On Wednesday, 21-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will face 17th seed Reilly Opelka in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.
Our champ leads Opelka 1-0 in the head-to-head, having won their only previous encounter at the 2021 Italian Open in straight sets.
Date: March 16, 2022
Match time: Around 12.30 PM local time / 3.30 PM EST – New York, Montreal / 8.30 PM GMT – United Kingdom / 9.30 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Thursday 6.30 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Opelka on playing Rafa:
He’s Rafa, he’s undefeated this year… I’m expecting the highest level there can be out there. It’s the toughest challenge in the game.
Opelka’s 2022 season has been very good so far. He won his third career title at the Dallas Open and was a finalist at the Delray Beach Open.
Rafa is 17-0 this season with three titles–including at the Australian Open–and he raised his level on the heels of a first-round struggle against Sebastian Korda to defeat Daniel Evans in straight sets on Monday.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!