Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev will meet again on Friday, this time in the Acapulco semifinals.
Rafa leads Medvedev in their head-to-head, 4-1, but their last four meetings have gone the absolute distance, including a 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 victory for our champion 25 days ago in the Australian Open final.
Date: February 25, 2022
Match time: Not before 10 PM local time / 11 PM EST – New York, Montreal / Saturday 4 AM GMT – United Kingdom / Friday 5 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Saturday 3 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Daniil on playing Rafa:
“It’s always special to play against him. And kind of a chance to get my revenge. Have to learn from the best, Rafa, Roger, Novak and Andy, always when they were losing a tough fight they were trying to get their revenge. Sometimes they managed to do it and sometimes not – that’s what I’m going to try to do if I play Rafa.”
Rafa on playing Daniil:
“Everybody knows how difficult it is to play against Daniil. I have to play at my highest level if I want to have a chance. It’s going to be another battle. He’s playing well, with confidence, No. 1 right now, so I’m excited to play that match.”
Rafa is undefeated so far in 2022, with a career-best 13-0 start to his season. He has titles from the Melbourne 250 event and the Australian Open to show for his efforts.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!