In the second round of the Rome Internationals Jannik Sinner challenges Rafa Nadal. After the victory against the French Humbert the blue faces the Spanish champion who takes the field for the first time this year at the Roman tournament.
Sinner and Nadal will take the field, on the Central, not before 6pm and even beyond if the 4 matches that are scheduled starting at 10 am will continue. The only precedent is in favor of Nadal, at Roland Garros in 2020 with a victory in three sets.
The blue got his hands on: «We know how strong he is, especially on clay, but something has changed. I grew up and we know each other well, because we trained together ».
“It is the most difficult debut that could have happened to me,” said Rafa Nadal who, before the Australian Open, chose Sinner as a partner for the training that had to be done in isolation. The South Tyrolean is almost twenty years old, the Majorcan has twenty years of professionalism: the mountains against the sea.
Sinner is number 18 in the world, Nadal is currently number 3 and has won the Masters 1000 in Rome 9 times. In the round of 16 the winner of the match will face the winner of the match between Travaglia and Shapovalov.
The meeting will be broadcast on free-to-air TV on Mediaset, on channel 20. For Sky customers, it is visible on the Sky Sport 1 and Sky Sport Arena channels (201, 204 of the satellite, 473, 483 of the digital terrestrial). Sinner-Nadal can also be watched in streaming on the Mediaset Play and Sky Go platforms.