World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will be aiming to lead Spain into the ATP Cup quarterfinals when they take on Uruguay in Perth on Monday. Our champ will look to reprise the win he scored over Pablo Cuevas at the Paris Masters three years ago.
Date: January 6, 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.
Rafa has won 4 of their 5 previous matches, including both matches played on hard court. Pablo’s lone win over Rafa came in the SFs at 2016 Rio de Janeiro. In that match, the No. 1 Uruguayan fired 11 aces and saved 10 of 12 break points in the 2h, 28m match.
|2017||ATP Masters 1000 Paris|
|Indoor Hard||R16||Rafael Nadal||63 675 63|
|2016||ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati|
|Outdoor Hard||R32||Rafael Nadal||61 764|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro|
|Outdoor Clay||SF||Pablo Cuevas||676 763 64|
|Outdoor Clay||QF||Rafael Nadal||63 62|
|2015||Rio de Janeiro|
|Outdoor Clay||QF||Rafael Nadal||46 75 60|
Pablo is 5-20 vs. Top 10 opponents and he is looking to break a seven-match losing streak vs. Top 10 since his 3R win over No. 6 Thiem at 2018 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells. His biggest career win came over No. 3 Wawrinka in the 3R at 2017 ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo. The only time he faced a No. 1 was against Rafa in 3R at 2017 ATP Masters 1000 Paris, where he lost in three sets.
TEAM SPAIN: Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno Busta, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Feliciano Lopez
TEAM URUGUAY: Pablo Cuevas, Juan Martin Fumeaux, Franco Roncadelli, Ariel Behar, Martin Cuevas
Schedule of play:
- Rubber 1: Bautista Agut vs Rocandelli
- Rubber 2: Nadal vs Cueves
- Rubber 3: Carreno Busta/Nadal vs Behar/Cuevas
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!