Rafael Nadal’s French Open campaign will continue as he will play his fourth round match in Paris on Sunday. He will face world No. 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime.
It will be the second meeting between the pair, but the first since Toni Nadal joined the Canadian’s team in 2021. Rafa claimed a 6-3, 6-3 victory in their previous meeting in Madrid in 2019.
Date: May 29, 2022
Match time: Rafa is third match on Court Philippe Chatrier. Around 3 PM local time / 9 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 2 PM BST – United Kingdom / 3 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 11 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Felix on playing Rafa:
“I don’t know if I need insight on how Rafa plays, to be honest; I think we all know what he does well. It’s up to me, at the end of the day, when I come on the court to try to find solutions.”
Rafa on playing Felix:
“He’s one of the players in better shape on the Tour, without a doubt. It’s a Round of 16 [match]. I know I have to play at a very high level to have chances to keep going. [It is] going to be a good test. In some way, that’s what I need.”
Rafa, who opened the 2022 season at a personal-best 20-0, won three hard-court titles to begin the year but is seeking his first clay trophy since Rome last May. He won a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open and can move two titles clear of Djokovic and Roger Federer by claiming No. 22 in Paris.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!