On Thursday, four-time champion Rafael Nadal will face the big-serving American Sam Querrey (No. 37) in the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open. The San Francisco, Calif. native beat qualifier Lucas Pouille 6-7(5) 6-3, 6-4 earlier today.
Date: May 5, 2016
Match time: Not before 8 PM local time / 2 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / 7 PM BST – United Kingdom / 8 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Friday 4 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
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Rafa leads head-to-head series 3-0. Here are the matches our champ and Sam have played against each other:
|2008||ESP vs. USA WG SF
675 64 63 64
|Outdoor Hard||R16||Rafael Nadal||
62 57 762 63
|2006||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati
|Outdoor Hard||R64||Rafael Nadal||
675 62 63
Rafa is 23-6 on the season (15-2 on clay), highlighted by back-to-back ATP World Tour titles in recent weeks at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (d. Monfils) and the Barcelona Open BancSabadell (d. Nishikori).
Rafa has a 40-9 career record in Madrid, winning the title four times (2005, ’10, ’13-14) while reaching the final three other times (2009, ’11, ’15). Since 2009, he’s reached the final six of the last seven years (except ’12-3R).
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour