With a decisive win in the second round, Rafael Nadal has reached the quarterfinals at the Rio Open in Brazil. His opponent is Joao Sousa of Portugal.
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
START TIME: APPROXIMATELY 7 pm local time (Brazil), 11 pm CET (Spain), 10 pm GMT (United Kingdom), 5 pm EST (New York, USA). To convert to your local time, use this website. [Rafa’s is the second match (and last of the night) on center court, after a 5:00 pm start time.]
Rafa and No. 48 ranked Sousa have never played each other before. Earlier in the week, Rafa and Sousa were seen practicing together. In last night’s presser, Rafa talked a bit about his back bothering him, but not enough to impede play. Let’s wish him the very best, and hope that it doesn’t fester.
The best of luck to you, Rafa! Vamos!