Rafael Nadal, the 2009 champion and seeded ninth this year, will play German Florian Mayer (currently ranked 49 in the world) in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.
Date: January 17, 2017
Match time: Rafa is third match on Rod Laver Arena. Approximately 3 PM local time / 11 PM EST (Monday night) – New York, Montreal / 4 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 5 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa and Florian will be facing each other for the third time. The head-to-head series is tied 1-1, but they have not faced each other since 2012, when Rafa got the job done 6-1, 7-5 on the clay courts in Rome.