21-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will begin his campaign for a 14th Roland Garros title against Australia’s Jordan Thompson on Monday.
The 13-time champion leads Thompson 1-0 in the head-to-head. He won their previous match at the 2020 Paris Masters in straight sets.
Date: May 23, 2022
Match time: Rafa is third match on the Court Philippe Chatrier. Around 2 PM local time / 8 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 1 PM BST – United Kingdom / 2 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 10 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa, who turns 36 on 3 June, is bidding for a record-extending 14th title at a tournament that he has dominated like no other player has done anywhere else. Last year Rafa lost to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals – only his third defeat in 108 matches at Roland Garros.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Good luck Rafa, get it done real quick and avoid any drama!
I am wishing Rafa best of luck and positive thoughts in his first round tomorrow! That smile alone can captivate lots of great moments. Vamos, Rafa!
7 a.m.Central– I’m ready! Vamos Rafa!
Rafa u can win!! We r rooting 4 u!!!!!!
U r great, I admire u bcuz u always have a good attitude & u think of others & u r the BEST
sportman in tennis!!
Good luck and Vamos Rafa❤️
Vamos Rafa and Our Goat!
Thrash them on your beloved Philip chatrier
Love Rafa and Roger!🥰😍🌞😃👍😉💗
Go for a win rafa
Vamos Rafa, GOAT! ✌
Hoping Rafa gets off to a great start as confidence building match is needed and expected . With momentum , Rafa can’t be stopped here at Roland Garros . Last year , they closed the roof and made the match against Novak difficult and nullified Rafa’s advantage under the sun with the roof open as customary.
Rafa wishing you all the Luck in the World. Excited to have you back playing again. Vamos
I wish Raphael the best !! He can win the title once again if he “can and should’ learn the way his opponent plays early in the game ! 👩🏻- me !