Rafael Nadal will face 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov in the third round of Rogers Cup on Thursday. This is their first meeting.
Shapovalov, who just recently embarked on his professional career, is currently ranked No. 143. With his win over Juan Martin del Potro, Shapovalov became the youngest player to reach the round of 16 of a Master Series tournament since Rafa in 2004 at Miami.
Date: August 10, 2017 (Thursday)
Match time: Around 8:30 PM local time / 8:30 PM EDT – New York / Friday, 1:30 AM BST – United Kingdom / Friday, 2:30 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Friday, 10:30 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on playing Shapovalov:
He’s a great opponent. He is an aggressive player. He is young, he has a lot of energy. I’m sure that he will be confident after winning the first match, saving a big match against Dutra Silva, and today winning against one of the best players of the world.
It’s going to be a good match. The crowd is great here, it will not be a problem to play against a Canadian.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!