On Thursday, five-time champion Rafael Nadal will face American Frances Tiafoe in the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open.
They have played each other once in the past. The match was played earlier in the season at the Australian Open where Rafa won in straight sets.
Date: May 9, 2019
Match time: 8 PM local time / 2 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / 7 PM BST – United Kingdom / 8 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Friday – 4 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on playing Frances:
Frances is a very high-level opponent. He has a lot of speed. He’s very aggressive. And he’s an electric player. He serves very well. He moves very good on the clay.
He comes in with a lot of confidence… He has that drive and energy, and it will be a good test for me and an opportunity for me to play a tough match and to keep improving.
The young American reached the Estoril quarterfinals last week and so far in Madrid has taken out Nikoloz Basilashvili and Philipp Kohlschreiber in three sets.
Rafa is 20-2 against #NextGenATP players since the campaign launched at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP Tour