Rafael Nadal vs Nicolas Mahut, Miami Open 2017 live streaming: Watch online, TV listings, start time and preview

Nadal takes on the 55th-ranked French player in R16 clash on Tuesday.

Rafael Nadal
Nadal won his 1000th tour match in three sets on Sunday Reuters

Fifth seed Rafael Nadal takes on unseeded Nicolas Mahut in the Men's singles fourth-round of 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park, Florida on Tuesday.

The 14-time Grand Slam winner survived a hard-fought third-round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber that extended to 23 games. Nadal, who was looking patchy early on, was blanked in the first set 6-0 by the German, who had no clue against the former, who made a strong comeback in the next two sets to take the match 0-6, 6-2, 6-3. On the other hand, Mahut decimated Argentina's Guido Pella 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday.

Nadal, after earning a win in his typical hard-fought manner in his landmark 1000th tour outing, would want to win his maiden title in Miami and the four-time finalist is looking set after having a solid start to the new season. Nadal has slipped in the title match of two tournaments this season (Australian Open - Roger Federer, Acapulco - Sam Querrey) and suffered a fourth-round exit at Indian Wells after defeat to to his arch Swiss rival.

However, with the withdrawals of top-ranked Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic and a possible semi-final meeting against second seed Kei Nishikori, the 30-year-old has a bright chance to go the distance in Miami. Nadal should not have trouble disposing off his French opponent later today as the latter has been quite under-par in the new season.

Mahut has suffered four first-round exits this season (Sydney, Australian Open, Rotterdam and Indian Wells) but has found his form in the ongoing tournament, progressing past his first three-round opponents after dropping only one set. Despite having beaten Nadal once in their two career meetings, the world number 55 is in for a steep task today against his in-form opponent.

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