Rome Masters QFs: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Andy Murray?

The victory against Mikhail Youzhny earned Rafael Nadal a quarter-final meeting with Andy Murray. Rafa leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 13-5, winning their last clay-court contest in straight sets in the 2011 Roland Garros semi-finals. Andy has never beaten our champion on clay, however, taking just one set from the Spaniard in four meetings on the surface.

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Date: Friday, May 16, 2014

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Rafa is looking to win the Rome title for the eighth time, following victories in 2005-’07, ’09-’10 and ‘12’-’13. Rafa leads the ATP World Tour with a 32-5 match record, also winning titles in Doha (d. Monfils), Rio de Janeiro (d. Dolgopolov) and Madrid (d. Nishikori).

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami
FL, U.S.A.
Hard S Murray, Andy
2011 Tokyo
Hard F Murray, Andy
3-6, 6-2, 6-0 Stats
2011 US Open
NY, U.S.A.
Hard S Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 Stats
2011 Wimbledon
Great Britain
Grass S Nadal, Rafael
5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 Stats
2011 Roland Garros
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 7-5, 6-4 Stats
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 2-6, 6-1 Stats
2010 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
London, England
Hard S Nadal, Rafael
7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(6) Stats
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada
Toronto, Canada
Hard S Murray, Andy
6-3, 6-4 Stats
2010 Wimbledon
Great Britain
Grass S Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 7-6(6), 6-4 Stats
2010 Australian Open
Hard Q Murray, Andy
6-3, 7-6(2), 3-0 RET Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 7-6(4) Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells
CA, U.S.A.
Hard F Nadal, Rafael
6-1, 6-2 Stats
2009 Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Hard F Murray, Andy
6-3, 4-6, 6-0 Stats
2008 US Open
NY, U.S.A.
Hard S Murray, Andy
6-2, 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4 Stats
2008 ATP Masters Series Canada
Toronto, Canada
Hard S Nadal, Rafael
7-6(2), 6-3 Stats
2008 Wimbledon
Great Britain
Grass Q Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-2, 6-4 Stats
2008 ATP Masters Series Hamburg
Clay R16 Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-2 Stats
2007 ATP Masters Series Madrid
Hard R16 Nadal, Rafael
7-6(5), 6-4 Stats
2007 Australian Open
Hard R16 Nadal, Rafael
6-7(3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 Stats

Source: ATP World Tour


  1. Today is Andy Murray’s birthday 🙂
    Congrats to him and tomorrow. .. Rafa wins!

  2. And Madrid??? Not a “great” win, but you forgot that title in his 32-5 record! Boy it’s not easy on anyone’s nerves to be a Rafa fan, is it? But HE seems to enjoy the struggle. Whatever works for him, I guess. I color my grey anyway . . . Let’s continue the success again Andy!

  3. Although Rafa has been struggling of late against the likes of Youzhny, Simon, Nishikori, Almagro and Ferrer, their aggressive tactics will, hopefully, better prepare him for future matches against his main rival, Novak Djokovic.

    Sooner or later, Rafa will figure out that he MUST STAY IN ATTACK MODE, especially when he’s ahead on the scoreboard, and especially on big points, if he expects to win more slams and eventually overtake Federer in that department.

    Rafa plays his best tennis when he’s in attack mode, and his best tennis is certainly required to defeat Djokovic, and on occasion, other opponents as well.


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