Shanghai Masters R2: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Viktor Troicki?

On Wednesday, fourth seed Rafael Nadal will open his Shanghai Masters campaign against Viktor Troicki, who claimed an opening-round win over qualifier Lukas Rosol 6-2, 6-4.

Photo: Shanghai Rolex Masters
Photo: Shanghai Rolex Masters

Date: October 12, 2016

Match time: Not before 6 PM local time / 6 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 11 AM BST – United Kingdom / Noon  CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Our champ has an unbeaten 5-0 record against 31st-ranked Troicki. They haven’t met on hard courts since 2010 when the Serbian player won his first and only set from Rafa.

Rafa has posted a very solid 39-13 record in 2016 and won two singles tournaments—the Barcelona Open and the Monte-Carlo Masters.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Source: ATP World Tour

56 comments

  1. I agree with Maria – rafa needs to think about things and there really is not much else to say….

  2. Lily , there are 8 places for London and at present Rafa is at number 7 , he is under threat by Thomas Berdych, Marin Cilic and David Goffin. Luckily Berdych and Marin have also been knocked out this week so I think it all depends how well they all play in the next two tournaments. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope Rafa can pull something out the bag

  3. And the beat goes on. Troicki had quite a tough draw, but he made quick work of his opponents so far. As for Nadal, I think it would be very wise to end his career. I wish he would win many more slams, but it really will not happen. He does not enjoy playing clearly. So quit already. For yourself, for your incompetent staff, for your family, for your fans.

  4. Aww so sad. Rafa has so many fans that are as passionate as we are on this site! They kept showing these two young ladies and one was actually sobbing, I don’t know how long Rafa can take all these defeats. Guess he doesn’t want to try adding a new voice to his camp. Love you Rafa!

    • Next is Basel. He is still seven. We have to wait out each tournament to figure out the rankings for the World Tour.

      RAFA BREAKS MY HEART YET AGAIN

      • I don’t believe in Basel anymore. In the presser he said: “I cannot say now what I gonna do during the next month. I’m not sure about my calendar” and: “Sometimes the solution is practice and stop and have a process of Training. And maybe that’s an opportunity to do it”.
        (I’m heartbroken).

      • Training and practice is all he ever does. It’s not working. I hope he finds a solution.

        RAFA ROCKS

  5. Dont know how the opponents who never won against rafa started to play so good
    serving so good …
    and next match they will.play so poorly
    i mean its happening for lot of times now

    • Ashish, stop fooling yourself. These opponents do not play that great. Those incredible serves are taken care of easily by Murray, Djoko, Federer and many more top 20 players. Rafa, who does not read the serves, is insecure and playing cowardly, makes his opponents look great. All these guys are hard hitting tennis pro’s. When they face a scared opponent, they should be, and in many case are indeed, ready to roll them. And that is what happens each time. Stop believing that the 20+ guys who nowadays beat Nadal are playing the matches of their lives. They are not. They’re just playing an out of form, out of shape mental wreck.

  6. dont know why but rafa was not there in 1set
    then picked up well in 2 nd set but still missing the power on his shots as he did in china open
    but rafa play like the china open please u played so great there
    it will take some time to get there but u will get there so practice well and look out on ur returns please

    the fact is, in early days rafa had won more than half of his carrer matches in locker room because of his fear of play to his opponent

    now he had not so good one two years so the opponents started building to feel that they can beat nadal
    it’s just the mentality

    Don’t know eventually the opponent serves get so good his placement becames so good
    i mean u cannot do much with that
    and it is getting on and on on…. and now with many players
    so its just the mentality point of view

    So rafa needs to get out of this position and for this he need to win grandsLam

    i had little feeling that rafa again having confidence problem with china open loss
    he was playing so good in china and he must contiue to do
    just now need tonpratice hard with some worknon areas rafa knows very well

    See u in basel

    Vamos rafa

  7. DEAR RAFA, JUST WANT TO SAY. PLEASE , TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. STAY HEALTHY.

    ALL YOUR FANS LOVE YOU SO MUCH. YOU NEED SOME TIME TO REST.

    LOVE YOU ALWAYS❤💘💗💕💚💔💜💙💓💟💖💞😙

  8. OLA DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 : ) : ) You had some beautiful shots and it was a good match….much closer than score shows…..you brought lots of smiles to the Chinese crowd!!!!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 Enjoy your time off between tours ….there is always another opportunity!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 It was lots of fun seeing you play strong and we love you!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART & lots of love & happiness!!!!! : ) : ) : )

  9. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 : ) : ) : ) : ) Rafa you just played a beautiful 1st opening serve game 1st set…..: ) : ) : ) Great shots accuracy from Right & Left side of the court!!!!! : ) : ) : ) 🙂 VAMOS SWEETHEART !!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  10. Rafa just may be able to hold his seventh place spot for the World Tour. Thiem, at number eight had a chance to displace Rafa, but he pulled out of Shanghai. Berdych may wind up being number eight. Good for Rafa, good for the Tour.

    RAFA ROCKS SHANGHAI

      • I doubt he reads this. As he said, he loves playing tennis but not the other things he has to endure as a tennis star (paraphrase). Fans haven’t said anything different from what the media has put out there.

      • I just woke up to your comment, the checked the score to find Rafa is out of Shanghai. I am speechless!

  11. Wow Rafa looks so handsome in this shirt! Who took this pic of him? He even cannot go mail a letter out without being noticed and photographed? :))))))

    • I was thinking the same thing! What a great shade of blue. It is a given that Rafa looks good in anything, but bright colors are the best.

  12. Rafa you are looking fresh and ready to go in the Shanghai Masters.

    SO go go go

    Have a great tournament,

    Love and prayers,

    AlaineXXSydneyXXAustraliaXX

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