Madrid Open R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Jarkko Nieminen?

Rafael Nadal had a strong victory against Juan Monaco in R2 at the Mutua Madrid Open.  He also reached a milestone of 684 wins, thereby surpassing Arthur Ashe’s 683 wins to claim a solo spot at No. 11 on the most match wins list in the Open Era.  Rafa will next face Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in the third round.

Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP
Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014

START TIME: Not before 3:15 pm CEST local time (Spain, France, Italy), 2:15 pm BST (United Kingdom), 9:15 am EDT (New York). To convert to your local time, use this website.

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Rafa and Nieminen have played head to head six times, with Rafa leading 6-0. Nieminen is also left-handed and is currently ranked No. 57 in the world. Their  last meeting was in Monte Carlo in 2012.

Vamos Rafa!

ATP WORLD TOUR, GRAND SLAM, AND DAVIS CUP MAIN DRAW RESULTS

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-3 Stats
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-2 Stats
2008 Roland Garros
France
Clay R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-1, 6-3, 6-1 Stats
2008 Australian Open
Australia
Hard Q Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-3, 6-1 Stats
2006 Wimbledon
England
Grass Q Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-4, 6-4 Stats
2006 Barcelona
Spain
Clay Q Nadal, Rafael
4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Stats
2005 Stuttgart
Germany
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 7-5 Stats

 

3 comments

  1. +Congratulations Rafa: I hope you have many more great victories from now until the end of the clay court season (AND BEYOND). I hope you’re feeling at your best both mentally and physically. I pray for your health and well-being. Love Marlynn.

  2. Lets not get too ahead of ‘ourselves’ that is RAFA’S FIRST GAME UP since his lost to DOLGOPOLOV and AMALGRO, ….AMALGRO has just lost to MURRAY and DOLGOPOLOV TO GULBIS who can be quite sensational at times…I recall a game he played against RAFA which was here at MADRID maybe last year, and what a game that was GULBIS came out FIRING SHOTS FASTER THEN BULLETS and blew RAFA of the court in the first set….it was 6/1 I think….and a little hazy about the next set but it looked very much like GULBIS was on the verge of putting RAFA out, how he survived that game was truly a miracle, but RAFA JUST AS MIRACULOUSLY changed the MOMENTUM OF THE GAME slowing it down a few paces, and recovered finally to WIN which was truly SENSATIONAL and UNBELIEVABLY INCREDIBLE given that he was down by two sets if I remember correctly…..Watch out for GULBIS he has been knocking on RAFA’S DOOR FOR IONS AND HAS COME CLOSE MANY TIMES…then there is also DIMITROV and ISNER MURRAY and a few others who could surprise…OFF COURSE I WANT TO SEE RAFA WIN THIS TOURNAMENT that will SHOW THE FANS he is back on TRACK and nearing his BEST with a very good chance of being right there at THE FRENCH OPEN.
    RAFA YOU ARE STILL THE BEST IN MY BOOK…..ALWAYS AND FOREVER ….VAMOS and KIA KAHA ……..BE STRONG…..

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