Nadal continues his Rogers Cup campaign tonight (1am UK time) with a quarter-final tie against sixth seed Marin Cilic.
The World No 1 has seen off Stan Wawrinka and Benoit Paire as he bids for his fourth success and first since 2013 in Toronto.
Nadal is looking to bounce back from losing the semi-finals at Wimbledon last month while the 17-time Grand Slam champion can also move further ahead of rival Roger Federer in the ATP standings with a strong run in the Canadian tournament.
Cilic has seen off compatriot Borna Coric and Diego Schwartzman and looked in strong form having won 12 of his last 14 matches.
Nadal has won five of his seven meetings with Cilic with the Croatian having taken a victory by virtue of Nadal’s injury-enforced retirement in the Australian Open quarter-finals back in January.
The 31-year-old Spaniard has lost just three matches since returning from injury at the Davis Cup in April having stormed to four of an available six titles across the clay and grass seasons.
Cilic is looking to reach the semi-finals for the first time ever as he targets a first title since the 2016 Cincinnati Masters and Nadal has acknowledged he must be at his best.
“The first thing that I need to do well is play my best tennis,” Nadal said previewing his contest with Cilic.
“Without playing well it will be impossible.
“Quarter-finals after two good victories, tomorrow is the day to play a little bit better and that’s what I’m going to try.”
But how can you watch as Nadal bids to reach the final four for the first time since he last won the tournament?
How to watch Rafael Nadal vs Marin Cilic on TV
Sky Sports will be broadcasting every match live from the Rogers Cup and their Arena channel (Sky channel 408) will show all of the action.
Today’s play gets underway at 4pm on Sky Sports Arena – but Nadal and Cilic are not due on court until at least 11am (BST) following the other quarter-final between Robin Haase and Karen Khachanov.
Kevin Anderson and Stefans Tsitsipas have already booked their places in the semis, with the Greek having downed defending champion Alexander Zverev after eliminating Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic.
How to watch Rafael Nadal vs Marin Cilic online
Sky’s coverage means all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you’re an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, cost £7.99 a day, with a weekly pass priced at £12.99 and no locking into a contract.
NOW TV doesn’t even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.