Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal will face 12th seed Dominic Thiem in the third round of the 2016 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. The 22-year-old Austrian fought back to defeat qualifier Taro Daniel 4-6, 6-2, 6-0.
Date: April 14, 2016
Match 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.
Watch online: 3pmstream
The head-to-head series stands at 1-1 overall, but rising star Thiem beat our champ when they met in February on clay in the semi-finals in Buenos Aires.
Rafa on playing Thiem:
I know that I have to improve for tomorrow. But I have confidence because I have been practising very well these weeks. Let’s see if I am able to play the way that I was practising. Tomorrow is going to be a tough match against a difficult opponent.
I expect a tough match. Thiem is a great player, who is having a great season. Clay is probably the best surface for him. I expect a very difficult match. I know to have chances, I have to play very well. I need to do it and I going to try to do it.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!