Hamburg Open Final: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Fabio Fognini?

In Sunday’s final, Rafael Nadal will face No.8 seed Fabio Fognini of Italy. Rafa has played the 28-year-old six times times before and leads the series 4-2.

Rafael Nadal celebrates his win in the semi-final match against Andreas Seppi of Italy at the ATP Tennis Tournament in Hamburg, Germany, 1 August 2015. (Tenis, Alemania, Italia, Hamburgo) EFE/EPA/Daniel Reinhardt
Photo: EFE/EPA/Daniel Reinhardt

Date: August 2, 2015

Time:  12 noon BST – United Kingdom / 1pm CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy /  7am EDT – New York, Montreal / 9pm AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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  • Rafa has a 15-2 record in Hamburg.
  • Appearing in his 96th career ATP World Tour final (66-29 record) and 55th on clay (46-8 mark).
  • Trying to win an ATP World Tour European clay title for 12th straight year (since 2004).
  • He has lost six times on clay this year – which equals his most clay losses in a season since 2003. He has lost just 30 matches on clay at Tour-level in his career overall.
  • Fognini is attempting to become the third player to defeat Rafa three times or more on clay. Novak Djokovic (6-14 vs Nadal life-time on clay) and Gaston Gaudio (3-3 vs Nadal life-time on clay). The only players to beat Rafa twice on clay in a season are Djokovic 2011 & ’15 and Fognini 2015.
  • With his clay court title in Buenos Aires in February, Nadal has won 46 career clay court titles, which is second-most in the Open Era (since 1968). Guillermo Villas notched 49 clay court titles in a career haul of 62 titles.

Rafa will play against Fabio for the third time this season. The Italian beat our champ in Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona.

Here are all the matches they have played against each other: 

Año Torneo & Ciudad Superficie Ronda Ganador & Marcador
2015 Barcelona
Arcilla R16 Fognini, Fabio
6-4, 7-6(6) Estadísticas
2015 Rio de Janeiro
Arcilla S Fognini, Fabio
1-6, 6-2, 7-5 Estadísticas
2014 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami
FL, U.S.A.
Cemento R16 Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-2 Estadísticas
2013 Beijing
Cemento Q Nadal, Rafael
2-6, 6-4, 6-1 Estadísticas
2013 Roland Garros
Arcilla R32 Nadal, Rafael
7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4 Estadísticas
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
Arcilla R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-1, 6-3 Estadísticas


Source: ATP World Tour


  1. Can Foggy beat Rafa 3 times in a row? Very doubtful. Just like Rafa was the favorite thus far. And now now we know why he was serving so slowly, he had a shoulder issue. Knew it had to be something, though some would rather hurl insults. Next time we’ll make sure Rafa sends the nasties a note first so they know he’s injured and won’t take his play so personally.

  2. Dear Rafa, Congratulations on your win against Seppi in your semifinal. So proud that you won. I hope your stomach is better. I don’t know exactly what was wrong, but I hope it’s better by tomorrow. Please feel good on court tomorrow – and I mean physically AND mentally. Good Luck tomorrow and God bless you. Love Marylynn.
    (@ Janice Gray: Bien Suerte Rafa por el mañana Vamos)

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