Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal has won the French Open nine times so farGetty

Rafael Nadal takes on Facundo Bagnis in the men's singles second round clash of the French Open on 26 May.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 12pm BST. Live coverage of the game is available in the UK on ITV4. Click here for the live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal has been in good form over the past couple of months and continued the same in the first round beating Australian Sam Groth in straight sets in the first round. The Spaniard looked in impressive form, winning 89% of his first serve points and 86% of his second serve points.

After struggling for form and injuries over the past two years, Nadal looked like he was back to his best, and could be difficult to beat if he continues this way. The Spaniard will also want to finish the match quickly to conserve energy in what is a two-week grueling tournament.

His opponent, Bagnis, is a relative newcomer to the singles competition, making the second round of a Grand Slam only for the second time in his career. Known mostly as a doubles player, Bagnis recently cracked the top 100 of the tennis rankings and is not expected to trouble Nadal on Thursday.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Rafael Nadal to win: 1/500
  • Facundo Bagnis to win: 25

Head-to-head

The duo have never faced each other in ATP Tennis history.

French Open history

Nadal and Bagnis have never faced each other in the French Open.