World No. 2 Rafael Nadal is back in action on Thursday at the Paris Masters and will face Stan Wawrinka, who edged Croatian Marin Cilic 7-6(3), 7-6(5) in just under two hours.
It will be their 22nd meeting (Rafa leads 18-3), and their first on indoor hard courts since the 2015 ATP Finals (Rafa won 6-3, 6-2).
Date: October 31, 2019
Match time: Not before 7.30 PM local time / 2.30 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / 8.30 PM GMT – United Kingdom / 7.30 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 5.30 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa has a 20-2 record in ATP Masters 1000 tournaments this season and looking to reach 7th QF in Paris (has never lost prior to this round).
His record is 49-6 in 2019 (4 Titles), 17-5 at Paris (2007 Finalist).
Rafa, who has never won the tournament but does hold a record 35 Masters titles, can secure the year-end top ranking ahead of Novak Djokovic for a fifth time by winning the trophy on Sunday.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Rafa is about to win over Stanimal
Tsonga just beat Struff in a third set tiebreak.
Rafa was slated to play either Khachanov or Berrettini in the QF but both of them lost their matches. Who could be Rafa’s QF opponent? Anyone know? Thanks.
Hopefully, Rafa will win his tough match today against Stan. He would then face the winner of the Struff v Tsonga match.
Yes, this could be a VERY tough match for Rafa if Stan is over his sprained back after his match against Tiafoe. Stan recently lost to Andy so his confidence level could be lower than usual.
As long as Rafa has gotten into his rhythm and he is 100% he should win this match. He’s got a great team behind him and that’s always a positive.
RAFA FOR THE WIN
Tsonga took the match in a tie break…
Interesting…. Thiem had a rough day and so did Sascha Z … They are both out!
Rafa knows Stan really well… I agree with Margo… Rafa should win match providing he’s focused and well….
Good Luck & Vamos RAFA!
Rafa good luck vamossssss all the way 🎾💪😘❤️🎾
It’s a tough draw, but fingers crossed!
Good luck tomorrow Rafa.
Good luck and Vamos Rafa <3