Eleven-time champion Rafael Nadal takes on hard-hitting Jan-Lennard Struff for a place in the quarter-finals on Friday at the 500-level event in Barcelona.
Date: April 26, 2018
Match time: Around 4 PM local time / 10 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 3 PM BST – United Kingdom / 4 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / midnight AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
The German player bludgeoned 31 winners, including 18 from his forehand, to knock out defending finalist and World No. 8 Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Struff beat No. 3 Alexander Zverev to make the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open and made the semi-finals of the ASB Classic in Auckland. He and Rafa have never played.
By the Numbers – Rafa at Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell:
- 1 Pista Rafa Nadal
- 2 Finals Won in Best-of-5 Sets (111-2 Career in Best-of-5 Sets on Clay)
- 3 Losses to Alex Corretja (2003 2R), Nicolas Almagro (2014 QF) and Fabio Fognini (2015 3R)
- 6-0 vs. David Ferrer
- 9-0 vs. Top 10 Opponents
- 10 Sets Won 6-0
- 11 Titles, Finals and Semi-finals
- 15 Appearances
- 16 Years since Tournament Debut as 16-Year-Old (d. Juan Antonio Marin)
- 17-Match Win Streak (2016-Present)
- 30-Set Win Streak (2016-18)
- 41-Match Win Streak (2005-14)
- 44-Set Win Streak (2008-14)
- 60 Victories
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP Tour