United Cup LIVE: World No.2 Rafael Nadal is all set to begin his preparations for the Australian Open. The Spaniard will play…
United Cup LIVE: World No.2 Rafael Nadal is all set to begin his preparations for the Australian Open. The Spaniard will play his first competitive match ahead of the Grand Slam event as he faces Cameron Norrie in the United Cup. Nadal’s Spain will take on Great Britain in their first group encounter of the tournament. The matches will be played on 31st December 2022 and 1st January 2023. Follow United Cup 2023 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN
United Cup LIVE: Rafael Nadal to begin action in United Cup 2023, to face Cameron Norrie in blockbuster singles encounter as Spain faces Great Britain – Follow Nadal vs Norrie LIVE updates
- Rafael Nadal had a great season on the ATP Tour in 2022. The Spaniard won as many as four tour-level titles that included Australian Open and French Open Grand Slam titles.
- However towards the end of the year he was bogged down by injuries. He was forced to withdraw from his semifinal contest against Nick Kyrgios at the Wimbledon.
- He took time to recover from his abdominal injury and made his return at the Cincinnati Masters, where he bowed out from the first round.
- At the US Open, he was ousted from the fourth round after losing against Frances Tiafoe.
- Nadal is looking for yet another good season on the tour in 2023. United Cup will be his only tournament ahead of the Australian Open.
- The World No. 2 is aiming for a winning start to his upcoming season as he will be up against Britain’s Cameron Norrie.
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- Cameron Norrie, meanwhile will be playing his second game at the United Cup.
- On the opening day of the tournament, he defeated Australia’s de Minaur 6-3, 6-3 to kickstart the tournament on a positive note.
- He will look to continue his form when he faces Rafael Nadal, however ot will be easier said than done.
- In 2022, he won titles at Delray Beach Open and Lyon Open.
- He also reached the semifinals at the Wimbledon for the first time. He faced Novak Djokovic in the match and lost in four sets.
- Norrie is currently ranked 14th in the World in Men’s Singles.
Nadal vs Norrie Head-to-Head Record: Both the players have so far played four times on the ATP Tour. Cameron Norrie is yet to win a single contest against the Spaniard. They last met at the Mexican Open in Acapulco earlier in 2022. Nadal won the contest comfortably in straight games.