Australian Open SF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Grigor Dimitrov?

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against against Canada's Milos Raonic during their men's singles quarter-final match on day ten of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 25, 2017. / AFP / WILLIAM WEST / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Jan. 24, 2017 - Source: AFP)
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On Friday, Rafael Nadal will play Bulgarian 15th seed Grigor Dimitrov in the semifinal at the 2017 Australian Open.

Date: January 27, 2017

Match time: Not before 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 facing Dimitrov:

He’s a player that has an unbelievable talent, unbelievable potential. He started the season playing unbelievable.

It’s going to be a very tough match for me. I hope for him, too. I’m going to try to play my best because I know he’s playing with high confidence.

This will be the ninth time that Rafa and Grigor meet. Our champ leads the H2H record 7-1. The lone win for Grigor occurred in their last match at Beijing last October.



  1. Maria( Siberia) , you said it would all be over in 4 sets we are now in the 5th . Didn’t your great friend Notradamas predct the world would end in 2012 and hey we are still here.

  2. Come on Rafa, you can still do this. The Jaffa cakes have come out now and I don’t even like them

  3. Still hoping for Rafa to find his form in this 5th. Both players look tired and D. relies on his big serve. If there is justice in this world, this one goes to Rafa.

  4. The 5th set would end in 6 – 3 in favour of ………well, read my prediction.

    So sad.

    But as always, we’d see………

  5. You’re a bigger person than me Susie , I’m flicking the channel back and fourth .Did you notice my apostrophe ?

    • I’m sure my blood pressure is off the charts!! I cannot sleep while Rafa is playing so I’m up watching it again! What a grueling match…I want to keep my faith in Rafa, but this could go either way! My God Grigor is not going away! Be careful Maria (England) take deep breath’s…it’s going into the 5th!

  6. WTF is wrong with Rafa. Now he’ll lose the 5th too.
    Seems like Raonic match was completely an illusion. We thought Rafa was back but still not the same old Rafa. He would’ve finished this in 3.

  7. ci…….ci….ci…. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) 🙂 BEAUTIFUL TENNIS anad leading 2 SETS to 1 ……. YEH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  8. We have to remember that Rafa never has a walk in the park… I’m sure he has set some type of records for the longest grueling matches. He Himself has said that he is a player that wins when not playing his best tennis! I’m a coward and turned it off…will hope to awaken to Rafa holding his arms up in victory! Grigor is ready to break through… Just hope it not today! Vamooos Rafa !

  9. I have all along predicted that Grigor Dimitrov will win the 2017 AO and it is now beginning to unfold. He win certainly defeat our good old Rafa in 4 sets.

    It’s sad, but that’s the reality when Rafa refused for so long to add to his coaching crew.
    I told you so!!!

  10. BEAUTIFUL PLAYING SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ): ) : ) Breaking aggressively and leading 3:2 2nd set and ready to serve next!!!!! : ) : ) : ) LETS GO RAFA LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ): ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!! : )

  11. After a great start, set 2 is gone. Please turn this around already!! Dimitrov is not good enough to beat Fed, Rafa has to do it, beat them both.

  12. THAT RELIABLE GREAT SERVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) He did it!!!: ) it is 5:5 and VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) BY THE WAY, it seems D coach uses his glancing at his watch as a non verbal advice for D….. he has been doing it all along…. GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : )

  13. Can Toni and Carlos act and tell Rafa to step closer even on the 1st serve return. Grigor is getting to many angles on his 1st serve!

    Come on RAFA! Vamos!

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