21-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will take on 26th seed Botic van de Zandschulp in the third round of the 2022 Roland Garros on Friday. This will be the first meeting between the pair.
Date: May 27, 2022
Match time: Rafa is third match on the Court Suzanne Lenglen. 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 on playing Botic:
“He has been playing at a high level all year, he has a very clean ball hit and very powerful shots. I think this match will give me the perspective to know what level I am at because he is already a major rival.”
The Dutchman qualified for Roland Garros and reached the second round last year as the World No. 154. Now seeded for the first time at a Grand Slam, his Friday meeting with Rafa will be his first match against a member of the Big Four.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!