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

Rafael Nadal had to do things the difficult way in his Wimbledon 2022 first-round clash with Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo, narrowly avoiding a fifth set after dropping the third set to the underdog.

The legendary Spaniard is through to the second round though, and with a host of his major rivals already eliminated, Nadal will fancy his chances of rivalling Novak Djokovic for the Men's Singles title.

His second-round opponent is the little-known Ricardas Berankis. We take a look at the Lithuanian's career to date.

Who is Ricardas Berankis?

Ricardas Berankis is far from a household name among tennis fans, but the Lithuanian has been present on the pro circuit for a long time. Wimbledon 2022 will represent the Lithuanian's ninth Championships appearance, although he is yet to make it past the second round.

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2022 is unlikely to be the year that the 32-year-old makes his third-round Wimbledon debut, given the calibre of his opponent. Berankis is currently ranked No.106 in the world but achieved a peak ranking of World No.50.

Berankis raised eyebrows in the first round of this year's Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship, booking his place in the second round with a straight-sets victory over one-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Sam Querrey.

Where to Watch Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal

British tennis fans will be able to watch Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal on the BBC One channel. 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.

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