Rafael Nadal continues on his quest for a 33rd ATP Masters 1000 title when he takes on Russian Karen Khachanov in the Toronto Masters semi-finals on Saturday night.
Date: August 11, 2018
Match time: Not before 8 PM local time / 8 PM EDT – New York / Saturday, 1 AM BST – United Kingdom / Sunday, 2 AM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Sunday, 10 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
All three of their previous encounters have gone the way of Rafa, but the 22-year-old will enter their semi-final meeting with a wave of momentum at his back, having not dropped a set all week in Toronto.
Rafa has triumphed on all surfaces against Khachanov, winning on the grass of Wimbledon and hard courts of Beijing last year, as well as at the Monte-Carlo Masters earlier this year.
|2018||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
|Outdoor Clay||R16||Rafael Nadal|
|Outdoor Hard||R16||Rafael Nadal|
|Outdoor Grass||R32||Rafael Nadal|
Rafa on facing Khachanov:
He’s dangerous… he hits the ball very hard. I need to keep playing aggressive. This is an opportunity to keep going.
Our champ is a three-time champion in Canada, with victories in Montreal in 2005 and 2013 and in Toronto in 2008.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour