Rafael Nadal and Denis Shapovalov they will dispute the third round match of the Rome Masters 1000. The Spanish left-hander won comfortably in his debut before John Isner by a resounding 6-3, 6-1, where he defends the title achieved last season against Novak Djokovic.
Nadalon his return to the tennis circuit after his injury that took him off the circuit for six weeks, reached the quarterfinals of the Madrid Masters 1000. Here in the Foro Italico, looking for his first title of the season on clay. His course is a total success, where He has already won his 21st Grand Slam at the Australian Openwhich took place in Melbourne during the month of January 2022. In addition to this tournament, he won the Melbourne ATP 250 tournamentprevious in the oceanic city, in addition to winning the Acapulco ATP 500.
Nadal had good feelings in his match against isner, where he added his fourth match on clay since his return from the rib injury. Now, the young Canadian is measured Denis Shapovalov, who won to the local Lorenzo Sonego in three sets.
Rafael Nadal He has returned to play on clay, something he did not do on this type of surface from Roland Garros 2021. Now he has more minutes on court when playing this second game, for third and fourth place, against another left-hander like Shapovalov. Already in the past he had a hard duel in the Rome Masters 1000 against the Canadian, which was decided in the tie break of the third set.
It must be borne in mind that in this return to the competition he will acquire filming as he adds games, where he already aspires to the title in the Italian Forum. Nadal He has won ten times in Romeincluding the last two in the grand final against Novak Djokovic. Shapovalov, for its part, occupies the sixteenth place in the ATP ranking and is shown as an interesting rival to face the champion of 21 Grand Slams.
The head-to-head between Nadal and Shapovalov is favorable for the Spanish left-hander 4-1. The ATP number 4 has currently won his last four clashes between the two players. The last of them dates from the 2022 Australian Open quarterfinalswhere he won Nadal in five sets. on clay, Nadal won in the round of 16 of the Masters 1000 in Rome 2021with victory for the Spanish by 3-6, 6-4, 7-6.
When is Nadal – Shapovalov played?
The game is played this Thursday, May 12, not before 7:00 p.m.
Where to see Nadal – Shapovalov?
The meeting can be seen by WE GO (8 and 45), platform dial Movistar Plus. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Mundo Deportivo website.