World No. 1 Rafael Nadal gets his 2020 season underway on Saturday night in Perth as he tries to lead Spain to the ATP Cup victory over Georgia. His first match will be against Nikoloz Basilashvili from Georgia.
Date: January 4, 2020
Match time: Not before 7 PM AWST local time / 10 PM AEDT – Melbourne / 6 AM EST – New York, Montreal / 11 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 12 noon CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy. To convert to your local time, use this website.
This will be the third meeting between the pair. The most recent match between these two players was last year at the Italian Open where Rafa won in straight sets. It was a dominant victory for our champ as he only lost 1 game in the entire match.
|2019||ATP Masters 1000 Rome
|Outdoor Clay||R16||Rafael Nadal|
|Outdoor Hard||R16||Rafael Nadal|
|Outdoor Clay||R32||Rafael Nadal|
TEAM SPAIN: Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno Busta, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Feliciano Lopez
TEAM GEORGIA: Nikoloz Basilashvili, Aleksandre Metreveli, George Tsivadze, Aleksandre Bakshi, Zura Tkemaladze
Nikoloz on playing Rafa:
He’s No. 1 player at this moment, and it’s going to be one of the toughest matches in my career probably.
I just have to play my best tennis to have a chance to beat him, because right now he’s playing unbelievably well.
I have to try to use every small details to be able to beat him, because as I said, he’s best player right now. You know, in the same time, I have to play extremely good in every aspect.
Schedule of play:
- Bautista Agut vs Metreveli
- Nadal vs Basilashvili
- Nadal/Carenno Busta vs Bakshi/Tkemaladze
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!