In the third round of the Italian Open, Rafael Nadal will play Denis Shapovalov, against whom he saved two match points in the third round last year en route to his 10th title.
Date: May 12, 2021
Match time: Not before 7 PM local time / 1 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / 6 PM BST – United Kingdom / 7 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on playing Denis:
Last year was a joke, the match that I saved here against him. I was super lucky. I know how dangerous he is, I need to play well, of course. I need to play better than today, but after a while without being on court it is another victory and I have the chance again to play against one of the best players in the world. I need to build things again after a tough stoppage and that’s what I am trying now. I just need to stay with the right attitude, and let’s see if I am able to make that happen.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!