Monte Carlo Masters R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Alexander Zverev?

On Thursday, nine-time champion Rafael Nadal will face Alexander Zverev in the third round of the 2017 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

Date: April 20, 2017

Match time: Around  2 PM local time / 8 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal /  1 PM BST – United Kingdom / 2 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 10 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa leads Zverev 2-0 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series, but the 19-year-old German has pushed him to the brink in both of their meetings.

Rafa is 20-5 on the season, which includes runner-up finishes at the Australian Open (l. to Federer), the Abierto Mexicano Telcel (l. to Querrey) and the Miami Open presented by Itau (l. to Federer).


Source: ATP World Tour


  1. C’mon dear Rafa. – Nail this one plz. 😘❤️🍀 Do your very best 🐂👑🇪🇸

    VAMOOOS CHAMP!! 🎾💪🏼😘

  2. NOw Stan is gone too.
    There is almost no-one in the top half of the draw (who is a real contender) and Rafa, Djok, Thiem and Zverev in the bottom.

    I hate it when that happens!

    • Wow is all I can say. I only hope that Andy didn’t pull a Rafa number; coming back too quickly after an injury. I am surprised by both of these early loses.


  3. Rafa, you better win this. Otherwise Serena may tease you with her eight-weeks-pregnant AO win.


  4. Oh CRIKEY ! Could Stan the Man be taking the same route as Andy. It’s not looking good at the moment .

  5. Margo, there’s no need to get aggressive! Just asking you for clarification. To use the word evil is over the top!!! Re-read your post and you’ll understand where I’m coming from. It’s all about HOW you word things. If anyone wants to read about Serena, it’s out there. We don’t have to rely on your interpretation of the news. Incidentally, the news of her pregnancy was released yesterday. You said that you forgot Serena was engaged. Funny, because it made headline news. Ok fine. End of story. Bring on Rafa!!!

    • Well, I beg to differ. I have commented on any number of things and have been asked for more information. Supplying information is not “interpretation.” Sorry you don’t know the difference.


  6. I would love to see Rafa back at number , but Andy has worked hard for that spot and deserves to be there .

  7. Andy gone. Not surprised, he’s a place holder #1.

    Watching the end of that match I was struck by how deep both men’s shots were compared to Rafa’s. I watch court penetration like a hawk–beleive me, it’s probably the biggest single factor in winning points.

    Nervous for Rafa today. I don’t know how good Zverev is on clay. I’ll find out sooner. The sun is shining and that’s good for Rafa.
    I noticed yesterday that he started losing when it cold cloudy and cold. Though truthfully, that was not the reason. But there is something going on with Rafa and the sun. The bounce is higher, he feels more energy.

  8. Rafa, if Serena can win the AO while four months pregnant, a healthy you can win MC.



      • Thanks for the catch. She was about eight weeks pregnant when she won the AO.

        RAFA ROCKS

    • Technically, I saw two weeks pregnant when she won (on

      This probably means we won’t see her play again.
      But if she wanted a child, time was running out.

      • She plans to return in 2018. Reports are that she may return to number one status soon as Kerber purportedly is having trouble holding on to the spot.

        RAFA ROCKS

  9. Good luck today Rafa , although you are going to need more than that against Zverev. I believe you can do it , you just have to stop doubting yourself , Zverev will be having no such thoughts​ and it could be that which makes the difference. The top seeds are certainly being tested this week, Andy has just been knocked out , Rafa make sure you don’t succumb to the same fate.

  10. Great news for Serena, mum to be. What are you implying Margo? Anyone interested in Serena will know that the father is Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and the man she has been engaged to since December. At the moment the spotlight is on Serena, the great champ she is, and rightly so! My focus today is on Rafa. So go out and get the win Rafa 😀

    • What, exactly, are you implying, Lorna? Tell us.

      I have no idea who the father is or if she married. I DON’T FOLLOW HER. I follow Rafa. I only found out about her pregnancy because, as I stated, it was in this morning’s news and I know that RNF has posted pics of her with Rafa. To avoid having anyone ask me about marriage or who the dad is, I stated there was no mention.

      And, I actually did forget about her engagement.

      There are some really evil thinking people here.

  11. This morning’s news has Rafa’s good buddy, Serena, as being pregnant. No mention of a marriage, or who the dad is [in case you’re wondering]. I wish her the best.


  12. I unfortunately predict Zverev to win in 2 relatively easy sets. Rafa is in mental help mode again (what is new) and goes for the King of Shortball award 2017.

  13. Their matches have all gone the distance. Rafa must try to keep this one short, in a winning way of course! Good luck!

  14. Good morning. I’m eagerly anticipating Rafa’s next encounter. Zverev is a big fit guy. Big serve, big forehand, terrific backhand. He wiped the floor with Seppi and Lopez. Rafa definitely has to trust himself and play smart, accurate tennis and try to out manoeuvre his opponent. Rafa, you must serve well and hit deep. Muscle tennis isn’t going to get the job done. Good luck, Rafa. You can do it. You WILL do it!!!!

  15. Must watch this although the thought is making me nervous . Good luck just get it over with quickly !! Easier said than done sadly xx

  16. Rafa, bring on your A game because you’ve got an extra tough opponent today. PLEASE..focus, focus, and fight the hardest you’ve ever fought.



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