22-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal will square off against the talented Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the third round of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships on Saturday.
This will be the first meeting between the pair, so the head-to-head stands at 0-0 for now.
Date: July 2, 2022
Match time: Rafa is third match on Center Court. Around 5 PM local time / 12 noon EDT – New York, Montreal / 5 PM BST – United Kingdom / 6 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Sunday 2 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on playing Lorenzo:
“He’s a player with a very positive attitude, good serve, great forehand. Third round match against a difficult player. The only thing that I can expect is a difficult match. I need to play well. That’s the only way to have chances to keep going. I know him. I like the way he plays. He’s a very dangerous opponent.”
The Italian player has made the third round at all three majors this season. He reached the fourth round at the All-England Club last summer and so far this fortnight he has taken out grass-court specialist Denis Kudla in five sets and Hugo Gaston in straights. He owns a 3-13 record against Top 10 opponents.
Our champ is looking for a record-extending 23rd Grand Slam title, and third Wimbledon trophy.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!