Friday, April 16, 2021 21:09 PM (GMT + 7)
(Tennis live, Andrey Rublev – Rafael Nadal, 22h20, 16/4, Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals) Rafael Nadal is aiming for a third consecutive win over Russian rising player Andrey Rublev to enter the semifinals. ATP Masters 1000 in the Principality of Monaco this year.
Video Rafael Nadal “crushed” Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of this year’s Monte Carlo Masters:
Nadal never lost to Rublev
Today’s Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final (April 16) at Rainier III Stadium in Monaco will be the third time Rafael Nadal has clashed with Andrey Rublev, but it will be the first time they have competed on clay. Nadal has won both matches against the Russian player before, but they are all in the hard court tournaments.
The first time was in the 2017 US Open quarter-finals when Rafa won the gap 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 by Rublev. And the second time is in the group stage ATP Finals 2020, where “Bull” Nadal beat this opponent 6-3, 6-4.
Nadal hunts for the winning “hat-trick” against Rublev
Video last time Rafael Nadal beat Andrey Rublev in the group stage ATP Finals last year:
Rafa continues his dream of “one arrow hit 3 targets” in Monte Carlo
On the current ATP chart, Rafael Nadal has 9,670 points, ranked third in the world, less than second-place player Daniil Medvedev (10,030) by only 360 points. At this year’s Monte Carlo Masters, Medvedev was soon crossed out due to the quarantine due to Covid-19 before this tournament.
If he wins this tournament on April 18, Nadal will have an additional 640 points and will reclaim the World No. 2 player from Medvedev.
If crowned at the Monte Carlo Masters this year, Nadal will even set a new record with his 12th championship and he will also catch up with the record of 36 ATP Masters 1000 titles that rival Novak Djokovic are holding.
(Sports news, tennis news) The number 1 seed of the men’s singles Monte Carlo stopped in the third round, Rafael Nadal’s face relax in the session …