Rafael Nadal is set to play Italy’s Fabio Fognini in round 3 of the French Open a day after his round 1 victory over Martin Klizan. Originally scheduled to have a rest day in between two matches, Rafa’s R2 match was rescheduled due to heavy rains and inclement weather. The move didn’t please the defending champion, who stated that his opponents were scheduled earlier, ahead of the heavy rain that had been forecast and anticipated. Rafa’s R3 match comes just 24 hours after his R2 match.
Date: June 1, 2013
Start Time: UPDATED: Approximately 4:00 pm CET, 3:00 pm BST, 10:00 am EDT
Rafa and Fognini have played just once before, earlier this month at the Internazionali BNL D’Italia (Rome ATP Masters 1000). Rafa defeated Fognini in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3 to move to the third round, eventually capturing the series and winning his seventh title there.