Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas face off in a Barcelona Open final rematch when the pair battle it out for the Rogers Cup title in Toronto on Sunday.
Already the all-time holder of the most Masters 1000 titles with 32, our champ will try to win his 33rd crown and his 80th career title overall.
Date: August 12, 2018
Match time: Not before 4 PM local time / 4 PM EDT – New York / 9 PM BST – United Kingdom / 10 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Monday, 6 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Playing in a Masters 1000 final is the best thing that can happen on your birthday. … I’m capable of doing anything on the court and beating any opponent.
Rafa on playing Tsitsipas:
Tomorrow is a day to play a great match against a very tough opponent. He’s a complex player. He has everything. He’s young. He has passion for the game. He has a great forehand, great backhand, good serve. So he’s not about one thing. He’s about everything.
Rafa, whose last hard-court Masters 1000 title came in Cincinnati in 2013, is into his first Rogers Cup final since that impressive summer stretch five years ago, which saw him complete the Canada-Cincy double and win the US Open. He is 3-0 in finals in Canada, also prevailing in 2005 and 2008.
Tsitsipas will try to become the first player since Albert Portas at Hamburg in 2001 to win his first ATP World Tour title at a Masters 1000 event.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour