Top seed and defending champion Rafael Nadal will continue his US Open campaign when he goes up against Canadian Vasek Pospisil on Wednesday.
Their only previous encounter came three years ago on the hard courts of Beijing, where our champ prevailed 7-6(3), 6-4.
Date: 29 August 2018
Match time: Around 9 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / Thursday 2 AM BST – United Kingdom / Thursday 3 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Thursday 11 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on playing Pospisil:
He’s a great server. Good serve, good forehand he plays an aggressive game.
He had a good victory today, straight sets against not-an-easy opponent like Lukas Lacko. I need to be playing well and I hope to be ready for it.
Rafa is 8-0 in his last eight matches in New York and he is 22-2 in his last 24 Grand Slam matches.
He has won five tour-level titles this season. He holds the highest winning percentage on the ATP World Tour for 2018 with a 40-3 record heading into this clash.
Rafa downed Stefanos Tsitsipas earlier this month to claim a fourth Rogers Cup title in Toronto, his 33rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy, while Pospisil carried momentum from a semi-final run in an ATP Challenger Tour event in Vancouver to see off Lukas Lacko in the opening round.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour