When does Nadal play? Where to watch Rafa Nadal on TV and schedule
Rafael Nadal beginnings in the US Open 2022 with the dispute of first round against the australian Rinky Hijikata. It will be in the first match for him in this edition and in which it also means his return to Rinse the meadows three years after their last meeting, in a 2019 edition where he was proclaimed champion.
Nadal resigned from the 2020 edition due to the pandemic, in which the US Open and Roland Garros They were practically chained to each other. The Balearic opted for the Paris tournament, in which he was proclaimed champion for the thirteenth time. Last year, on the contrary, Nadal was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to his foot injuryan option that has also paid off this year after winning the Australian Open and Roland Garros.
Now the Balearics go to New York undefeated this season in Grand Slamsince in Wimbledon reached the semi-finals against which he could not play Nick Kyrgios due to abdominal injury. Its objective is to try to add a twenty-third title of Grand Slam to try to equal the all-time individual record in the open era of Serena Williamsonce his best fighter on the men’s all-time list, Novak Djokovic, is weak in the tournament because the United States has not yet relaxed its policy against the coronavirus and the Serb cannot enter the country because he is not vaccinated.
Nadal He arrives with little rhythm on a hard court at this U.S. Open. He was unable to play in Canada due to this muscle injury. Cincinnati It was his only official tournament appearance between Wimbledon and this tournament, but he was surprised on his debut by Borna Coric. For this reason, it will be important for him to seek sensations in these first stages of a tournament in which they appear as other big favorites. Daniel Medvedevtop seed or Carlos Alcarazthird and for the same part of the table as the Balearics facing a hypothetical and distant semi-final.
The first obstacle to Nadal are Rinky HijikataAustralian ranked 198th in the world who, at twenty-one, aims to reach the top 100 in the rankings in the coming months. Hijikata He played three games as a professional in the final stages on the circuit and reached the U.S. Open after losing in the round of 16 of the tournament Capesversus Medvedev. He is a right-handed player, with a two-handed backhand, who was invited by the organization thanks to an agreement between the Australian and American federations.
will be the first duel between Nadal and Hijikata in the circuit. The Spaniard has amassed a 20-2 record on hard courts this season, with titles in Melbourne, the Australian Open and Acapulco, a final in Indian Wells (he yielded to Taylor Fritz with physical problems) and this early defeat in its debut. in Cincinnati against Coric.
When is Nadal – Hijikata contested?
The game of first round of the US Open 2022 Between Nadal and Hijikata if dispute Today, in the early hours of Tuesday, August 30 through Wednesday, August 31, not before 1 a.m. on the Arthur Ashe trail, the center of Flushing Meadows
Where to see Nadal-Hijikata?
The meeting can be seen by Eurosport and for Eurosport player, channel and platform that broadcast U.S. Open In Spain. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Mundo Deportivo website.
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