Tennis legend Rafael Nadal will face Rinky Hijikata at the US Open 2022 on Tuesday, August 30. Nadal has claimed the grand slam title four times. The 36-year-old Spanish tennis star has already bagged two out of the three majors this running year.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Hijikata, the French Open champion has struggled with his form during the past couple of months. He witnessed an injury at Wimbledon that made him a walkover in the semifinals. The World No. 198th will make his debut at the slam.
When Will The Nadal vs Hijikata Be Held?
- Date: Tuesday, August 30
- Time: 11.00 pm GMT
Venue of the Match
- Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York, United States
Nadal and Hijikata will face off tonight at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, located in New York, United States.
How to watch Nadal vs Hijikata
- USA – ESPN & ESPN2
- Canada – TSN
- UK – Amazon Prime Video
The Nadal vs Hijikata match will be broadcasted on ESPN and ESPN2 in the United States. TSN and Amazon Prime Video will air the game in Canada and the UK respectively. Fans in the US will be able to live stream the event on fuboTV.
Nadal vs Hijikata: Head to head
- Nadal 0-0 Hijikata
Rinky Hijikata and Rafael Nadal will meet on court for the first time ever. So, the head-to-head is tied at 0-0.
Nadal vs Hijikata: Odds & Prediction
Rafael Nadal: -10000
Rinky Hijikata: +1450
Pick: Rafael Nadal to win
This should be a quite comfortable win for the Spanish star. Hijikata is currently ranked 198th in the world ranking while Nadal stands at the third position on the ATP Tour. The 21-year-old Aussie doesn’t have much experience playing against big players in big events. On the other hand, he struggles with injury. Nadal is predicted to start his mission for his 24th Grand Slam Title with an easy win on Tuesday.