Defending champion Rafael Nadal will take on Leonardo Mayer in the 2014 French Open third round on Saturday at 11:00 GMT, being played here on outdoor hard courts at Court Philippe Chatrier.
Rafael Nadal is leading with a 3-0 win loss head-to-head record against Mayer and the pair will be clashing for fourth time on the ATP world Tour. Both the players last played at 2014 Indian Wells second round and Nadal clinches victory after Mayer withdraws from the tournament due to injury.
Leonardo Mayer has defeated Russian Teimuraz Gabashvili in the French Open fourth round and it could be a difficult task to face top seed Nadal in third round on Saturday scheduled match. Nadal is aiming to clinch French Open crown for ninth time his career and he is the only play to clinch single slam for eight times in Open Era.
13-time singles Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has been playing great tennis in Roland Garros, where he had progresses into French Open third round after beating Dominic Thiem with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. Nadal has improved his record of 30-match winning streak at the French Open and hopes to continue similar form against best players on the tour.
As per the predictions, Nadal is considered as top prospect to clinch victory in third round and progresses into the 2014 French Open fourth round.