Spain and Japan meet at the ATP Cup on Wednesday, with both sides still in contention to top Group B.
Rafael Nadal continues his ATP Cup campaign on Wednesday night when he takes on fellow left-hander, Yoshihito Nishioka.
Our champ leads their meetings 1-0; the win (7-6(2), 6-3) was three years ago on hard court in Acapulco.
Date: January 8, 2020
Match time: Updated! Around noon AWST local time / 3 PM AEDT – Melbourne / 11 PM EST – New York, Montreal / 4 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 5 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy. To convert to your local time, use this website.
TEAM SPAIN: Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno Busta, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Feliciano Lopez
TEAM JAPAN: Yoshihito Nishioka, Go Soeda, Ben McLachlan, Toshihide Matsui
Schedule of play:
- Rubber 1: Bautista Agut vs Soeda
- Rubber 2: Nadal vs Nishioka
- Rubber 3: To be decided
Team Japan’s No. 1 singles player, World No. 72 Yoshihito Nishioka, is ranked lower than all five players on the Spanish roster. He seeks the biggest win of his career against World No. 1 Rafael Nadal. Nishioka dropped just six games against Nikoloz Basilashvili and Pablo Cuevas earlier this week, while Rafa lost 11 games to the same opponents.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!