On Wednesday, Rafael Nadal will face No. 9 seed Roger Federer in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. It will be their 36th meeting, the second of 2017 – just six weeks after their five-set battle in the Australian Open final.
Match time: Not before 5 PM local time / 8 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / midnight GMT – United Kingdom / Thursday 1 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Thursday 11 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on Federer:
He has the talent to do very difficult things that look easy. He’s able to take the ball very early. Serve and first shot, he creates a lot of winners with that, the two first shots.
Rafa leads the overall head to head 23-12.
Federer has never defeated Rafa in three straight meetings. He won their last two meetings in 2015 Swiss Indoors and 2017 Australian Open finals.
Here are all the matches they have played against each other:
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour