Miami Open SF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Fabio Fognini?

On Friday, Rafael Nadal will play Italian Fabio Fognini in the semifinal at the 2017 Miami Open.

Date: March 31, 2017

Match time: 1 PM local time / 1 PM EDT –  New York, Montreal /  6 PM BST – United Kingdom / 7 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Saturday 9 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafael Nadal reacts during a match against Jack Sock at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 29, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Rafa on playing Fognini:

I know him very well and he knows me very well.

We played a few times and he’s beaten me a couple of times, too. It’s a tough match.

He’s playing well, so it will be a good challenge. I need to play my best, keep playing aggressive like I did today and hope to have my chances.

Rafa leads his FedEx ATP Head2Head with the Italian 7-3, but the pair has split their past six matches. Their previous encounter in Miami was a one-sided affair, with Nadal recording a swift 6-2, 6-2 win in their 2014 fourth-round clash.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

206 comments

  1. Vy, maria siberia usually (but not always) gets the outcome right but her scoring is not always correct. Once you get that, you can usually roll with her. Lol. Maria siberia – please have another look into Sundays result please – otherwise we will just have to see. Hmmm

    • Susie, not that I’m bragging or proud of it but more often than not I usually predict it right too. But of course the heart doesn’t always agree with the head, so being right has only pained me even more for quite many times. The latest, AO17, comes to mind… Still painful at merely mentioning abt it. 🙁

  2. Oh maria siberia – it’s great that you predict nick is gonna win tonight but I beg you – please have another look at your crystal ball and say that rafa will beat him on Sunday!!! You may have been mistaken due to too much mist perhaps?

  3. Vy too often have andy, Roger and novak had decent draws. It’s about time ever rafa had such luck.

    • Susie, even with Dimitrov, Raonic and Nishikori in I still believe Rafa would have gotten through them all. Nishikori and Raonic were still having injuries lingered on, and they still are. Dimitrov 2.0 hasn’t showed up since AO 17.

      Rafa always need tests. He of course would appreciate a favourable draw but all said and done the final is what matters the most. And his draw for the final now – Fed or Nick – couldn’t be tougher, don’t you think?

  4. Rafa, see you Sunday at the final. I thought today was Saturday. Too excited to think straight. Only you can rattle your fans like that.

    You, Toni, Francis, and Carlos work on the game plan to get you that trophy.👏🤗🎾🍀😘😊🍀🍀

  5. CI……CI…….Ci…..VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Congratulations on your Beautiful victory . !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) We love you for being so incredibly patient on the court!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Your TENNIS IS SO BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Short & Sweet & FANTASTIC WIN to the FINALS : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) ci….ci….ci…ci….Matador!!!!!!! VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Very happy for you !!!!!!!! : ) Have a beautiful evening sweetheart and enjoy your unbelievable Tennis with THE TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Enjoy celebrating your solid victory and enjoy YOUR FANTASTIC POWERFUL TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) LOVE YOUR STRENGTH AND LOVE YOUR WILL AND LOVE YOUR SPECIAL RAFA PASSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) NO ONE IS LIKE YOU DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) ci…..ci….ci…. YOU ARE IN A CLASS OF YOUR OWN WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL FEISTY RAFA BRILLIANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Sending lots of love & happiness and VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) 🙂

    • Rafa will lose to Krygios on Sunday, can’t you see? Have you not read my predictions and how accurate they have each come to pass????

      Am I the only here who is psychic???

      But as always, we;d see………………..hmmnnn

      • But you also predicted Fed would straight set Berdych, And what really happened is Fed was one point away from getting on his private plane for 3 times before Birdie eventually collapsed. Terrible crowd must have been proud.

        You have an analytical mind, Maria but come on! A psychic? Who would even believe that?

        Nick can beat Rafa, no doubt abt that. Doesn’t mean he’ll beat him for sure this time.

  6. Oh rafalite – very good. I’m hoping nick doesn’t go bananas tonight and keeps calm. Enough now as I don’t think I can do any more fruit!

    • One thing for sure , at midnight one will be turned into a pumpkin ( sorry couldn’t resist )

    • I’m a bit worried about Nick too as the wind will certainly affect him more than Fed.

      But he just needs to remember, he *wants* this. And of course don’t let the crowd get to him.

      Granted, the other half of the draw is way tougher when on this side Dimitrov, Raonic and Nishikori just faded and dropped.

      But also Fed’s had two matches handed to him by opponents crushing under pressure. PLUS he almost always has the home crowd advantage anywhere his mastery feet set on. That alone can never be overestimated enough.

      Prepare for a crazy match in the sense that the commies would have to look up the dictionary trying to find more superlatives LOL.

    • Nick will surely win in 3 sets, I’ve predicted it already!

      And he would go on to win the final.

  7. Congrats Rafa for getting to the final.

    🍀🍀🎾🎾💪🏻💪🏻🏆🏆🇪🇸🇪🇸

    Bye bye Foggy. Just what I thought. The 2015 episode is way way over. 👋🏻👋🏻

  8. Rafalite not at all. I was referring to you saying peachy when my heart was beating furiously as I thought it was all going pear shaped for us. Do you like my fruit reference? I can do it too. Lol. I’m so happy.

    • LOL I wasn’t worried. But I have had angina watching Rafa lose to Murray. That really dates me!
      Now my HR barely goes up when Rafa’s playing, but I did have to leave the room 5th set AO final.
      I knew he’d beat Fog.
      But Nick or Roger will be another story.
      Roger is already less good then he was a two weeks ago. Getting tired. Rafa is better than he was two weeks ago.
      And I do like your fruit references! Now i want a cherry on top for Sunday!

  9. Well done that man Rafael Nadal. 3rd final of the year and I would like to see him win this one. Then only Paris and Shanghai and he’s won them all. Who’s up for a midnight rendezvous?

  10. Well done Rafa!
    Who do we prefer Roger or Nick?
    Nick may be the more dangerous of the two; Roger is more in Rafa’s head at the moment.
    I am looking forward to tonight’s match a lot. Either way, I will be happy one of them got beat.
    Too bad both them couldn’t get beat.

    • Oh Rafalite, both of them will be beat. Tonight one will go down, and tomorrow Rafa will beat the other.

      KEEP THE FAITH

      RAFA ROCKS

      • I so hope you’re right.
        We haven’t had a title in 3 years!
        We’re entitled!

        Vamos!

  11. Great game Rafa, another year , another final in Miami . Pleaseeeeeeeeee make this the year where your fortunes change , don’t let it be a case of always the bridesmaids ,but never the bride. Good luck for Sunday

  12. Bravo Rafa! A good, solid performance. Starting fast and strong. Looking ahead to the final, let’s hope it’s windy as Rafa can cope with the wind but not so sure about Roger or Nick 😀😀😀

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