Madrid Open R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Simone Bolelli?

On Thursday, Rafael Nadal will play his second match at the Mutua Madrid Open against world No. 63 Simone Bolelli of Italy.

 Julian Finney/Getty Images
Julian Finney/Getty Images

Date: May 7, 2015

Time: Not before 3:15 pm local time, 3 pm CET (Spain, France, Germany, Italy), 2:15 pm GMT (United Kingdom), 9:15 am EDT (New York, Montreal). To convert to your local time, use this website.

Watch online: Fromsport and ATDHE

The four-time Madrid Open champion has played Bolelli four times before and leads the series 4-0. Here are the matches they have played against each other:

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2014 Basel
Hard R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-2 Stats
2012 Roland Garros
Clay R128 Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-2, 6-1 Stats
2010 Doha
Hard R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-3 Stats
2009 Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Hard R32 Nadal, Rafael
4-6, 6-2, 7-5 Stats



  1. Serena Williams was 5 – 0 against Petra Kvitova until this afternoon when Kvitova defeated Serena for the first time ever!

    Rafael Nadal is also 5 – 0 against Grigor Dimitrov ………hopefully, the Kvitova trend will not repeat itself when Nadal plays against Grigor later today. Hopefully not!


    (to the tune of What A Difference A Day Makes)

    What a difference Nadal makes….
    Tennis’ unforgettable hours
    This sport he so fully empowers
    Sets Nadal’s kingly reign.

  3. Taino Samuel have no fear of Kyrgios, Rafa has the experience nTitle n once his confidence is full on, he will be his old self n hopefully indestructible once again. He’s had bad luck all around, injuries, etc. have faith. Vamooos Rafa tomorrow.

  4. Rafa is on fire ! He look very confident especially with that lob over Boleli head was so beautiful to look at and he celebrated it with that fist pump unbelievable Rafa ! I always feel you are my son whom I never met in real life but hopefully one day I’ll meet you if you come to Montreal this year ( I was so prepared with last year entire tournament tickets) If you don’t come to Montreal I’ll hope to see you at this year U.S. Open I will make it to see you !It’s my dream !

  5. Great game Rafa, congrats. Praying for your confidence to have returned. You are the King of Clay n loved a lot which can be seen from the amount of applauding you receive at the game! Hugs from your Aussie Nana. xx. 🐼🐼 (koalas).

  6. I just pray John Isner does the dirty job for us. I mean, John to beat Nick Kyrgios, the giant slayer! I don’t want Nick to Nadal at all!! The worst could happen again!!!

    Vamos Rafa.

  7. Rafa, u are so eager to win and we Rafans are so eager to watch u win – VAAAMOOOSSS … VAAAMOOOSSS … VAAAMOOOSSS … !!!!!!!!!!!

Leave a Reply