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!
Come on Rafa
Finish him off
You are looking so great so far. Hoping to take our revenge in QF
Rafa looks great. So great and dominating that Tennis Channel doesn’t think its worth it to broadcast the third set.
It’s very unusual not to see Rafael Maymo at a tournament. He’s always been in Rafa’s box. Hoping he is well.
Can’t find anything about why Rafa cancelled practice sessions yesterday but he’s on court now against his first seeded player. Hope all is okay – vamos champ and good luck
There were reports on Twitter that Rafa cancelled his practices today. Has anyone heard more? His doctor is with him.
If anyone knows it would be JAS_UK. Fingers crossed.
I know van de Zandschulp had a great run at last year’s US Open, but I know very little about him. Fingers crossed for Rafa!
I look forward to this match as Rafa gets an opportunity to step up his game against an up and comer who has nothing to lose . I look forward to a straight set Rafa victory as a tuneup for acRafa victory against Nole !
Wishing you the best of luck tomorrow Rafa, Vamos x
Steady on champ! Let’s see an improvement on the previous match. No drama!
Good luck and Vamos Rafa❤️