Qatar Open SF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Illya Marchenko in Doha?

On Friday, Rafael Nadal will play Ilya Marchenko for a place in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open final.

Our champ has never faced the 94th-ranked Ukrainian, who knocked defending champion David Ferrer out in the first round.

Photo: Qatar Tennis/Facebook
Photo: Qatar Tennis/Facebook

Date: January 8, 2016

Time: Approximately 5.30 pm local time, 2.30 pm GMT – United Kingdom / 3.30 pm CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9.30 am EST –  New York, Montreal / January 9, 1.30 am AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Watch online: 3pmstream

Rafa on playing Marchenko:

I saw him play during the whole week. He’s playing fantastic.

He’s playing with big confidence. So it will be a big challenge for me tomorrow and I hope to be ready for it.



  1. OLS & VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) It is a BEAUTIFUL DAY for fun Tennis….. have fantastic time playing!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) We are happy & excited for you & know it will be a great match for you !!!!!!!! Have lots & lots of fun playing with your POWERFUL MUSCLES & BEAUTIFUL TENNIS TOUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : )
    Lots of love & happiness to you & your loved ones !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VAMOS……………VAMOS…………………..VAMOS…………….

  2. Vamos Rafa.💖. Give your best shot for the semifinals.

    V r all confident about you. Wishing you all the luck in the world.🌹 🌹 🌹 🍁.

    Just remember, no matter what, all your fans love you, for the sweet person you are.

  3. Good luck in the semi final! It’s so nice to see Rafa’s girlfriend Maria at Doha this week. Rafa has a great close support network. Vamos Rafa!

  4. Rafa seems prepared for a tough challenge. He was not as sharp today, so I hope he will be blazing tomorrow.
    Rafa did pull out a victory today so that is a change from some matches last year.

  5. Illya Marchenko is a highly dangerous and tricky player!
    Nadal has to play his best otherwise anything can happen.
    And i mean anything!!!!

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