Rafael Nadal will face fellow Spaniard and No. 15 seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas in Sunday’s Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters final.
Date: April 23, 2017
Match time: 2:30 PM local time / 8:30 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 1:30 PM BST – United Kingdom / 2:30 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 10:30 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa leads World No. 24 Ramos-Vinolas 2-0 in their ATP Head2Head series, with victories at the 2013 and 2015 Barcelona Open.
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Rafa on playing Ramos-Vinolas:
He’s playing better than ever. He’s winning huge matches during the whole week. He’s playing with big confidence, with great spirit and fight, overcoming tough situations in every match and playing a high level of tennis all the time.
I know that I need to be at my best to keep having chances, to fight for another title here. That’s what I am looking for.
Should Rafa win the final, he will become the first man in the Open Era to win 10 titles in one tournament. The win tomorrow will also give Rafa his 50th clay court title, breaking his record of most clay court titles in the open era (he currently shares the record with Guillermo Vilas). [via Tennis Channel]
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour
i hope rafa plays his best tennis in the final. so far this year he played his worst match in the final. Like for example against sam querry in acapulco. He should not underestimate ramos vinolas he is in the final for a reason. He needs to be very agressive and serve well
Rafa all the VERY BEST for the final, and I know you always give it your best.
Love and prayers,
“Should Rafa win the final, he will become the first man in the Open Era to win 10 titles in one tournament.”
The first player, man or woman, in fact the THE FIRST SPORTSMAN EVER, to win a tournament ten times. 😊
Go for it. Vamos Rafa!
Carpe diem-you have suffered and toiled to reach this moment. Fight tough💪👑🏆
Go Rafa Go!! I hope tomorrow you win and you
Get that 10th title. I have watched and cheered you on every game you have ever played. Your a real Champion and I am So Happy you are back and Healthy😁
I hope you reach that milestone, Rafa.
I also hope if , (hopefully when ) , Rafa reaches that milestone the crowd gives him the respect he deserves. This should be a joyous day for him and a reward for all his dedication and hard work. He should not be penalised by a bad crowd reception for something that was no fault of his. There will be those vindictive people who will want to see his day spoiled.
I think it’s going to be ok. Rafa said sometimes the crowd doesn’t know what is actually going on. He also said when he qualified for the final spectators were whistling for him. He’ll be fine. If you are interested, there is a lengthy post-match interview posted by tennisworldusa.org. Interesting reading.
He must be excited about having central court [according to the article] named after him at the Barcelona 500. I know I am. What a great way to honor him.