World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will start his Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday against Israeli veteran Dudi Sela, who is currently ranked No 127 in the world rankings.
Date: July 3, 2018
Match time: Rafa is second match on Center Court. Around 3 PM local time / 10 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 3 PM BST – United Kingdom / 4 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / midnight AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
The two players have only met twice during their careers with Rafa winning both. Their first meeting came in 2015 when Rafa knocked him out in straight sets in the last 32 of the Australian Open. They met again last year at the Miami Masters, our champ again winning comfortably in straight sets.
|2017||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami
|Outdoor Hard||R64||Rafael Nadal|
|Outdoor Hard||R32||Rafael Nadal|
Ten years ago, Rafa survived a furious Federer comeback to win his first of two Wimbledon titles. Our champ reached five finals in as many appearances at Wimbledon from 2006-11. He is one of 12 players in the Open Era to lift the trophy multiple times, capturing glory in 2008 and 2010.
Rafa is 43-10 at Wimbledon and has lost in the first round only once, in 2013 against Belgian Steve Darcis.
Dudi Sela reached the Wimbledon fourth round in 2009 (l. Djokovic) and the third round last year (ret. Dimitrov).
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour