RAFAEL NADAL is aiming for an unprecedented 14th French Open title when he takes on Casper Ruud in the final this afternoon.
Nadal, 36, had helped mentor Ruud, 23, at his training school when the Norwegian star was a teenager.
Nadal said of his past with Ruud: “I think at the academy we were able to help him a little bit during that time.
“But more than any other thing at stake, I like to see the good man achieve his dreams.
“For me, Casper is one of the contenders to win any clay court event he plays. He’s one of the clear favourites. It’s not a big surprise at all.”
Ruud said of the record 21-time Grand Slam champion Nadal: “I will try to find something other than training how to beat him. I’ll just enjoy the moment.
“This is a special occasion for both of us. He’s playing for his 22nd. I’m playing for my first.”
When is Rafael Nadal vs Casper Ruud?
Rafael Nadal vs Casper Ruud will take place on Sunday June 5th.
The game starts at 2pm UK time – This is 15:00 local time.
15,000 will be watching with the Philippe Chatrier Court hosting.
What live stream and TV channel is Nadal vs Ruud on?
head to head
The pair will play each other in a pro match for the FIRST time.
Rafael Nadal 1/6
Casper Ruud 4/1
Odds via Betfair
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5489279/rafael-nadal-vs-casper-ruud-french-open-final-live-stream-free-tv-channel-how-to-watch/ Rafael Nadal vs Casper Ruud