Rafa about Marin, stats and more
“He’s one of the toughest rivals in the world, he has a great serve and is very aggressive. I will have to play so much better than today if I want to have a shot. It’s a big match. I hope to be prepared for it”
Rafa’s results in Acapulco:
R2: Nadal 6-1 6-1 Lorenzi
QF: Nadal 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 Nishioka
Marin’s results in Acapulco:
R2: Cilic 6-3 2-6 6-3 Coric
QF: Cilic W/O Johnson
Rafa leads Marin 3-1 in their head-to-head, with his only loss coming to the world No. 8 back in 2009.
While their most recent meeting did go the distance, every other encounter has been decided in straight sets.
Marin-Rafa last five meetings:
2011: Rome Masters QF – Nadal 6-1 6-3
2011: Australian Open R16 – Nadal 6-2 6-4 6-3
2009: Beijing SF – Cilic 6-1 6-3