Sony Open (Miami) R4: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Fabio Fognini?

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After an encore thunderous performance of his opening night, in which top seed Rafael Nadal ousted Uzbeki Denis Istomin 6-1, 6-0, Rafa is ready to take on Fabio Fognini of Italy in the fourth round at the Sony Open in Miami.

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

START TIME:  Not before 9:00 pm local time (Miami, same as in New York, USA);  2 am CET (Spain), 1:00 am GMT (United Kingdom) on Wednesday, March 26.  To convert to your local time, use this website.

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Rafa and Fognini have played each other three times, with Rafa claiming victory in all three victories. They last met at the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals in 2013, in which Rafa famously turned the match around from being down a set and several games to win in three sets. In his R3 post-victory presser, Rafa had this to say about Fognini:

“He’s an opponent that is playing great.  He has an amazing talent.  Great forehand, great backhand, especially the forehand, but he’s able to hit winners from every part of the court.

“So he’s an opponent sometimes that can be unpredictable, and is difficult to play against these kind of players ‑ especially when they are playing well and Fognini is playing well.

“I need to try to let him play with ‑‑ if he wants to play, try to find the winners, and I need to try to let him play from not easy positions.  If he’s playing with comfortable positions will be very difficult for me.”


ATP World Tour, Grand Slam, and Davis Cup Main Draw Results

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2013 Beijing
Hard Q Nadal, Rafael
2-6, 6-4, 6-1 Stats
2013 Roland Garros
Clay R32 Nadal, Rafael
7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4 Stats
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
Clay R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-1, 6-3 Stats


  1. someone messed up broadcast against Fognini! Rats! Hope I can find a tape on you tube somewhere! I think I heard you won!expected nothing less, but watching is such great fun and suspense, I hate to miss a game when you play. Hope this Tournament is a big success and very satisfying for you. Vamos muchacho!

  2. +The vry best to you tonight Rafa. Please feel great on the court. Hope all your physical problems are done. Love you, and wish the best in all categories. Love Marylynn.

  3. Keep the good work up, CHAMPION, u are nearly there!!! VAAAMOOOSSS VAAAMOOOSSS VAAAMOOOSSS …….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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