Madrid Open R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Sam Querrey?

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.

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns a ball to Andrey Kuznetsov, from Russia, during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Nadal won 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns a ball to Andrey Kuznetsov, from Russia, during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Nadal won 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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.

Watch online: 3pmstream

Rafa leads head-to-head series 3-0. Here are the matches our champ and Sam have played against each other:

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

12 comments

  1. I WAS TERRIFIED. Rafa was 0 to Sam’s 3 or 4 in the first set. I could not look any more. But I had to, and Rafa was miraculously 5 to Sam’s 4. I was thrilled.
    Rafa fooled me again. He got his mojo back and won the match.

    STOP TEASING ME RAFA!

    RAFA ROCKS!!!!

  2. All the very best vs Sam Querry. Should be a bit cooler at 8 pm. Hope you enjoy the match. Vamos!!

  3. Rafa, I pray you pray VERY well and that all goes well.

    Love and Prayers,

    AlaineXX

  4. all the best for tomorrow hope things go well l now you can win it your playing well vamos rafa.

  5. Good luck Rafa for game against Sam tomorrow just keep on playing how you have been playing recently and you can do this Every confidence in you !!!!
    VAMOS Rafa will are all there for you

  6. So Rafa last played Sam 8 years ago? Thats amazing.. Also he lost a set to him every time they have played.

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