Madrid Open Semifinals: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Andy Murray?

On Saturday, Rafael Nadal will play his semi-final match at the Mutua Madrid Open against defending champion Andy Murray, who beat Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-3.

Rafael Nadal, from Spain, celebrates after winning his match against Joao Sousa, from Portugal, during a Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 6, 2016. Nadal won 6-0, 4-6 and 6-3. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Rafael Nadal, from Spain, celebrates after winning his match against Joao Sousa, from Portugal, during a Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 6, 2016. Nadal won 6-0, 4-6 and 6-3. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Date: May 7, 2016

Match time: Not before 1 PM local time / 7 AM  EDT –  New York, Montreal / Noon BST – United Kingdom / 1 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Watch online: 3pmstream

Rafa on playing Andy:

We know each other very well. It’s a question of playing my best, and if I am playing my best, I hope to have my chances. If not, it will be almost impossible.

Andy played the semi-finals in Monte-Carlo winning good matches, and was close to beating me in the semi-finals. Last year he won here, so he knows how to play very well here. That’s a great level that he’s playing.

He’s a player that can win against everybody. I know it’s going to be a very hard match for me, but I am going to be fighting.

Rafa is 17-6 against Andy overall and 7-1 against Andy on clay, with his only loss coming in the final of last year’s Madrid Masters. 

Their only meeting so far this season came a few weeks ago in the semifinals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, which Rafa won in three sets.

Here are the matches Rafa and Andy have played against each other:

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Source: ATP World Tour

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8 thoughts on “Madrid Open Semifinals: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Andy Murray?

  1. Mac

    Rafa needs to be aggressive from the start! No point starting slowly, going down a set then working your way back up. No sir! Good luck Vamos and all that Rafa, get it done!

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  2. Gen

    I haven’t seen the match but based on what RAFA said; the wet conditions impacted his game, the balls were heavier and were not hurting Sousa.

    If it rains tomorrow, Andy is NOT going to waiver because he said he enjoyed playing under the roof and it was comfortable for him.

    Let’s see what RAFA comes up with, I’m still choosing RAFA to be in the finals because he is hungry and mentally tough again.

    RAFA fan forever.

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  3. canaDiana

    Whether with the roof on or off, it has been said that at this level of tennis, the player who wants the win more will find the way to win. Be fierce, Rafael, there is only one way to beat Murray. The trophy awaits!🏆🏆🏆👑👑👑💪💪💪❤️

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  4. Rafa is my favourite player and Andy second and they are very good friends but he will have a very touch match for this semi final but I am sure he knows this and just need to play with confidence and keep his mind on the job and not think about who he is playing and just keep fighting fighting fighting as he has been doing so over the last few weeks
    So go Rafa go and win this you know you can do this

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