On his birthday, Rafael Nadal will play second round match at the French Open in Paris. His opponent will be world No. 53 Richard Gasquet. They have faced each other 16 times on the main tour and Rafa has won on all 16 occasions.
Rafa’s match is scheduled to begin after 9 p.m., when the government-enforced COVID-19 curfew forces organizers to ask fans to vacate the premises.
Date: June 3, 2021
Match time: Not before 9 PM local time / 3 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / 8 PM BST – United Kingdom / 9 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 5 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
The pair’s most recent meeting came at Roland Garros in 2018 when Rafa cruised to victory for the loss of just seven games. The 20-time Major winner has also won 26 consecutive sets against his second-round opponent, with Gasquet last winning a set in 2008.
Rafa is currently on a 31-match winning streak on the Parisian clay and has dropped only three sets in this tournament since losing to Novak Djokovic in 2015.
Our champ is bidding to win his 21st Grand Slam title. A victory would break his tie with Roger Federer and make him the sole owner of the all-time record for most Grand Slam men’s singles titles.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!