Andrey Kuznetsov v Rafael Nadal Live
Five-time defending champion Rafael Nadal will meet his unseeded Russian adversary Andrey Kuznetsov for the first time, in the third round of 2015 Roland Garros on Saturday afternoon.
The world no. 7 has been struggling a bit with his form in the recent week, but he appears to have put it behind him. Nadal, who has been given a low seed for the first time in many years in Paris, continued his campaign here by moving past his compatriot Nicolas Almagro with 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 in the second round.
Prior to coming here, he played in the Italian Open and the Madrid Masters, where he was defeated in the quarterfinal and the final respectively, by Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray.
As for Kuznetsov, this is the first time this year that the 24 year old Russian has managed to reach the third round of a tournament. Last week, he played in the ATP Geneva, where he was routed in the second round by Federico Delbonis.
For this match, Nadal is definitely the favorite one. He is more experienced than his opponent and the King of Clay should be able to should be able to get to a comfortable victory here and move into the next round.
Tags: Rafael Nadal, Andrey Kuznetsov, Roland Garros
Posted: 30th May 2015
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