World No. 2 Rafael Nadal continues his US Open campaign on Saturday as he takes on South Korean young gun Hyeon Chung in the third round. The 23-year-old saved a match point in a massive 1-6, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, 7-6(4) comeback over Fernando Verdasco.
Date: August 31, 2019
Match time: Around 2 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / 7 PM BST – United Kingdom / 8 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 4 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa and Hyeon have played each other twice in the past. Our champ has won on both occasions.
The most recent match between these two players was in 2017 at the Paris Masters where Rafa won in straight sets. Chung Hyeon is yet to win a set against Rafa.
|2017||ATP Masters 1000 Paris
|Indoor Hard||R32||Rafael Nadal|
|Outdoor Clay||QF||Rafael Nadal|
The South Korean spent a minute under seven hours on court in his first two rounds, proving he’s fully recovered from the back injury that sidelined him for five months this season.
Good luck and Vamos Rafa!