Rafael Nadal has been drawn against qualifier Peter Gojowczyk in the second round of this year’s competition. Right-handed Peter is currently ranked number 122 in the world. He defeated Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 in the opening round.
The second-round tie between the two takes place on Thursday.
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
TIME: Not before 2:30 pm local time, 8:30 am CET (Spain, France, Germany, Italy) 7:30 am BST (United Kingdom) 2:30 am EDT (New York, Montreal). To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa is playing at the China Open for the fourth time. He lifted the trophy on his 2005 debut (d. Coria) and finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic last year. He has a 45-8 match record this season, including 17-3 on hard courts.
Our champ defeated Gojowczyk, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, in Doha in January. VAMOS RAFA!