Australian Open QF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Milos Raonic?

On Wednesday, Rafael Nadal will play his quarter-final match at the Australian Open against the big-serving Canadian third seed Milos Raonic, who won the pair’s last meeting in Brisbane earlier this month.

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point in his fourth round match against Gael Monfils of France on day eight of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Jan. 22, 2017 - Source: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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Date: January 25, 2017

Match time: 7.30 PM local time (Melbourne) / 3.30 AM EST –  New York, Montreal / 8.30 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 9.30 AM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa on playing Milos Raonic:

I think going to be a tough match for me, for sure. Hopefully for him, too. In Brisbane he beat me. But at the same time is true that I have been close. A set up and important break point that I had passing shot, no?

Is tough. He’s an opponent that make you feel that you’re playing with a lot of pressure all the time because his serve is huge and he’s playing very aggressive from the baseline. So going to be a very tough match, no?

But I hope to be ready for it. I need to be very focused with my serve and play aggressive. If I am not playing aggressive, then I am dead, because he plays aggressive.

  • Rafa is bidding to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since he won the title at 2014 Roland Garros.
  • He is bidding to reach his 5th Australian Open semifinal and move into joint-7th position on the table for most appearances in the last 4 here in the Open Era.
  • He is bidding to reach his 24th Grand Slam semifinal and close the gap on Andre Agassi in 5th place for the most Grand Slam semifinal appearances in the Open Era.
  • Rafa is bidding to record his 50th Australian Open match-win and become the 4th man in the Open Era to record 50 Australian Open match-wins after Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Stefan Edberg.
  • The Australian Open is Rafa’s 2nd most successful Grand Slam in terms of match-wins, but his least successful in terms of titles won and semifinals reached.
  • Rafa is bidding to reach his 24th Grand Slam semifinal. He has a 23-6 win-loss record in quarterfinals at the majors – but 4 of his 6 losses in the last 8 have come at Melbourne Park. He has a 4-4 win-loss record in the last 8 here, compared to 9-1 at Roland Garros, 5-0 at Wimbledon and 5-1 at the US Open.
  • If he wins on Wednesday Rafa is projected to rise to No. 6 in the ATP rankings – unless either David Goffin or Grigor Dimitrov go on to win the title here, when he would be No. 7. If Rafa wins the title in Melbourne, he will rise to No. 4. (Stats via ITF tennis)

This marks the ninth time that Rafa and Milos will meet on the professional tour. Overall our champ leads the head to head 6-2. 

Rafa is bidding to win his 2nd Australian Open title and become the first man in the Open Era – and only the 3rd man in history – to win each of the 4 Grand Slam titles twice. Roy Emerson and Rod Laver are the only players to have won each Grand Slam on two or more occasions.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

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36 thoughts on “Australian Open QF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Milos Raonic?

  1. Margo

    Rafa, straight-sets win.

    CONGRATULATIONS RAFA!!!!👏👏👏👏👍👍👍👍🎾🎾🎾🎾👍👍👍👏👏💪💪💪💪💪
    Told ‘ya Mary is your good luck charm. I know she is very happy for you. Today was your day, again. Off to the semifinal.😘😘😘😘🎾🎾🎾

    RAFA ROCKS

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  2. OLA OLA OLA OLA AND VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BRILLIANT MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) A point at a time a match at a time and there , bright and strong you are winning with your fantastic determination and skill and effort and beauty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 : ) Loved all your outstanding RETURNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Loved your sharp and clean SERVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Aces and ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) You directed and commanded the entire match!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KUDOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Side to side leading 3 wonderful SETS!!!!!!!! : ) Your classy play with such grace and all round fantastic TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) So much fun to see your return aim and focus and power and speed and serve …….God bless you sweetheart and enjoy your excellent victory!!!!!! : ) We are very happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Have a beautiful evening and enjoy everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) Good night and sweet dreams !!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) I like the umpire! Naturally, she should have given R a warning as well. He took his sweet time preparing to serve a number of time way pass 20 seconds…..but over all , she was solid and professional and it was nice to see her doing a good job! : ) Lots of love & happiness dear Rafa and have extra massage and stretching and ample rest !!!!!! : ) You are grooving and gliding and sliding and that is brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

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  3. Maria (England)

    Rafa you are pure magic. I think Maria is your lucky charm not a wild card. If only she had come to Australia with you more often ,who knows what the outcome would have been hehe 😀

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  4. Maria (England)

    Wow Rafa! You are killing it , keep going . I’m still holding out for a Rafa/Roger final . John McEnroe is putting his money on Roger to win the AO , John ” you can not be serious man” it has to be Rafa😀

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  5. We LOVE YOU RAFA NADAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 😉 : ) : ) : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ):) : ) You ARE something special!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS ON WINNING 2 OUTSTANDING SETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE SO INCREDIBLY GOOD AT TIE BREAKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE THE STRONGER PLAYER & THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) KEEP GOING SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) PLEASE MOVE AROUND AND DISTRACT HIS SERVING …… GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

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  6. BEAUTIFUL TENNIS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Great 1st SET and you are playing fantastic swift & sharp winning the 1st SET 6:4 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Keep going dear Rafa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) We love you and love your bright TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) 🙂 : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

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