Who is Botic van de Zandschulp? Everything you need to know about Rafael Nadal's Wimbledon 2022 opponent

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Popular Spaniard Rafael Nadal returns to Wimbledon 2022 Men's Singles action on Monday afternoon as he takes on Botic van de Zandschulp on Centre Court.

The legendary 36-year-old has already beaten Francisco Cerundolo, Ricardas Berankis and Lorenzo Sonego on his way to the fourth round and will now take on the Dutchman for a spot in the quarter-finals.

Nadal will be looking to record his third successive Grand Slam title having won the 2022 Australian and French Opens. Here is everything you need to know about his fourth-round opponent.

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Who is Botic van de Zandschulp?

While his opponent is among the most decorated tennis players in the sport's history, Botic van de Zandschulp is a new name on the Grand Slam circuit having made his Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open back in 2021.

The 26-year-old Dutchman will be looking to match his career-best Grand Slam result when he takes on Nadal on Monday afternoon, having reached the quarter-finals of the 2021 US Open.

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Van de Zandschulp is currently ranked as World No.25, despite having participated in just six Grand Slams to date. In contrast, Nadal has competed in 14 Wimbledon Championships prior to 2022.

The Dutchman will certainly stand a chance on Monday afternoon though, having beaten the likes of Emil Ruusuvuori and Richard Gasquet on his way to the fourth round.

Where to watch Botic van de Zandschulp vs Rafael Nadal

British tennis fans will be able to watch Botic van de Zandschulp vs Rafael Nadal live on BBC Sports channels. Wimbledon 2022 games will be available on the BBC Red Button throughout the day.

Those with a TV license will be able to stream the game on the go through the BBC iPlayer app.