Rafael Nadal and Guido Pella meet for the fourth time on Thursday, with a spot in the quarterfinals of the Coupe Rogers on the line. Our champ leads the Argentine player in the head-to-head 3-0.
Date: August 8, 2019
Match time: Not before 6.30 PM local time / 6.30 PM EDT – New York / 11.30 PM BST – United Kingdom / Friday 12.30 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Friday 8.30 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on playing Pella:
I am just going step by step. I’m back on court again tomorrow against a player who is playing great. He’s having the best year of his career. He’s super dangerous, winning great matches. I need to be ready for tomorrow.
Rafa seeks his fifth title in Canada as he pursues a successful hard-court title defence for the first time in his career. Pella has produced a career-best season that saw him clinch his maiden ATP Tour crown this March in Sao Paulo (d. Garin) and crack the Top 30 of the ATP Rankings for the first time.
Defending 1000 ATP Rankings points as the 2018 tournament champion, Rafa must reach the final to prevent Roger Federer from displacing him as World No. 2 on Monday.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!