Kyrgios will current a troublesome problem for the Spaniard, who’s at the moment on a 18-match profitable streak after dwarfing the 6’11” Reilly Opelka within the fourth spherical. Nadal served six aces and received 85% of his first serves en path to a good 7-6(3), 7-6(5) win over the seventeenth seed.
The place is Rafael Nadal enjoying?
Nadal is enjoying within the first ATP Masters 1000 occasion of the season in Indian Wells, California. The 35-year-old has lifted the title on three earlier events, in 2007, 2009 and 2013. The match will possible happen on the middle court docket.
Rafael Nadal vs Nick Kyrgios head-to-head, season efficiency and match-up
Former World No. 13 and two-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist Kyrgios has at all times been a menace to Nadal, having received three of their eight conferences thus far.
The mercurial Aussie famously upset the 21-time Main winner in 4 units on the 2014 Wimbledon Championships. His different two wins over the previous World No. 1 got here in Cincinnati in 2017 and at Acapulco in 2019.
Nadal has received their final couple of showdowns at Wimbledon in 2019 and on the Australian Open in 2020.
Along with his huge serve and highly effective groundstrokes, the 26-year-old Aussie has been a thorn within the facet for every of the Massive 3. He edged Roger Federer of their very first assembly at Madrid in 2015 and has additionally overwhelmed Novak Djokovic in each their conferences at Acapulco and Indian Wells in 2017.
Presently languishing on the 132nd place on the planet rankings, Kyrgios got here to Indian Wells with a 1-1 win-loss document. However he appears to have rediscovered his contact within the inaugural ATP Masters 1000 occasion of the season, the place he was awarded a wildcard.
Kyrgios hasn’t dropped a set thus far in wins over eighth seed Casper Ruud, thirty second seed Federico Delbonis and Sebastian Baez. With tenth seed Jannik Sinner giving him a walkover into the final eight, he might be totally rested and recharged when he faces Nadal.
Rafael Nadal vs Nick Kyrgios match schedule
Nadal will play the third match of the day session at Stadium 1, which is the occasion’s primary court docket. The match is scheduled to start out not earlier than 3 pm native time.
Match timing: 3 pm PT/10 pm GMT/3:30 am IST/6 pm EST.
Date: 17 March 2022 (USA, UK & Canada), 18 March 2022 (India).
Rafael Nadal vs Nick Kyrgios streaming particulars
Viewers from the next nations can catch the motion dwell on the respective channels and websites:
USA: For viewers within the USA, Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Plus will broadcast the match.
UK: UK viewers can comply with the motion on Amazon Prime Video.
Canada: Viewers in Canada can watch the match on TSN (English) and TVA (French).
India: Males’s matches might be accessible on voot