On Sunday, Rafael Nadal will face 24th seed Diego Schwartzman in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Date: 21 January 2018
Match time: Rafa is third on Rod Laver Arena. Not before 2.30 PM local time (AEST) / Saturday 10.30 PM EST – New York, Montreal / 3.30 AM GMT – United Kingdom /4.30 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on playing Schwartzman:
He’s a player that last year had an amazing year, and this year start again playing so well. So already won three matches here, playing again at very high level. He’s a very complete player.
Being honest, he’s a player that if I don’t play my best, probably I don’t going to win. He’s a player that have all the shots, big control from the baseline, don’t miss much.
He’s able to change directions easy. He’s a player that already played the quarterfinals in the US Open. He’s already in the fourth round.
Tough one, and I need to play my best.
Rafa has won all three of their previous encounters without dropping a set.
|2017||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
|Outdoor Clay||QF||Rafael Nadal|
|Outdoor Hard||R64||Rafael Nadal|
|Outdoor Hard||R32||Rafael Nadal|
Rafa is bidding to become the first man in the Open Era (since 1968) and only the third in history – after Australians Roy Emerson and Rod Laver – to win each of the four Grand Slam championship trophies twice.
Good luck & Vamos Rafa!