Rafael Nadal next match: when is tennis ace playing in Australian Open 2022 final - UK time and is it on TV?

The Spanish star is flying towards the finish line in Melbourne after beating Matteo Berrettini in the semi finals

Rafael Nadal is through to the final of the 2022 Australian Open and is looks to be in with a great chance of winning the title for the first time since 2009.

The Spaniard beat Denis Shapovalov 3-2 in their quarter-final encounter where Nadal had a 2-0 lead in sets before the Canadian drew the game level and sent it to a decider.

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That match was the first of four quarter-finals in Melbourne meaning the 20-time Grand Slam winner is the first player to book his spot in the final four.

Nadal then overcame Matteo Berrettini in four sets in the first semi final to book his place in the tennis tournament’s final.

Here is everything you need to know about when Nadal is next playing, who he will be up against and how to watch all the action on TV.

Who will Rafael Nadal play next at the 2022 Australian Open?

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point in his Men's Singles Quarterfinals match against Denis Shapovalov of Canada during day nine of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia

After beating Denis Shapovalov in the quarter-finals, Rafael Nadal beat Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in the last four.

He will now face Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, in the final of the Australian Open 202, with his eyes set on making history with a 21st carerr Grand Slam.

How did Rafael Nadal reach the semi-finals at the 2022 Australian Open?

Nadal beat Marcos Giron of the USA in his first round match before dispatching Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann in the second round, both in straight sets.

Russia’s Karen Khachanov was able to win a set against the Spaniard but still fell to a 3-1 defeat in round three before Adrian Mannarino of France went down in straight sets in round four.

The quarter-final win over Canada’s Denis Shapovalov was easily Nadal’s toughest test of the tournament so far.

When will Rafael Nadal play his Australian Open 2022 final?

Rafael Nadal will face Daniil Medvedev in the final of the Australian Open 2022.

The tennis Grand Slam’s men’s final is scheduled to take place on Sunday 30 January at 8.30am UK time (GMT).

How to watch the 2022 Australian Open

All of the Australian Open is available to watch through Eurosport 1 (Sky channel 410, BT 435, Virgin 521) or Eurosport 2 (Sky 411, BT 436, Virgin 522).

Matches will also be available to live stream through an online only subscription sport package with Eurosport which costs £6.00/month.

Australian Open 2022 latest men’s singles outright odds

Rafael Nadal is currently the second favourite to win just his second ever Australian Open title behind Russia’s Daniil Medvedev.

Mendvedev is currently priced at even money (1/1) to take the title.

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