Rafael Nadal meets Nick Kyrgios in the semi-finals at Wimbledon on Friday. The Spaniard reached the last four of the tournament after defeating 11th seed Taylor Fritz in five sets despite some stomach problems.
The American took the opening set 6-3, but Nadal won the second 7-5. Fritz restored the lead by winning the third set 6-3, but King of Clay once again showed his fighting spirit to win the next two sets 7-5, 7-6 (4).
Nadal has had a pretty good season so far, and has won 35 of 38 games with four titles. At Wimbledon, he beat Francisco Cerundolo and Ricardas Berankis in the first two rounds, both in four sets before recording victories over Lorenzo Sonego and Botic van de Zandschulp.
After defeating Fritz, Nadal meets a tough opponent in Kyrgios, who has performed well lately. The Australian may be the favorite to win the match considering the 36-year-old’s stomach problems.
However, Nadal should not be written off, given his quality and mentality, and, crucially, have the Center Court audience cheering him on.
Where does Rafael Nadal play?
Nadal is currently playing at Wimbledon. The Spaniard has played 70 matches on the grass court Major, and won 58 of them while losing 12. He won the title twice, the first came in 2008 after an epic final against Roger Federer. His second triumph at SW19 came in 2010, beating Tomas Berdych in the final.
After this he reached the final in 2011 and the semi-final in 2018 and 2019. The Spaniard made it to the final at Wimbledon for the eighth time this year.
Who is Rafael Nadal playing against?
Nadal will lock horns with Kyrgios in the semi-finals at Wimbledon. The Australian reached the last four of a major for the first time in his career by defeating Cristian Garin 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (5).
Kyrgios has won 21 of 27 games so far this season and is in good shape at the moment.
Nadal and Kyrgios will lock horns for the tenth time with the Spaniard leading 6-3 head-to-head. The winner of the match will host either Novak Djokovic or Cameron Norrie in the Wimbledon final on Sunday.
Battle plan for Rafael Nadal against Nick Kyrgios
It will be the semi-final between Nadal and Kyrgios second match at Center Court on Friday 8. July
Match time: About. 15:30 local time | 14:30 GMT | 20.00 IST | 10:30 ET.
Rafael Nadal vs. Nick Kyrgio’s streaming details
Viewers from the following countries can watch Nadal’s match against Kyrgios on their respective channels and websites:
USA: American viewers can watch the match live ESPN and tennis channel.
Great Britain: Fans in the UK can follow the match further BBC and Eurosport.
Canada: Canadian fans will be able to watch the match further TSN.
Spain: Spanish viewers can watch their sports icon in action at Wimbledon live on Telefonica and Movistar +
India: Viewers in India can follow the match live on Star Sports and Disney + Hotstar.