Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal takes on Martin Klizan in the first round of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at the Centre Court in the All England Club, London, on Tuesday.

Where to Watch Live

The play is set to begin at 3pm BST. Live coverage is on BBC One or BBC Two. Radio commentary of the game is on BBC Radio 5 Live. Live scores, regular updates, radio commentary and the live streaming link will be available on Wimbledon's official website.


Rafael Nadal is making his 10<sup>th appearance at the All England Club. Nadal will be looking to win back-to-back French Open and Wimbledon titles for the third time in his career. However, the Spaniard has not fared well in his last two visits to SW19. He lost in the second round in 2013 and encountered an even shocking first round exit in 2014 against Steve Darcis of Belgium. It was the first time in his glittering career that occurred.

The 14-time grand slam winner who is seeded second despite being the World number one will be looking to add to his two Wimbledon titles and overtake Pete Sampras, with whom he shares the number two spot in the all time winner list.

The 28-year-old's opponent Martin Klizan is ranked 51 in the current ATP Rankings. He has had a good clay court season, winning a title in Munich as well as making the third round at Roland Garros this year.

Nadal will be the favourite to progress to the next round, and could come up against old nemesis Lukas Rosol, the player who knocked Nadal out in the 2012 Wimbledon Championships.


Nadal has met Klizan once before, beating him at the 2013 French Open.

What They Say

Rafael Nadal: "I am going to try to play with the best attitude that I have. I am practising that way, very positive every moment, playing my best in every moment, working on the things that I really believe I need to work on, to play well here. Seriously, I am feeling better this year than the last couple of years."