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Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal vs Matthew Ebden: Where to watch & live stream details

The West Australian stands in the way between the possible Friday night block busters and bristled when asked if he hoped to prove a second-round roadblock for Nadal on Wednesday.
After winning his first round match of the 2019 Australian Open against local wild card James Duckworth, world number 2 Rafael Nadal will be up against yet another Australian in his second round match.

Here is all you need to know about the match:
Match: Rafael Nadal (2) vs Matthew Ebden
Court: Rod Laver Arena
Time: Approx 15:30 IST or 21:00 AEDT. The match is scheduled after Angelique Kerber’s match, which begins at 13:30 IST (19:00 AEDT)

With all the first round matches coming to an end, the action now shifts to the round of 64 as big names including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Marin Cilic will be playing their second match of the tournament on day 3.

Nadal, who last won the Australian Open in 2009, will face Aussie Matthew Ebden in a bid to reach the third round.

This match is scheduled to take place at the Rod Laver Arena and will be the last match on the court, i.e., the second match of the night session, right after the encounter between Angelique Kerber and Haddad Maia.

The 31-year-old Aussie international is ranked 48 in the world and has faced Nadal once in his career, in 2011 at Queen’s, in which the Spaniard came out on top in straight sets. This clash might not be an easy one for Nadal as Ebden might give the former world number 1 a run for his money.

In career-best touch and with a top-50 ranking for the first time, Ebden said he’d be silly not to give himself a genuine shot at knocking over Nadal in what will be only the Spaniard’s second tour match since last September. “My career will show I have the ability to beat the very best guys,” Ebden said.

“I beat quite a few of the top guys last year and other years, but I’ve also lost to them at times too.

“It will depend on both of us guys, really how we go out there, how we compete.”

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