World No. 3 Rafael Nadal begins his Cincinnati Masters campaign on Wednesday when he takes on Borna Coric in the second round. The Croatian took down Hamburg champion Lorenzo Musetti 7-6(2), 6-3.
Date: August 17, 2022
Match time: Not before 7 PM local time / 7 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / midnight BST – United Kingdom / 1 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Our champ and Borna are tied at 2-2 in their head-to-head. Their only other Cincinnati meeting ended in a 6-1, 6-3 win in favor of the Croat in 2016. The Spaniard, however, exacted revenge the very next year in Canada with a 6-1, 6-2 win in what remains their last face-off.
Rafa, who has lifted 36 Masters 1000 trophies, including a Cincinnati triumph in 2013, will return to No. 1 if he wins the title and Medvedev fails to reach the quarter-finals.
He is making his first appearance in Ohio since 2017 and will be looking to clinch his fifth title of the season and improve on his standout 35-3 record.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!