On Wednesday, eleven-time champion Rafael Nadal continues his Roland Garros campaign with a second round match against another Yannick – Maden, who beat fellow qualifier Kimmer Coppejans 7-6(0), 7-5, 6-3 in three hours and six minutes.
Date: May 29, 2019
Match time: Rafa is second match on Court Suzane Lenglen. Around 12.30 PM local time / 6.30 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 11.30 AM BST – United Kingdom / 12.30 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 8.30 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa and Yannick Maden have not played each other in the past.
Rafa on playing Maden:
Well, being honest, I saw play Yannick last year in Munich against Alexander Zverev. So I remember a little bit of that.
And then today with YouTube you can find things. I saw some highlights of his matches, and you have an idea.
Of course is different when you never played before. You can create an idea about what he does, no?
And that’s what I did. Just research a little bit on YouTube and with some videos and for after tomorrow gonna be the same for me personally.
But at end of the day, for me is about play well myself and knowing a little bit the opponent helps.
Our champ improved to 87-2 in the year’s second major after dropping six games in his first-round victory over another German qualifier in Yannick Hanfmann. He is 14-0 in second-round matches at Roland Garros.
The 29-year-old German is ranked No. 114, and has a career record of 7-13.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!