Swiss Indoors R1: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Lukas Rosol in Basel?

Rafael Nadal will face Lukas Rosol (ranked No. 78) in his opening match on Monday at the Swiss Indoors in Basel.

Date: October 26, 2015

Time: 6.45 pm local time / 5.45 pm GMT – United Kingdom / 5.45 pm CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 12.45 pm EDT –  New York, Montreal / Tuesday, October 27, 4.45 am AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
  • Rafa is back in Basel for the second consecutive year. This is the first time he’s played back-to-back years in Basel since 2003-04 when he lost in the 1R both years.
  • He has won two career indoor ATP World Tour titles, at ’05 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid and ’13 Sao Paulo (on clay).

Our champ has played Rosol three times before and leads the series 2-1. Here are the matches they have played against each other:


Source: ATP World Tour


  1. NOW THAT’S WHAT WE CALL WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : )
    VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) Congratulations on your magnificent victory !!!!!!!! : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!! VAMOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! VAMOS !!!!!!!!!!! Very happy for you sweetheart !!!!!!!!! : ) : ) You are by far the stronger, better player & you played beautifully and God bless you for gliding & sliding & having such steadfast passion & motivation !!!!!!! It was an awesome match ……and THE better Sportsman won!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) ci….ci……ci….. Enjoy lots of fun celebrating your solid passionate TOP game!!!!!! God bless you & your loved ones & your incredible TEAM!!!!!! : ) : ) Your game is relevant & fabulous & YOU are blessed with such solid winner attitude & solid belief ….. always very exciting to watch your matches!!!!!: ) : ) Love how you DELIVER amazing timely wins !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) You are so humble and that is one of your winning trades……God bless you DEAR RAFA & have a great time moving forward!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Have fun and a great time playing your Doubles tomorrow w Lopez……it will be a great match for you!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) VAMOS & lots of love & happiness!!!!!!! : ) : )

  2. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : )
    Rafa just glided beautifully & took the 2nd set !!!!!! VAMOS DEAR RAFA …….YOU LOOK SO GREAT OUT THERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : )

  3. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Have a great day & lots of lots of fun playing your beautiful powerful Tennis!!!!! : ) : ) It will be a great match for you !!!!! : ) : ) : ) Vamos & God bless you!!!!! : ) : ) : )

  4. Those of you who accuse me of commenting only when Rafa loses are simply dead wrong. I have a long history of commenting after both wins and losses. But I don’t comment every day or after every match because I’m far too busy for that. Contrary to urban legend, I did NOT comment last Saturday/Sunday after Rafa lost to Tsonga in Shanghai. This Basel thread is the first time I’ve commented since well before that match. Review my comment history if you don’t believe me. As for my initial comment about Rafa’s overly cautious and timid style of play the last 2 years, it obviously struck a nerve with some of you. Sorry if the truth hurts. I’m not the only one saying it. Several TOP coaches and former players have said the same. Ignore them at your own peril.

    • Correction – I did comment last Monday/Tuesday, but NOT about the loss to Tsonga on Saturday, but about Rafa’s game in general.

    • Move in Rafa or Move on: Don’t refrain from your standpoint about the Rafa’s game. The fanatic fans and it seems Rafa himself have forgotten who the RAFA is and his capabilities. We cheer on a kid with his first steps to walk but we don’t keep cheering on him when he has learned to walk simply because we know the kid is capable of doing that and it is not a big deal anymore.

  5. Looking forward to watching Rafa play again tomorrow! The Beijing and Shanghai tournaments were a turning point for Rafa and definitely an upward trend in progress. Always with our Champ! Vamos Rafa!

  6. Will be supporting Rafa tomorrow and if he plays like he has in his last two tournaments he will soon be on his way back up. Also congratulations to David Ferrer who has just won the final of the Erste Bank Open Tennis he played a great game

  7. Haven’t commented recently as I have been recuperating from a shoulder replacement. However, I have been watching all your tournaments n praying ever so hard for you Rafael my boy. My family have given me the best gift for my 80th birthday … “A ticket to see you play at the Aussie Open”!!. Hope I make it Rafa as I am claustrophobic! Vamos Rafa in all your future tournaments. Keep on playing Rafa – you n Roger F. give glamour n excitement to the game. God bless you. Your Aussie Abuela.

  8. Rafa fans please dont comment a single thing to so called real critcs of rafa(who actually never comment when he wins ??)
    Just ignore them and just enjoy rafa matches
    More u reply them their more they gets excited
    So please dont reply or comment to them

    • I believe you are right, Ashish. I am embarrassed to say that I have risen to their bait more than once, and immediately regretted it. They just irritate me. But, you are right. Ignoring them would bother them more since getting other fans upset seems to be their ONLY purpose. This idea they push of being “true Rafa fans” is simply horse manure.

  9. ps: Maybe as fans, we ought to pray for this poor lost soul instead of reacting to the empty comments w dismay & displeased reactions. Clearly something is offish & lacking in judgment for this poor soul to keep commenting. Lets sincerely hope it is not written by an obnoxious person who simply wishes to stir things up just for the sake of stirring things up ……either way, genuine fans please lets keep the focus on Rafa’s next blessed match with kind energy & inspiration!!!!!!!! : ) Rafa is incredibly positive Champion and athlete & makes more sense to keep it all positive.

