Rafa Nadal, winner of 13 titles at Roland Garros, will face young Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime in the round of 16, pupil of Rafa’s uncle, Toni, in what will be the Balearic player’s most complicated match to date in the French tournament. Nadal overcame the first three rounds with firmness and good humor.
The Spanish player transforms on the clay courts of Paris and despite arriving with few shots on Roland Garros is one of the hot favorites to win the tournament, Nadal arrives in France without winning a single clay-court title in previous tournaments for the first time in his career. Djokovic and Alcaraz have done it and they are the big contenders with Nadal to take the bowl.
Aliassime is aiming for the quarter-finals of Roland Garros for the first time in his career but in front of him he has the best player of all time on this surface, Rafa barely suffered in the first three rounds but the Canadian, world number 9, is a tennis player with an aggressive game and a good attitude on the court which has improved in recent months thus becoming in a Top 10 players.
At the moment, Nadal’s level in Paris is impressive and the most important thing is that his foot transmits good sensations in these first laps. The good and the difficult are approaching, in case Nadal can with Aliassime and Djokovic against Argentinian Diego Schwartzman the Serbian and the Spaniard would meet in the quarter-finals.
Schedule and where to see the match of Nadal and Aliassime
The round of 16 of Roland Garros between Rafa Nadal and Félix Auger-Aliassime will play this Sunday, May 29 on the Philippe Chatrier court around 3:00 p.m.. You can follow the match live on the Antena 3 Deportes website with the minute by minute and chronicle.