India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor will be up against Spanish great Rafael Nadal and Pablo Carreno Busta in their opening match of the China Open.

Nadal was part of the Spanish Davis Cup team that whitewashed India 5-0 in the World Group Play-off tie in New Delhi but Bopanna did not feature in the tie due to a knee injury.

b’Rohan Bopanna. AFP’

Saketh Myneni had played with Leander Paes in the doubles rubber, in which Nadal played with Marc Lopez.

Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann, the wild card entrants, will open their campaign in the USD 4,164,780 ATP 500 event against American Kack Sock and Australian Bernard Tomic.