World No. 3 Rafael Nadal continues his 2022 US Open campaign with a second round show-down against Fabio Fognini on Thursday. The Italian battled back from two sets down to stun Aslan Karatsev.
Date: September 1, 2022
Match time: Rafa is after the Williams sisters in the doubles. Around 9 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / 2 AM BST – United Kingdom / 3 AM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 11 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
They have faced each other on 17 occasions, perhaps none more memorable than Fognini’s 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 upset of Rafa in the third round of the 2015 US Open. Despite that defeat, our champ leads the overall head-to-head, 13-4.
According to ATP, Rafa is in pole position to leave New York as the No. 1 player in the world. Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud all must reach at least the final to have a chance of preventing Rafa from capturing the top spot.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!