Two-time Acapulco champion Rafael Nadal will play Sam Querrey (world No. 40) in Saturday’s final. The American defeated sixth seed Nick Kyrgios 3-6, 6-1, 7-5.
A win would gave Rafa his first hard-court title since the Qatar Open in January 2014.
Date: March 4, 2017
Match time: Not before 9 PM local time / 10 PM EST – New York, Montreal / Sunday 3 AM United Kingdom / Sunday 4 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Sunday 2 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on playing Querrey:
Sam is playing great, beating Goffin and Thiem. He’ll be coming into the match with a lot of confidence.
Querrey on playing Rafa:
It does not get any easier tomorrow, it will be the toughest test. I played great today, but I need to play even better tomorrow to beat Nadal.
Rafa has dominated his FedEx ATP Head2Head with Querrey 4-0, including a win last May at the Mutua Madrid Open.
|2016||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid
|Outdoor Clay||R16||Rafael Nadal|
|2008||ESP vs. USA WG SF
675 64 63 64
|Outdoor Hard||R16||Rafael Nadal|
|2006||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati
|Outdoor Hard||R64||Rafael Nadal|
- Rafa is bidding to become 5th player with 70+ ATP World Tour titles (Connors 109, Lendl 94, Federer 89, McEnroe 77)
- He played 29 hard-court tournaments and 5 hard-court finals since last hard-court title at 2014 Doha
- He owns 59-8 lifetime record against American opponents with 16 straight wins since 2011 Cincinnati QF (l. to Fish)
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour