Shanghai R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Milos Raonic?

On Thursday, Rafael Nadal will face big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic (ranked No. 9) for a quarterfinal spot in the Shanghai Rolex Masters.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 14: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his men's singles second round match against Ivo Karlovic of Croatia on day 4 of Shanghai Rolex Masters at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre on October 14, 2015 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Date: October 15, 2015

Time: Not before 6 pm local time / 11 am BST – United Kingdom / 12 pm noon CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 6 am EDT –  New York, Montreal / 9 pm AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Watch online: Fromsport and ATDHE

Rafa on facing Raonic:

So tomorrow is another match that decides in a very few balls if I am able to play well with my serve again, so we’ll see.

It’s true that you don’t want to play against big servers a lot of matches because the risk is higher and higher.

Rafa has played the 24-year-old six times before and leads the series 5-1. Here are the matches they have played against each other:


Source: ATP World Tour


  1. What a great match. I was up 530 am to watch on the tennis channel. So excited. For I got to watch it before I had to go to work. Good luck. Fast moves. Play net little more often. Make this young guy work hard. For you can out last him. Lord be with you always.

  2. Vamos Rafa!!!!! Te amamos, vas a ser tú mismo nuevamente, no lo dudes, faltan muchos triunfos de nuestro Rafa por verse, que se preparen !! Buena suerte mañana!!!!!!!

  3. VAMOS Rafa: Congratulations again on your win against Karlovic. Keep up the positive mentality. Remain healthy and calm, take the ball early (don’t lose the baseline) and watch the short balls. Good luck tomorrow against Raonic. God bless you. Love, Marylynn

  4. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) It is a great day & a beautiful time moving forward!!!!!: ) very happy for you…..have lots & lots of fun smoothly gliding with each point, putting forth your unbelievable ENERGY & magical Tennis !!!!!! : ) : ) ci….ci….& CI….Senior !!!! : ) It will be a great match for you!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Watching you mix side to side returns & moving straight ahead with your point by point measured game is a fantastic treat!!!!! : ) VAMOS dear Rafa!!!!!! Have a great day & a great match!!!! Enjoy your UNBELIEVABLE FOCUS and steadfast stride with your solid strong game!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Our family will be cheering you LIVE (at 6 am…: ) ) …..along w all your Global Tennis FANS & adoring crowd !!!!! : ) : ) God bless you sweetheart & enjoy it all !!!!!! VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ……VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ….. VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!! : ) KUDOS & blessings to you & your TEAM!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : )

  5. So impressed with the performance of Rafael, calm and collected under pressure and played some great tennis. we all new that Karlovic is a big server and it went to the wire. All support for our champion.

    • Lizzy,

      So happy for our Rafa too! The result of the Thinker Family’s constructive criticisms are beginning to show for all to see. Rfa’s A-level game is fast coming together!

      Great Thinker – the Uncle to Deep Thinker – predicts a straight set victory for Rafa: 7-6, 7-5

      Vamos Rafaaaaa!!!!!!!

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