  10. It,s a shame the so called move in or Move on wouldn’t take his own advice and do just that, and on to another site.I notice that you only pop up when Rafa is in a tournament so you can come out with your stupid comments you are certainly not a fan so why are you here ? I think you are the one acting like a ten year old seems like you have a mighty big chip on your shoulders or probably a case of envy as Rafa is and has everything you would like to be

    • I’m a far bigger Rafa fan than you’ll ever be. Real fans don’t applaud and cheer while their favorite player self-destructs. They do what I do. “Constructive criticism” and “tough love”. Google it.

      • a) You have no right to assess anyone else’s feelings for Rafa b) no one is self-destructing c) try googling “fan.” And d) examine your feelings of self-importance – Rafa is not reading your posts and changing his behavior because of them. See above comment from Maria.

      • Yet “real fans” also don’t conveniently disappear when Rafa plays well. Where were you when Rafa won three very impressive matches in Shanghai, two of which were against Top 10 players? When Rafa played one of the best return games of his entire career against Ivo Karlovic, did you applaud him for that? Did you applaud him for showing greater mental strength by winning tight some tight matches? Did you applaud him for getting to his first hard court final in over a year? Or did overlook all of that, and only criticise him for his losses to Nole and Jo Willy?…….

        For a player who has struggled this year, Rafa isn’t going to win big tournaments over night. His return to top form is going to be gradual – so a final in Beijing and a semi final in Shanghai are fantastic results. Any objective fan would see that, instead of believing they know better about everything, criticising any person who dares to be positive in the process.

        And finally, who are you to tell people what a true fan is? There is no written rule on how to support someone. If people want to be positive, let them. If people want to be negative all the time, that’s fine too. You, however, only make comments with the sole intention of baiting other posters with your condescending tone and constant trolling regarding Toni. You put yourself on a pedestal and seem to believe you, alone, know what you’re talking about, and that everyone else on here is a moron, not worthy of your precious time. Whereas, in reality, you are a sub-standard, fairly tedious troll whose agenda is far more transparent than you realise.

    • well said Maria…. The focus of us fans is Rafa’s great game & the excitement of looking forward to watching him play his blessed game!!!!!! I agree, the content and timing of these useless comments seems rather malicious and right out unkind, and put forth by other player’s fans or by older frustrated player lacking in integrity. Makes zero sense & that is why it has zero bearing on anything…… God’s grace is such that Rafa & his miraculous stride forward is moving along nicely with abundance & blessings!!!! His TEAM is so wonderful & effective!!!!! : ) God bless them !!!!! : ) : ) : ) They are successful, very devoted & outstanding!!!!!

      VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Have a great time on Monday….. & lots & lots of fun gliding on the court with your magical beautiful Tennis!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Enjoy EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! : ) Lots of love & happiness to you & your loved ones!! : ) : )

    • everybody is entitled to express his/ her opinion here. being fan of Rafa doesn’t mean to say hooray for his losses. Rafa needs to bring some changes to his game regardless of what you and other fanatic fans think.

      • People here are not objecting to his opinion, we would all love to see Rafa improve, obviously, and no one is suggesting “cheering” losses. It is about the rudeness and disrespect. Case in point: “Brilliant strategy for a 10-year-old?”
        We are suggesting that if that is what someone says about a champion who has been brutally honest about the past year and the improvements said champion is making, they might listen to said champion, rather than blathering on with the same stuff – and perhaps support someone or somewhere else.
        We have a right to comment on an opinion someone throws out here.
        Agree ignoring is better, but I have a thing about calling people on what they put out there.

      • Yet there’s nothing wrong with commenting on when Rafa wins either. The person we are discussing only ever seems to comment after Rafa loses a game, yet rarely ever applauds him when he plays well. Rafa had three fantastic wins in Shanghai, yet these get ignored.

  11. It’s hard to believe that a 14-time slam winner like Rafa lets 78th-ranked Lukas Rosol bully him around the court like he’s an amateur every time they play. It should be the other way around. But it won’t be. Rafa will continue to loop & slice powder puff ground-strokes into the middle of the court, while Rosol swings away like it’s batting practice. Run Rafa run. And hope and pray that Rosol misses. Brilliant strategy. For a 10-year-old.

    • It’s hard to believe that we have to put up with bullies on this fan website. Or in the world. Seems like you should be a Rosol fan.

    • Good Lord, you are an ass.

      If I’m not mistaken Rafa has beaten him the last 2 times they played, so this notion of Rosol bullying him around the court “every time they play” is just more diarrhea pouring from your mouth, as usual.

      You really are becoming a pathetic parody of yourself with every post you make. I guess some people don’t mind appearing ridiculous as long as they can get attention.

    • Move out!!!! you are late of the news, Rosol just has beaten Rafa once when this last one was playing with a very bad knee and right after he had to be almost four months out of the court.

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