The champion of 22 Grand Slams, Rafael Nadalwill dispute his second match at the Hurlingham exhibition tournament in London. It will be against the young Canadian Felix Auger – Aliasimusagainst whom he will face this Friday June 24 after playing last Wednesday against the Swiss Stan Wawrinka. The goal is to get off on the right foot as you prepare for Wimbledon.
Nadaltherefore, has revealed that he disputes this exhibition in the Hurlingham Classics, in the legendary London club, as the classic prelude to the London Grand Slam. The goal for Nadal, Djokovic or Carlos Alcarazamong others, is to play a few games to warm up and arrive with as much filming as possible at the All England Tennis Clubthe great competition on grass of each season. Nadal he has already played this exhibition other years, that this season will be a litmus test on the state of his foot, which apparently has had a good response and will allow him to play Wimbledon in good conditions.
Nadaltherefore, repeats the preparation plan that he made in the 2019 season, the last time he played in Wimbledon. At that time, she reached Grand Slam semifinals on grass, where he was surpassed by Roger Federer. The last time you played a ATP tournament of the grass-court season prior to the London Grand Slam was in 2015when he took part in the ATP 500 de Queen’s.
Another of the Nadal’s great rivals for Wimbledon is Novak Djokovic, the big favorite to win in London. The Serbian has not played since he fell in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros 2022 precisely against Nadal.
Thus, the Balkan will follow the same roadmap to prepare Wimbledon, since he will not play any official tournament before the Grand Slam Londoners but it has confirmed its participation in Hurlingham. The reigning Wimbledon champion will also be the first seeded player in the tournament since the number 1, Daniil Medvedev, for the All England Club’s ban on Russian and Belarusian tennis players.
The second opponent of Rafa Nadal in this tournament will be the young Canadian Felix Auger-Alissiamewhich will be the second test for the Balearic after the Swiss Stan Wawrinka. The American has already to Nadal in the fifth set in the round of 16 at Roland Garros this season, where the Spanish lefty won by 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Félix He is competitive on grass and with his combination of serve and forehand he can put the Spaniard in trouble. Auger He currently ranks ninth in the ATP ranking.
The face to face between both players is favorable to Nadal, who dominates 2-0 in direct confrontations. Of course, they have not had any match on the ATP circuit between the two on grass. The Spanish Rafael Nadal beat the canadian Auger-Aliasimus the two duels on clay, in the Masters 1000 in Madrid and at Roland Garros.
When is Nadal – Auger Aliassime played?
the match is played Today, Friday, June 24, in the first shift, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Where to watch Nadal – Auger Aliassime?
The meeting can be seen via streaming on the tournament’s facebook page, Hurlingham 2022, and on the tournament website. You can follow all the information about the match on the Mundo Deportivo website.