On Monday, Rafael Nadal’s French Open campaign will continue as he will play his fourth round match in Paris. He will face 22-year-old Maxmilian Marterer (ranked No. 70).
A 12th quarter-final appearance is at stake for our champ.
Date: June 4, 2018
Match time: Rafa is second match on Court Philippe-Chatrier, meaning that he should be in action sometime around 1 PM local time / 7 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / noon BST – United Kingdom / 1 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
The 22-year-old German and our champ have never faced off professionally. Marterer said he was Rafa’s sparring partner at Roland Garros a few years ago, but our champ said that he doesn’t remember him.
No, I don’t remember him from then.
But what I know is he’s a player who is playing well, and as I said, when he played Zverev in the first round in Munich, he lost it, but he was very good. The other day here against Shapovalov, he was playing at a very high level. It’s always difficult to play Shapovalov. So he’s a difficult opponent.
But obviously this is a round where it’s getting very difficult. Whatever the round, it’s going to be difficult.
Rafa is a perfect 17-0 against German opponents on clay. He has lost just two sets in total – to Daniel Brands at Roland Garros in 2013 and to Alexander Zverev two weeks ago in Rome.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour