On Wednesday, top seed and ten-time champion in Monaco, Rafael Nadal will play his first match at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene (ranked No. 58). It will be only Rafa’s 8th tour-level match of the year (6-1) and second tournament of 2018.
Rafa and Aljaz have played once, which was in the 2016 Monte Carlo Masters, a match our champ won in straight sets. The match took 18 games to be decided (6-3, 6-3).
Date: April 18, 2018
Match time: Rafa is third match on Court Rainer III. Around 2:30 PM local time / 8:30 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 1:30 PM BST – United Kingdom / 2:30 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 10:30 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa, who is participating in his second tournament of the year, is 63-4 at Monte-Carlo Masters. His only four losses in Monaco came in the third round in 2003, to Guillermo Coria; the final in 2013, to Djokovic; the quarterfinals in 2014, to David Ferrer; and the semifinals in 2015, to Djokovic.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour