Rafael Nadal had a comfortable win over Benjamin Becker in round 2 of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Wednesday. His opponent in round 3 is Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013 (local)
Time: Not before 1:00 am CET & 12:00 am BST (Fri 16/8), 7:00 pm local
Rafa and Dimitrov have met twice before, once on the hard court in Rotterdam, with Rafa winning both times. Their last match was in the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo.
|Year||Tournament & City||Surface||Round||Winner & Score|
|2013||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
6-2, 2-6, 6-4 Stats
7-5, 3-6, 6-2 Stats
Rafa has made an impressive return this season, reaching the final in 10 of 11 tournaments (8-2 mark) he has entered and comes in with a career-best 49-3 (11-0 on hard) match record and is looking to reach his 58th career ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final.
If Rafa wins, he will advance to the quarterfinals to face either Roger Federer or Tommy Haas.