World No. 5 Rafael Nadal begins his campaign for a ninth Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters title against British No 2 Aljaz Bedene on Wednesday.
The Slovenian-born world No 60 booked his spot against Rafa as he defeated Czech Lukas Rosol 6-2, 6-3 on Monday.
Date: April 13, 2016
Time: Approximately 1 PM local time / 7 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 12 noon – United Kingdom / 1 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
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Bedene on playing Rafa:
I’m playing well, at the moment I’m enjoying playing tennis. It’s going to be against Rafa, who I respect. He’s one of the best clay-courters.
It’s going to be fun, definitely if I bring my best tennis. I’m not the favourite, but I stand a chance. It’s never a good time to play someone like him. But if I can pick any, this is the time.
Rafa and Bedene are meeting for the first time on the ATP World Tour.
Bedene is 0-6 lifetime against top-10 opponents and 1-14 in total sets.
Our champ has a 53-4 tournament record in Monte-Carlo, with his last title coming in 2012 (d. Djokovic).
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!