On Wednesday, defending champion Rafael Nadal will face Argentine Leonardo Mayer in his first match at the Barcelona Open. They have played five times and Rafa has won all five matches (dropping just a set in the process), including the most recent at the Australian Open last year. Their only encounter on clay was at Roland Garros in 2014, Rafa winning 6-2, 7-5, 6-2.
Date: April 24, 2018
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.
Rafa is 58-3 at the event and won his 11th Barcelona title – and third straight – last year. The World No. 2 even has his own court – Pista Rafa Nadal – at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899, the oldest Spanish tennis club.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!