The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal once again has a large part of Spain expectant, which remains attentive to witness the one that can become the new feat of the player after winning the last Australian Open title and also emerging victorious from the Acapulco Open. After prevailing at the beginning of the week against the British Dan Evans in the third round of the tournament of Indian Wells, the first Masters 1000 of the season which is played on a hard court in which the Russian Daniil Medvedev has already been eliminated, losing the number one in the world in favor of Novak Djokovic, the Spaniard will dispute this Wednesday, March 16, a new match against American tennis player Reilly Opelka.
The Spaniard will look for a place in the quarterfinals of the competition against his new opponent in the Californian desert shortly after making history by achieving, with his pass to the round of 16 at Indian Wells, his 400th Masters 1000 tournament victory, matching the best start to a season of Roger Federer and Pete Sampras with 17 consecutive wins. After his debut in Indian Wells last Saturday, when he faced Sebastian Korda coming back from 2-5 in the third set of the match, Nadal will try to clinch a new title so far this season; while the other Spaniard in the competition, Carlos Alcaraz, will also seek to advance in the individual competition of the tournament.
Although Nadal will be absence in the Miami Masters 1000, United States, in order to focus on the clay court season, the tennis player has shown the same epic in Indian Wells to date as the one that served him to recently prevail over his biggest rivals. The match between Rafa Nadal and Reilly Opelka will take place after Fritz – Minaur, which will open the season for the new round of the Masters 1000 at 11:00 a.m. in California, that is, 7:00 p.m. in Spain. Therefore, Nadal will go out on the pitch when this duel is over, so his match against Opelka it could start around 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. in Spain.
Through televisionNadal – Opelka can be followed on the channel #Come on, the Movistar Plus sports dial. Likewise, the duel that will serve as a filter for the quarterfinals can also be seen ‘online’ on the Movistar Plus platform and on ATP Tennis TV.