World No. 3 Rafael Nadal continues his 2022 US Open campaign with a third round clash against former childhood rival Richard Gasquet.
Date: September 3, 2022
Match time: 7 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / midnight BST – United Kingdom / 1 AM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
After ending a prolonged losing streak to Jimmy Connors in 1980, the late Vitas Gerulaitis famously uttered: “Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row!” But it’s too late for French veteran Gasquet, who will come into his third-round matchup with Rafa 0-17 against the all-time Slam king.
Rafa is a perfect 21-0 in Grand Slam play this season with titles at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, his lone setback a semifinal pull-out at Wimbledon due to an abdominal tear, an injury that cost him a shot at the Grand Slam.
Our champ is seeking his fifth US Open title, which would put him level with Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer and Pete Sampras for most in the Open Era. It would also send him back to No. 1 for the first time since January 2020.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!