Eleven-time champion Rafael Nadal will face Roberto Bautista Agut for the third time when the pair clash in the second round of the Monte-Carlo Masters on Wednesday.
Date: April 17, 2019
Match time: Around 3 PM local time / 9 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 2 PM BST – United Kingdom / 3 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 11 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
The head-to-head stands at 2-0 in favour of our champ, who cruised 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals of the 2014 Madrid Masters before rolling to a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 rout during fourth-round action at the 2017 French Open.
Rafa is still in search of his first title this season. He is 68-4 lifetime in Monte-Carlo with eleven titles.
He’s never lost before the quarter-finals, last tasted defeat in the 2015 semi-finals to Novak Djokovic and is on a 15-match winning streak having secured the silverware in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
He is the defending champion having beaten Kei Nishikori to claim the Monte Carlo title for an eleventh time last year.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
YOU ROCK RAFA.
I hope I never have to read another comment made by Bautista-Agut about everyone talking about Rafa when there are other Spanish players in the top 100. Maybe this beatdown will teach him to zip it.
So it begins……….vamos💪
I know everyone is talking about a ‘tough draw’:) This is Rafa we are talking about, and on clay! He manages to come through these draws just fine most of the time. I’m not even concerned. I think today will be no different from any other routine clay match for Rafa… candy from a baby:):) Of course, maximum respect to Roberto, as I enjoyed his defeats of Djokovic this year very much.
Bring it home champ!
Yay…….. finally our clay season and our Rafa. Best of luck champ. Vamos💪💪💪
Good luck Rafa vamosssssssssssss all the way you can do it 💪💪💪😘😘😘🎾🎾🎾💪💪💪❤️
Good luck Rafamazing. Don’t forget your spinach.
For me there is no better sight nor sound in tennis than Rafa playing on clay, and especially on the beautiful Monte Carlo centre court with its history and amazing setting (personally sad about RG ‘modernisation’). I wish for Rafa to be healthy and confident. Vamos!!
I’m nervous too – it’s a tough draw!
I am very nervous about Rafa’s match tomorrow. RBA has beaten Novak twice this year. He will be much more confident than when he lasted played Rafa. I am hoping for a SS win!
Good luck and Vamos Rafa <3