Who is Francisco Cerundolo? Everything you need to know about Rafael Nadal's Wimbledon 2022 opponent

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Rafael Nadal will be looking to avoid becoming Wimbledon's latest high-profile departure later this afternoon, as he takes to Centre Court for a clash with Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo.

It promises to be quite the afternoon for the world no.41, who will be making his Wimbledon debut on Centre Court against the man with the most Grand Slam titles in tennis history.

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But who is Francisco Cerundolo? Here is everything you need to know about the Argentinian tennis star.

Who is Francesco Cerundolo?

Francesco Cerundolo has been in the form of his career over the course of the last twelve months, climbing his way to No.41 in the World Rankings, a career-high for the 23-year-old Argentine.

Despite breaking into the top 50 in the world, Cerundolo is yet to pick up a title in his career and has qualified for just one final in his career to date (Buenos Aires, 2021).

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The Argentine will be taking to the Wimbledon courts for the first time in his career, he was beaten in straight sets by Brazilian Thiago Monteiro at the French Open earlier this year (6-3, 6-4, 6-3).

This is undoubtedly the biggest match of Cerundolo's career to date, and with just one grass-court win to his name since turning professional, the odds are heavily stacked against him.

Where to Watch Rafael Nadal vs Francisco Cerundolo

British tennis fans will be able to watch Rafael Nadal vs Francisco Cerundolo live on BBC One. Wimbledon 2022 games will be available on the BBC Red Button throughout the day.

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