Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal in the French OpenGetty

Sixth seed Rafael Nadal will take on Nicolas Almagro in the second round clash of the 2015 Roland Garros on 28 May.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 11.30am BST. Live coverage is on British Eurosport, British Eurosport HD, British Eurosport 2, British Eurosports 2 HD, ITV 4. Real-time internet updates are available on Roland Garros' official website.

Overview

Rafael Nadal has not been at his best this year and has failed to win any of the Masters tournaments held in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome preceding the French Open for the first time in his career. He has repeatedly failed to beat opponents well below his ranking in the said events and is pushing against the odds to come up on top in the French Open.

Nadal comes into the game on the back of a straight-sets win over 18-year-old Halys, which should give him some confidence, especially with Almagro been given a scare by his opponent Dolgopolov. Nadal has won the last two times these two have met this year without losing a single set, which is a clear reflection of his authority in this department.

Almagro will be looking to add to his one win over Nadal and with the Spaniard struggling for form, it could be the opportunity he would be seeking to put some sheen to his gruesome record against the former World number one.

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Rafael Nadal to win: 1/16
  • Almagro to win: 17/2

Head-to-Head

Rafael Nadal has an enviable 12-1 lead in head-to-head over Almagro.