After losing his opening match at the ATP Finals, Rafael Nadal hopes to rescue his campaign as he takes on world No. 6 and Florence, Antwerp, and Basel champion Felix Auger-Aliassime in his second round-robin match on Tuesday.
Date: November 15, 2022
Match time: Not before 2 PM local time / 8 AM EST – New York, Montreal / 1 PM GMT – United Kingdom / 2 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / midnight AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa leads Felix 2-0 in the head-to-head. The last time they competed against each other, our champ won 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the fourth round back in June 2022.
Rafa on playing Felix:
It’s a match like a normal tournament already, because the loser will (probably) go out of the tournament. I have to just accept that I need to do better things. I hope to be ready to make that happen.
Felix is finishing the season playing unbelievable, winning (three) tournaments in a row, playing so well. It’s another big challenge.
Earlier this year, Rafa said he would not be bothered if Toni, who was his coach for 14 of his 22 Grand Slam titles, was on court, or in the Auger-Aliassime box or not.
In 10 appearances (not including the current one), Rafa has reached the final only twice — finishing runner-up to Roger Federer in 2010 and to Novak Djokovic in 2013.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!