On Friday, top-seeded Rafael Nadal will play his quarter-final match at the bet-at-home Open in Hamburg against Pablo Cuevas.
It will be the second meeting of the season for Rafa and Pablo. Our champ leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 1-0, having won in three sets when the pair met in February in Rio de Janeiro. That match ended at 3.18 am.
Date: July 31, 2015
Time: Approximately 2.30 pm BST – United Kingdom / 3.30 pm CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9.30 am EDT – New York, Montreal / 11.30 pm AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa talks about Pablo: “He’s one of the best players of the world, especially on clay. It’s a big match and I know I have to play well if I want to be in that semi-finals. I’m going to fight for it.”
Our champ is looking to extend his streak of having won at least one European clay court title every year since 2004 when he captured his maiden ATP World Tour crown in Sopot. He has a career 56-9 record in clay court quarter-finals – losing his last two at Roland Garros (l. to Djokovic) and Rome (l. to Wawrinka).
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!