21-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will take on 26-year-old Nick Kyrgios in the querterfinals of the 2022 Indian Wells Masters on Thursday.
Date: March 17, 2022
Match time: Not before 3 PM local time / 6 PM EST – New York, Montreal / 10 PM GMT – United Kingdom / 11 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Friday 9 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa owns a 5-3 head-to-head advance over Kyrgios, but the Australian won both of their previous meetings on North American hard courts. Our champ has gotten the best of their two most recent meetings. He triumphed 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(3) at Wimbledon in 2019 and won by an almost identical 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4) scoreline at the 2020 Australian Open.
Rafa on playing Kyrgios:
“Nick is difficult in any conditions, no? When he’s playing well and when he’s excited and motivated, he’s one of the toughest opponents without a doubt, no? Thursday is going to be a tough match, but we are in quarterfinals of Indian Wells, Masters 1000. We can’t expect another thing, no? I have to expect a very tough opponent in front. I hope to be ready for it. I need to play well and let’s see if I’m able to make that happen hopefully.”
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!