Argentina Open QF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Paolo Lorenzi in Buenos Aires?

On Friday, Rafael Nadal will play his quarter-final match at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires against 34-year-old Italian Paolo Lorenzi.

Date: February 12, 2016

Match time: Not before 4.30 pm local time / 7.30 pm GMT – United Kingdom / 8.30 pm CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 2.30 pm EST –  New York, Montreal / February 13, 6.30 am AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Juan Monaco of Argentina during the ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

Rafa talks about Paolo Lorenzi:

Paolo is a strong player and he had a great victory today. We’ll have an early afternoon start so it’ll be very warm. It’ll be a tough one.

Rafa, who is chasing this week his 48th career title on clay to move within one victory of Guillermo Vilas’ all-time record of 49, beat world No. 52 Lorenzi in three sets in their only previous meeting in 2011.


Source: ATP World Tour


  1. Deep Thinker is right. Rafa was AWFUL in the 1st set, but played much better in the 2nd set. He’s still way too inconsistent to challenge Novak again. Still way too inconsistent to win slams again. Because he doesn’t understand WHY he’s so inconsistent. So he can’t fix it. Because he doesn’t have a REAL coach. He has his uncle, who’s an honorary coach, a nominal coach, a coach in name only.

    • Fantastic. You said it all, MIROMO, you said it all.
      Rafa is now a certified B-level player and it will take a miracle from Heaven for him to successfully challenge Djokovic in the future.

      Like I’ve said severally, Rafa is highly unlikely to win the FO again (well, except a mighty miracle happens, like the parting of the Red Sea into two for Moses’ Israelites to pass through.

      The magic has left the Magician.

      If Rafa is not willing to change his game nor replace Uncle Toni, then why cant he simply retire to a quiet life in Malloraca, marry Xisca, have beautiful kids (to tell the story of ONCE UPON A NADAL) and run his Tennis Academy. That way, he’d be able to save his legacy from further destruction by Djokovic & co. As it is, even without yet winning a FO title, Djokovic is already been tipped as the most likely GOAT. And this will become more of a reality should Djokovic go on and win the Djokoslam this year!

      At best, Rafa will be remembered as the King of Clay. Not bad anyway.

  2. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 : ) : ) : ) 🙂 : ) : ) : ) Congratulations on your beautiful swift victory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Great match & you are so good at tie breaks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART & enjoy everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )
    Lots of love & happiness and have a very nice night! : )

  3. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Rafa just beautifully won the 1st set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Great work sweetheart!!!!!!!!! VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are playing beautifully with amazing shots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO………….GO……….GO…………..

  4. Rafa 3- 0 up in tie break and now it’s 3 – 3.
    This is too bad!! Too bad!!
    Where are the sweet talkers here – Lizzy Howard, Fan Love and Maria and Connie???
    Where are the Rafanatics who will never say the truth when it matters most?

    Where r they? Now see what has become of Rafa!

  5. Now the 1st set has gone into tie break!
    And to think that Rafa was 4- 1 up earlier, not against Federer, Murray, Stan but against Paulo Lorenzi??? I cant believe this!!!!!

    THIS IS SO DISGRACEFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. So sad. Rafa Nadal is struggling against 34 year old journey man like Paulo Lorenzi!!!
    Rafa was 4-1 up and now it’s 4-4 and 6-5 1st set. How are the mighty fallen???

    I wont be surprised if Lorenzi takes him out in straights.


  7. We’ve seen this movie before. Rafa’s downward spiral continues. With no end in sight.

  8. Ola & VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Very happy for you……. it is exciting to see you play & CONGRATULATIONS for everything & have a beautiful day !!!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 : ) : ) Your solid Tennis is beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) That was an awesome creative match yesterday !!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) I love your net wisdom & instinctive reach!!!!!!!!!!! : ) AMAZING!!!!!!! : ) : ) We love your speed & great sharp SERVE & your strong powerful shots from ANYWHERE in the court!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 You have such an instinct for clay game that is unique & brilliant!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) The way you move gracefully & hit those great returns is stunning!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS DEAR RAFA & GOD BLESS YOU SWEETHEART !!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Have lots & lots of fun playing & enjoying each point !!!!!! It will be a fantastic match for you !!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 Have a nice time & enjoy your court wisdom & beautiful Tennis !!!!!!!! 🙂 : ) : ) Lots of love & happiness & VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  9. Good luck Rafa. I just want you to be happy with how you play. Millions of people are with you. I adore you. You are one class act. You’ve got this. Vamos

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