Nadal vs. Berdych is the second match on today's schedule and it follows the conclusion of the Juan Martin Del Potro vs. John Isner match on Center Court.
The eighteenth meeting between these top-10 veterans gets underway at 3 p.m. EST (2 p.m. CST) and it’ll be broadcast live on ESPN-2 and ATP live stream feed.
Not only does Nadal own an overwhelming (14-3) edge over the Czech in the overall head-to-head series, but the Spaniard is also undefeated in their last 10 encounters.
The last time they met was at the 2013 Internazionali BNL d'Italia semifinals in early May. With emphatic victories over Berdych (6-2, 6-4) in the semis and Roger Federer (6-1, 6-3) in the finals, Nadal defending his crown and captured his seventh Rome Masters championship.
There's no question the Majorcan is playing the best tennis of his career on this surface in preparation for the final Grand Slam of the season.
Can "Rafa" keep the momentum going, and more importantly, will his knees hold up as we march towards the 2013 US Open?