Rafael Nadal will face off against Casper Ruud in the group stage of the 2022 ATP Finals on Thursday. Rafa leads Casper 1-0 in the head-to-head. He won their previous encounter in the final of the 2022 French Open in straight sets.
Date: November 17, 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.
With his 6-3 6-4 loss to Canada’s Auger-Aliassime, our champ has lost four straight matches for the third time in his career and will equal his longest losing streak if he falls to Casper.
Though Rafa cannot qualify for the semifinals, he too has a lot on the line. The 200 points at stake in his match against Casper could play a part in who ends the year at No. 2 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings behind Carlos Alcaraz. Rafa leads Casper by 400 points entering play on Thursday, with Stefanos Tsitsipas also in the mix for No. 2.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Wow that’s the Rafa we have been missing! Yes mac, Caspar’s face and entire demeanor seem very friendly and strong. Heck of a tennis player.
Rafa and Casper get along well. Look forward to their South American tour. Is it played on clay?
Yessss!! So happy for Rafa. Glad he finished the season with a win. He can now have peace of mind going home. He said he was excited for 2023. That bodes well.
Victory at last! Rafa played exponentially better today. Looking forward to a great start to 2023 and lots of great wins and titles for Rafa in the coming year!🙂🎉
Rafa finally found his confidence and shots back, with so many more winners than unforced errors. Everything clicked today against the player with the most wins in the green group. Wishing Rafa a strong and successful 2023! Some more grand slams titles would make for a wonderful next season – we fans can hope and dream for the best! 🏆🥇
Great job Rafa👍 Have a wonderful exhibition tour!
See you next season, take care❤️
YAAY Champ wins a set! Finally!!
Is it just me or is Casper’s face so reassuring to look at?
Good luck champ! We know you’re going to give it your best shot!
Ps I had a dream about you Rafa, you looked like Carrie (the movie) and you ended a match 1-4, 6-1. What could it ever mean? Anyway I always get these useless dreams:)
Scary! 😀 Maybe you had the match on your mind, subconsciously 🤔
Rafa we here on your fan page are so faithful and love you so much. I’m always a bit surprised that the same few of us are always here commenting when we know you have millions of world-wide fans praying for the best for you always! We are praying you have a great win over Casper and you end your year on a win. No idea if you ever look at this page but we all love you and look forward to an AMAZING 2023!!! Vamos always, Rafa! We love you win or lose!
Jill, thanks for your faithfulness to Rafa. Yes, Rafa has millions of fans in the world but most of them are not able to post as consistently as you have, so thanks for that. Like you, I’m looking forward to a successful and triumph-filled season for our guy in 2023, without the injuries that beset him this year. Vamos!
Let’s keep on believing and have FAITH in GOD for the WIN…..PRESSING ON…TRUSTING GOD for MIRACULOUS PERFORMANCE of Rafa tonite…Amen
Juanita I just love you and agree 100% with you! Bless our Rafa! For him to lose 5 in a row and end the season on a loss would just be too much. Praying right along with you for our GOAT! Vamos, Rafa!
Last match of the season and than is time to rest❤️
Good luck let’s hope for a win
Good luck to Rafa, hope he end the season with a win.🍀💪❤️