Nadal vs. Wawrinka and Other Matches We Hope to See at 2014 Madrid Masters

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Nadal vs. Wawrinka and Other Matches We Hope to See at 2014 Madrid Masters
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The 2014 Mutua Madrid Open draw poses exciting possibilities, especially for tennis fans who are evaluating Rafael Nadal and Stanislas Wawrinka. They have been linked since the Australian Open in January and are at the heart of talks surrounding old dynasty vs. change.

There are plenty of other stars, questions and possible matchups to examine, even though Novak Djokovic will be sidelined with a wrist injury. Does Andy Murray have a chance to get through his draw? Will Grigor Dimitrov and Roger Federer form a tag team set of matches that will be too much for Nadal to get through?

The WTA also has interesting potential matches. Serena Williams is back, but maybe Maria Sharapova is ready as well. Which other rising star could mix in some new blood at the top?

This week, we take a step back from the "Winners and Losers" column to preview the best possible matches at Madrid. It's an important step to the French Open, and it will fit more puzzling pieces together for the completion of the 2014 clay-court season.

Which matches will set up even greater drama at the French Open?

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