On Friday, Rafael Nadal will play third-seeded Marin Cilic in the semifinal at the 2017 Mexican Open. The Croatian advanced to the final four without hitting a ball as scheduled opponent Steve Johnson was forced to withdraw with ankle injury.
Date: March 3, 2017
Match time: Not before 6 PM local time / 7 PM EST – New York, Montreal / midnight – United Kingdom / Saturday 1 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Saturday 11 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on facing Marin:
He’s one of the toughest rivals in the world, he has a great serve and is very aggressive. I will have to play so much better than today if I want to have a shot.
It’s a big match. I hope to be prepared for it. (via AP)
The two-time tournament champion leads the series against Marin 3-1, but they haven’t played since the Basel quarterfinals in 2015, when Rafa won 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
|Indoor Hard||QF||Rafael Nadal|
|2011||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
|Outdoor Clay||QF||Rafael Nadal|
|Outdoor Hard||R16||Rafael Nadal|
|Outdoor Hard||SF||Marin Cilic|
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!