The 2005 China Open champion has a 20-5 win-loss record at the tournament, having made the final in three of his six previous visits.
Date: 3 October 2017
Match time: Rafa is third match on National Tennis Stadium. Around 4 PM local time / 4 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 9 AM BST – United Kingdom / 10 AM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 7 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on playing Lucas:
There is a lot of great players. I have a very tough first round against Lucas. Let’s see. Tomorrow is an important day for me. Is a tough start, a difficult one. Let’s see. But I am focused on trying to be ready for tomorrow. I think I practised well, so let’s see tomorrow what can happen.
Rafa and Lucas have played twice before with the head-to-head currently tied at 1-1. The American won their first meeting on clay at the Monte Carlo Masters in 2015 while the Frenchman took victory in their most recent encounter, at the US Open on hard court in 2016.
|Outdoor Hard||R16||Lucas Pouille|
|2015||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
|Outdoor Clay||R32||Rafael Nadal|
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour