Rafael Nadal begins his Shanghai Masters campaign on Wednesday when he takes on world No. 56 Jared Donaldson in the second round. The pair will be going head-to-head for the first time in their careers.
Date: 11 October 2017
Match time: 6 PM local time / 6 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 11 AM BST – United Kingdom /noon CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Donaldson on playing Rafa:
You want to play against the best and see how your game stacks up. Playing against someone like Rafa is really special. If I lose, it will allow me to know what was my game is lacking.
According to ATP World Tour, Rafa has played at every edition of the Shanghai Rolex Masters except 2012. He is 12-7 at the tournament, posting his best finish as runner-up at the inaugural event in 2009 (l. to Davydenko).
Our champ is making his third Shanghai appearance as the top player in the world (2010 3rd Round and 2013 Semi-finalist).
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!