China Open SFs: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Fabio Fognini in Beijing?

On Saturday, Rafael Nadal will play his semi-final match at the China Open against Fabio Fognini, whom he has lost to in three of their four meetings this season.

Date: October 10, 2015

Time: 12.30 pm local time / 5.30 am BST – United Kingdom / 6.30 am CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 0.30 am EDT –  New York, Montreal / 3.30 pm AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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Photo: China Open
Photo: China Open

Rafa about Fabio:

He’s a great player. When you play against a great player, especially if you don’t play to your best, your chances are lower. If I am able to play my best tomorrow, I am going to have my chances. If not, it is going to be tough. It’s simple. Sport is simple. The winner is the player who plays better. Fognini played better in the three matches that he beat me. I was not unhappy at all after the US Open loss. I didn’t play a very bad match. I played okay. He played great. He beat me. Congratulate him and keep going for me.

Rafa has played Fabio eight times before and leads the series 5-3. Here are the matches they have played against each other: 


Source: ATP World Tour


  1. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Congratulations on your FANTASTIC win!!!!!! : ) : ) You made it to the Finals with such grace & steadfast powerful game!!!!! Beautiful match sweetheart & an awesome mighty win!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) You played with such force & strength…….striding steadily forward!!!!! God bless you sweetheart & Congratulations on your striking & decisive victory!!!!!!! : ) : ) You played a Fantastic , feisty match!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) Your shots were powerful & strong & your movement was mighty speedy!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ……very happy for you!!!!!! : ) Enjoy your win & celebrate your kind sportsmanship!!!!! You are one classy player & we all appreciate your integrity on the court!!!! Congratulations on making it to the China Open Finals & enjoy a great time watching it in replay….: ) Have a great evening & a blessed day tomorrow!!!!! : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!! : ) : )

  2. He did it :). Perfect 2nd set. Wish he starts of the finals like how he played the second set and not like the first set. Vamos.

  3. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!: ) : ) YES …… you are a brilliant player !!!!! : ) Enjoy your match & your exuberant amount of blessed energy!!!!! I agree w all your fans comments here 100% …….. you will ride & glide playing your best a point at a time w your graceful power & your beautiful tennis!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) VAMOS……VAMOS……VAMOS…….

  4. Good chance to remove the bad play. You are ready to win again. Have a good time and go on to the final. You more than deserve to start feeling great again.

  5. Keep on doing what you are doing, improving, getting better all of the time, glad that you adjusted your game according to your opponent, that is key!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. All the best for tomorrow.

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