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!