US Open R2: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Andreas Seppi?

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal  will continue his US Open campaign on Wednesday against Italian Andreas Seppi, ranked 87th in the world.

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Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Date: August 31, 2016

Match time: Rafa will play second in the night session’s featured match on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Approximately 8.30 PM EDT –  New York, Montreal / September 1 – 1.30 AM BST – United Kingdom / September 1 – 2.30 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / September 1 – 10.30 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa will take a 7-1 head-to-head advantage into his second round match against Seppi, who has not won a set against our champ since his upset win in 2008. Seppi is 8-77 lifetime against Top 10 opponents with eight straight losses.

Rafa is 38-5 in Grand Slam 2R (9-2 at US Open) and last time lost in this round at last year’s Wimbledon (l. to Brown). Last time he lost in 2R at US Open in 2004 (l. to Roddick).

Our champ has a 35-4 career record vs. Italians in tour level play, losing to Fognini three times, including last year at US Open 3R, and Seppi once.


Source: ATP World Tour


  1. Impressive match Rafa…looks like you are back to our old self! John Mac always says nice things about you and he was happy with your game! VAMOS RAFA! You are very beloved!

  2. What a difference in Rafas game compared to the first round 😆😅. He places his shots much better. He’s looking great out there, even if he’s still caughing. I am delighted, so far. (Now in the second sets roof break, Rafa moving around and smiling😆).
    This match i can really enjoy so far…😅. Vamos Rafa!

  3. Rafa in beast mode.. wow.. bagel to Seppi in set 1.. hope he continues this way and sends a message to all haters and doubters.. vamos!!
    Last time I saw rafa like this was when he spanked fed in 2014 sf.. b4 that I’ll fated final with stan… yes this is only Seppi.. but all his shots are in display.. and the serve..

  4. Getting a couple of hours sleep and setting the alarm to watch. Rafael. Looking forward to the match

  5. I can’t wait to see Rafa’s night kit tonight. Is looks very elegant. I hope that he gets a lot of fan support!

  6. Good luck Rafa in your match against Seppi ,I hope you are feeling better today and ready to move forward into the next round. I will have to record this match as it won’t be shown in the UK until Thursday at 1.30 am in the morning . Rafa make sure I wake up to good news👐💗

  7. Bon match et bonne chance à rafa pr ce match contre seppi 👍👍👍vamos rafa❤❤❤❤❤

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