On Thursday, seven-time champion Rafael Nadal will face the big-serving Nick Kyrgios (No. 20) in the third round of the Italian Open. The young Aussie won almost 80 per cent of his first-serve points and hit six aces to beat Canadian Milos Raonic 7-6(5), 6-3 earlier today.
Date: May 12, 2016
Match time: Not before 3.30 PM local time / 9.30 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 2.30 PM BST – United Kingdom / 3.30 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 11.30 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
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Rafa on playing Kyrgios:
He is an amazing player. He has all the shots. It’s going to be very difficult for me against him.
Rafa and Kyrgios have played just once, and Kyrgios won that match in the 2014 Wimbledon. The match was decided in four sets, which included two tiebreaks. This will obviously be the first time these two meet on clay court.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
So happy for his win today!
You made my day!
Djoko is next! You can beat him too!
Ha! No third set tiebreak Nick. Rafa gotcha!
Kyrgios won first set on a tiebreak 7 to 6 Nadal
Nadal won second set 6-2
Third set: Nadal 4, Nick 3 (another tiebreak?)
Federer, Ferrer and Wawrinka are out.
YES go get him Rafa 😊😘 You can do it champ. Believe in it – I know I do 🎾💪😃🇪🇸
VAMOS Rafa 💖🍀👑
Match has just started. Hope it gets better or else can’t watch. Too nervous!
Rafa, there is only one winner . Rafa wins always.all the best
You have to win. Why?because you are tennis, the king
Vamos Rafa; “do what you need to do and pull out all the stops”:-)
Congratulations and keep up a fierce attitude. You have faced greater opponents
than Kyrios, and you won! Good luck👑🏆💪💪🏆👑💪🏆❤️
3pmstream link is not working. I m not able to watch live streaming since yesterday. Need help. All the best Rafa against Nick!!
Dear Rafa, the best of luck tomorrow against Nick. I hope you play your very best tennis in all areas. Stay healthy and confident. God bless you. Love, Marylynn
Attack the 2 nd serve when it is posisble
Rafa I am barracking for you against Nick,
and I am from Australia.
I pray you do VERRRRRRRRRY well indeed,
Love and Prayers,
So we are there as expected
I didnt seen Ur uesterday match but scoreline looks good
yes it required to serve good but Rafa i want u to play this match more tactically with shots selection
drop shots., slice, …body serves, serving on good positions and of course the most great thing to generate high shoulder/chest spinning bounce
A very best luck for the match
YesRafa,you are right. You either play well and win (always these stupid questions) or you dont. So, all the best for you and enjoy the game. Vamos Rafa!
ALL THE BEST RAFA
Good luck and Vamos Rafa!!!
When will these interviewers learn that Rafa will not fall into their trap. After his win today Rafa was asked his thoughts about Kyrgios because he plays very flashy and emotional. Rafa responded that he has said before, you either play well or you don’t, it’s that simple. He was emphatic. He also praised Kyrgios as one of the best players, today. Rafa is just too cool.
I hope he gets to do a lot of fist pumping mañana against Nick.
C’mon Rafa. Show Nick what you can do, the damage you will inflick upon him. Try to do it in two sets. If you do it in three I’ll still luv ya!
About 8 hours before Kyrgios catches a flight back to Australia I imagine. Bring the intensity Rafa… no messing around. This kid is hungry! Bring him some pain and make him suffer! Cause him to reevaluate his life!
Oh what the heck… just don’t drop your serve Rafa. Good luck!
Agreed! Hope for the best tomorrow. It will be very difficult tho….
Remember who you are!!!!
Agreed with you that Rafa must remember who he is. Rafa is not only a great player but a great fighter who never says die and fights to the end. Rafa all your ardent loyal fans are with you all the way. Just forget who is at the other end and play as if you have nothing to lose. Relax and enjoy playing your tennis. We know it’s easier said than done. Nevertheless we your fans know you can do it if you put your mind to it. Be calm and mentally strong. Vamos Rafa!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go go go Rafa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!