World No. 5 Rafael Nadal will be looking for another victory at the 2022 Australian Open when he takes on Adrian Mannarino. The Franchman eliminated surprise 2021 semi-finalist Aslan Karatsev 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-4 after four hours and 38 minutes in the match, which ended at 2:33 a.m.
Date: January 23, 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.
Rafa has fallen before the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park just once since 2007 and holds a 2-0 record against the Frenchman.
Mannarino is playing great. I think the match against Hubert [was] a surprise. He was playing at I think a very high level. To win against a player like Hubert in straight sets with that result is because you did a lot of things well. I saw a little bit of that match, he was playing well.Rafa Nadal
The 2009 champion is bidding to reach the quarterfinals here for the 14th time and equal John Newcombe in 2nd place on the all-time list for mostAustralian Open men’s singles quarterfinal appearances. He has won his last 20 matches against fellow lefthanders, with his last defeat to a lefthanded player coming against Denis Shapovalov at 2017 Montreal-1000. Mannarino has already equalled his best Grand Slam performance by reaching the last 16 here.
Rafa is also bidding to reach his 45th Grand Slam quarterfinal. He is in 3rd place on the list for most Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances, behind Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. This is his 63rd Grand Slam appearance.
Our champ is also bidding to win his 21st Grand Slam title and claim sole ownership of the record for most Grand Slam men’s singles titles, ahead of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. He is one of 6 players to win 20 or more Grand Slam titles – alongside Margaret Court (24 Grand Slam singles titles), Serena Williams (23), Steffi Graf (22), Djokovic (20) and Federer (20). He was one of 5 Grand Slam champions to start the men’s draw in Melbourne.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!