The Spaniard, number 2 of the ATP ranking and eight times champion in the Roman clay, will face the number 42 in the world, which eliminated his compatriot Richard Gasquet on Tuesday.
The Spaniard Rafael Nadal will begin the defense of the title of champion of the 1000 Masters of Rome this Wednesday against the Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the second turn of the center court of the Foro Italico.
Nadal, number 2 of the ATP ranking and eight times champion in the Roman clay, will face a Chardy, number 42 in the world, who eliminated his compatriot Richard Gasquet on Tuesday with the result of 6-1, 4-6. and 6-3.
The Spaniard, winner of 33 Masters 1,000 titles, won the two previous against Chardy, which go back to Viña del Mar 2013 and Cincinnati 2015, without losing any set.
His match will be played after the Swiss Roger Federer makes his debut in Rome, always on the center court, against the Portuguese Joao Sousa.
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