Flat serve of Felix Auger Aliassime, the rest of Rafael Nadal goes out30 – 15SET 10 – 0
Great forehand from the bottom of the court by Felix Auger Aliassime that beats Rafael Nadal and gets the pointFelix Auger Aliassime misses his second serve, double fault15 – 0SET 10 – 0
Rafael Nadal crashes his backhand into the net
STARTS THE MATCH!The two tennis players are already jumping on the court! In a few moments, when the service toss and warm-up take place, the clash will begin on this Philippe-Chatrier court! Let’s go with it!So don’t go too far! The women’s clash between Mertens and Gauff is nearing completion and, immediately afterwards, the match between Rafa Nadal and Felix Auger-Aliassime will take place. The match is expected to start around 16:10 or 16:15. We wait for you!Only Novak Djokovic in 2021, the Serb again in 2015 and Robin Soderling in 2009 have been able to defeat Nadal in his favorite tournament. Will the Canadian join this cast of tennis players?The Canadian’s best asset is his youth, being in one of his best forms in his short career, to be able to surpass Rafa Nadal, king of clay, in a tournament in which he has only lost three times.
However, Auger-Aliassime has shown a remarkable improvement since his coach is Rafa Nadal’s uncle: Toni Nadal.However, on clay the Canadian does not usually stand out in big tournaments. In fact, the third round is his best position, achieved in this edition of Roland Garros and in Rome in 2021.The Canadian has reached at least the quarterfinals in his last three Grand Slam appearances, reaching this round at Wimbledon 2021 (loss), US Open (lost in the semi-finals) and at this year’s Australian Open, where he also lost in quarter finals.Against Felix Auger-Aliassime, the Spaniard already knows what it’s like to win. There was a previous confrontation between the two, also on clay, at the 2019 Masters 1000 in Madrid with a Balearic victory by a double 6-3.Up to six times Rafa Nadal has faced players from the Top 20 of the ATP ranking in the round of 16 at Roland Garros, and he has only lost one set in those six matches: it was in 2006 against Lleyton Hewitt.
In fact, the Spanish tennis player, who is at a very high level at the moment despite his ailments, has only lost 23 games so far in the tournament.The Spanish tennis player, questioned about his injury before the start of the tournament, is completing an outstanding Roland Garros so far. He has not dropped a single set in these first few meetings after beating Jordan Thompson, Corentin Moutet and Botic van de Zandschulp.Good afternoon and welcome to the Round of 16 at Roland Garros! One more encounter in the clay Grand Slam with Rafael Nadal wanting to continue making history in this tournament! Today, his rival is the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime!
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