Rafael Nadal will start his Australian Open 2022 campaign against American Marcos Giron on Monday. The pair have never met on the tour before.
Date: February 17, 2022
Match time: Rafa is third match on Rod Laver. NOT BEFORE 2 PM AEDT local time / 10 PM EST – New York, Montreal / 3 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 4 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy. To convert to your local time, use this website.
World No. 66 Giron had some good results at the tail-end of last season. The American made the semifinals in the Sofia 250 and made the third round at the Paris Masters. However, he made a less than stellar start to 2022, losing in the opening rounds of both the tournaments he competed in.
Since that first appearance at Melbourne Park back in 2004, our champ has reached the final on five occasions, winning it all in 2009, when he famously ousted a tearful Roger Federer in five sets, losing four finals in the time since (2012 and 2019 lost to Novak Djokovic, 2014 lost to Stan Wawrinka, and 2017 lost to Roger Federer).
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!