Australian Open 2015, R2: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Tim Smyczek?

REUTERS/Issei Kato
REUTERS/Issei Kato

After a good first round match against Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny, Rafael Nadal goes on to face 27-year-old American qualifier Tim Smyczek, ranked  112, in the second round in Melbourne. Our champion and Tim have never played each other before.

Rafa: “I don’t know him very well. All opponents are going to be difficult, and with the maximum respect for everybody and knowing that anything can happen in every round against anyone. So I’m just going to go on court with the same spirit as today, maximum respect, trying to be very focused, and try to play little bit the same way like I did today. “

Tim Smyczek: “I’m really looking forward to it. It’s going to be a really cool experience. You don’t have too high expectations going into it, other than it’s going to be an opportunity for me to play a guy I’ve looked up to for a very long time. He’s an amazing champion, and he’ll go down as one of the greatest tennis players ever, so it’s going to be really a treat for me, and I’m going to try to squeeze every bit of fun I can out of it.”

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Time: 7pm local time (Melbourne), 9am CET (Spain, France, Germany, Italy), 8am GMT (United Kingdom), 3am EST (New York, Montreal). To convert to your local time, use this website.

Watch online: Fromsport and ATDHE

The best of luck to you, Rafa! Vamos!


  1. Rafa you can do it! I’ll be losing my sleep only for you because you are my # 1 always the passion, fun, excitement you bring on court like no other player can, just happy you are back and I’m loving every moment of you especially the sexy pink outfit so so hot and irresistible to look at! Vamos Rafa love from Toronto!

  2. Nadal must be Sharp from the start. This guy fits the profile of the many nobodies who beat Rafa in the last three seasons. Go full power, US open 13 style!

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