women's matches featuring Iga Swiatek vs. Beatriz Haddad Maia and Ons Jabeur vs. Madison Keys.
Our preview looks ahead to Day 7 at the Caja Magica on all courts to bring you the details of another day with fewer and fewer players in competition.

Nadal, Alcaraz, and Medvedev lead the charge

The eight men's matches will be played across the Manolo Santana and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Courts. Daniil Medvedev (No. 4) will kick off the day on the main stadium facing Aleksander Bublik (No. 18). The Russian player overcame tough challenges against Matteo Arnaldi (No. 36) and Sebastian Korda (No. 26), both in three sets, and is looking to reach the last 8 in Madrid for the first time in his career.
The two-time defending champion Carlos Alcaraz will face a rematch of the 2023 final against the German Jan-Lennard Struff (No. 24), who is on a streak of 6 consecutive wins on clay and recently won his first career title at the Munich Open a week ago. So far, it has been a smooth path for Alcaraz, who defeated Alexander Shevchenko (No. 59) and Thiago Seyboth Wild (No. 63), both in straight sets.
Rafael Nadal (No. 512) will take to the court for the second consecutive day, this time against Jiri Lehecka (No. 31). The 22-times Grand Slam champion had to go to a third set to defeat Pedro Cachin (No. 91), and it will be interesting to see his physical condition after advancing through three consecutive wins, something that hadn't happened since the 2022 US Open. In the second set against the Argentine, he appeared physically diminished but managed to secure the victory.
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Alcaraz has 13 consecutive wins in Madrid and has won two consecutive titles. He could become the first player to win the title 3-times in a row
The inspired Casper Ruud (No. 6) will face Felix Auger-Aliassime (No. 35), who advanced by walkover after Jakub Mensik (No. 74) retired during the second set of their match (6-1, 1-0, ret.). The Norwegian player has 7 consecutive wins (11-1 since the start of the clay swing) and will be the favorite to continue his winning streak.
Other matches of the day include Andrey Rublev (No. 8) vs. Tallon Griekspoor (No. 25), Taylor Fritz (No. 13) vs. Hubert Hurkacz (No. 10), Alexander Zverev (No. 5) vs. Francisco Cerundolo (No. 22). Also, the winners of the matches Flavio Cobolli/Karen Khachanov and Jannik Sinner/Pavel Kotov will be in action.

Swiatek and Jabeur aim for Quarterfinals

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek looks to bounce back from her semifinal defeat at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix a week ago, where she had won the title in the previous two years. So far, Swiatek has been dominant, conceding only eight games in her last three matches (considering only the last two), and is in great confidence to face the always tough Beatriz Haddad Maia (No. 14).
The 2022 Madrid Open champion Ons Jabeur (No. 9), seems to have found confidence in the Caja Magica, especially after an impressive victory of 6-0, 6-4 against former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko (No. 10). Her opponent will be the American Madison Keys (No. 20), who dispatched world No. 3 Coco Gauff in three sets.

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