Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters: Rafael Nadal vs Philipp Kohlschreiber

Date: April 18, 2013

Start time: ± 12:00 pm CET, ± 11 am BST, ± 6 am EDT.

Watch online: Fromsport and ATDHE

Rafael Nadal continues his quest to win a ninth consecutive title as he faces No. 16 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany for the 10th time in the second match of the day. Rafa leads 8-1 but Kohlschreiber won their last meeting last year on grass in the quarter-finals at Halle.

Photo via Eurosport
Photo via Eurosport

Here are the matches they have played against each other:

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2012 Halle
Grass Q Kohlschreiber, Philipp
6-3, 6-4 Stats
2012 Doha
Hard R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-7(2), 6-3 Stats
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada
Toronto, Canada
Hard Q Nadal, Rafael
3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Stats
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
Clay R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-1, 6-3 Stats
2010 Australian Open
Hard R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid
Clay R16 Nadal, Rafael
2008 Dubai
Hard R32 Nadal, Rafael
3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Stats
2007 Stuttgart
Clay R16 Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-3 Stats
2007 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo
Clay Q Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-3 Stats
2007 Australian Open
Hard R64 Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 Stats

The eight time champion has an overall record of 45-1, winning 43 matches in a row. Rafa is off to a career-best 18-1 start (13-1 on clay) on the season, winning 15 matches in a row. Kohlschreiber is looking to reach the quarter-finals here for the third time (2007, ’10). He comes in with a career 8-25 (4-8 on clay) vs Top 5 opponents, last win was over No. 2 Nadal in the quarter-final at Halle last year, last win on clay was at 2010 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo d. No. 4 Andy Murray in the second round.

Good luck Rafa! 

Source: ATP World Tour

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