Top seed and world No. 1 Rafael Nadal is back in action on Thursday at the US Open and will face world No. 121 Taro Daniel.
The New York-born Daniel booked a spot in the second round of the season’s last Grand Slam when he battled past American wildcard Tommy Paul 6-1, 4-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Date: 31 August 2017
Match time: Rafa is last on Ashe. Around 9 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / Friday 2 AM BST – United Kingdom / Friday 3 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Friday 11 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
With no rain forecast, the $100 million roof that contributed to Rafa’s annoyance in the first round should be wide open.
Rafa has never played the 24-year-old before.
Taro Daniel on playing Rafa:
When I got off court, I didn’t know who I would be playing. But then I found out it was Nadal and I thought, ‘Oh God!’ I didn’t realise it. It’s really exciting but I need a few hours to let it sink in.
I know it will be on a big court so that will be exciting. But it could also be nerve-wracking.
I need to go in excited and just hope that he doesn’t come out too powerful. (via Reuters)
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!