World No. 3 Rafael Nadal will open his French Open campaign against big-hitting Aussie Alexei Popyrin on Tuesday afternoon. They met for the first time at the Madrid Masters this year, with our champ winning 6-3 6-3 on the red clay.
Date: June 1, 2021
Match time: Not before 4 PM local time / 10 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 3 PM BST – United Kingdom / 4 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / midnight AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Record at RG: 100-2 (champion 2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017-2020)
Record in 2021: 18-3, 2 titles
Clay record in 2021: 14-2
Titles won on clay: 62
Rafa has lifted the Coupe des Mousquetaires 13 times, and he is the favourite to do so once again this year. He was victorious in Paris last October, when he bulldozed through the field without dropping a set.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!