Nicolas Almagro

Nadal looks to keep momentum at Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal arrives at the Madrid Masters with a chance to erase doubts about his form going into Roland Garros.

The former No. 1-ranked player has been playing well again and is coming off two straight titles, and another win at his home Masters, which will feature all the top-ranked players, would help re-establish him as a top contender heading into the French Open in three weeks.

Nadal struggled last year, winning only three tournaments, but he has already won the Monte Carlo Masters and the Barcelona Open in 2016.

"I've been playing well for a while," Nadal said at a promotional event this week. "But you need the results to come along with...