Roland Garros R1: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Robby Ginepri?

Rafael Nadal’s first practice at Roland Garros 2014  (2)

Defending champion Rafael Nadal will face American wild card Robby Ginepri in the first round of the 2014 French Open.

Date: Monday, May 26, 2014

START TIME: Rafa is 3rd match on Suzanne Lenglen Court. Approximately 3 pm CEST local time (France, Italy, Spain), 2 pm BST (United Kingdom), 9 am EDT (New York, Montreal). To convert to your local time, use this website.

Watch Online:  Fromsport and ATDHE

Rafa, who is bidding to win the tournament for a record-breaking fifth consecutive year, beat world No.279 Ginepri in straight sets in their only previous meeting in 2005.

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2005 ATP Masters Series Madrid
Hard S Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 7-6(1) Stats

Good luck & Vamos Rafa!


  1. Unfair and disrespectful to treat defending champion this way. Is djokovik being favoured?

  2. Unbelievably disrespectful. And who knows what will happen with rain expected? Perhaps it will only rain on Philippe Chatrier? Is there a way to communicate with those in charge of RG? 6 million tweets/fb posts sent their way would be nice. Sorry, I’m obviously not as nice as Rafa . . .

  3. Not fair to Rafa, even the time play at Rome was always at night!!! What happen to RG???

  4. Having already won this slam a record 8 times, I think Rafa could use a little extra motivation, and this disrespecting of him by French Open officials could be just what the doctor ordered. VAMOS!!!

  5. I have already left a comment maybe I forgot to post it or has it not been approved. my comment was that Rafa as the defending champion should be on the Phillipe Chartrier court, I do not think he likes the Suzanne Lenglan court but guess who is on the Phillipe Chartrier court at the same time is himself Novak !!! some dirty work going on isn’t Rafa seeded no 1.

  6. Why Rafa will not play on Philippe Chatrier? That’s a main court! Why does everyone favor Wawrinka and Djokovic? Shame on you RG, it’s just ridiculous! Hope it will not affect on our champion. Wish you all the best Rafito! Besos 🙂

  7. Why Is he on Suzanne Lehglan Court as the defending Champion, so who is on the Phillipe Chartierre Court Unfair I think Rafa does not like this court.

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