On Wednesday, 13-time champion Rafael Nadal continues his Roland Garros campaign with a second round match against Corentin Moutet. The 23-year-old Frenchman defeated 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in four tough sets in his opener.
This is set to be the first meeting between the pair, so the head-to-head stands at 0-0 for now.
Match time: Not before 8:45 PM local time / 2:45 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / 7:45 PM BST – United Kingdom / 8:45 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 4:45 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Corentin on playing Rafa: “He’s a great player but I don’t fear anything. I started playing tennis while watching him. I remember his first Grand Slam. I even imitated him when I was a kid. I even did stupid things, I was sleeping with his French Open tank top. I was a kid, not like I was 14 or 15 years old. I was imitating his serve. When you’re a kid you need to have idols. I was a lefty, so he was my inspiration. I tried to reproduce what he was doing.”
The world No.139 will be up against Rafa’s impressive record against French opposition: the Spaniard is 103-14 in his career. At Roland-Garros, the 21-time Grand Slam winner has never lost to a French opponent on nine occasions.
Rafa has claimed a record 13 French Open titles, with his first coming back in 2005, and has won four of the last five stagings.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!