Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem will be going head-to-head for the fourth time in their careers when they battle for the Barcelona Open title on Sunday.
Date: April 30, 2017
Match time: 4 PM local time / 10 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 3 PM BST – United Kingdom / 4 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / midnight AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on playing Thiem:
It’s not a surprise that Dominic is in the final. He is one of the best in the world, and he loves clay. At the beginning of the tournament, he was already one of the main favourites to be in the final.
He is a player with a lot of power. He imposes a lot on his shots, and if you let him be comfortable, it’s almost impossible to stop him. It’s going to be a difficult match, the type of match where either you play great or you won’t win.
Rafa leads their head-to-head 2-1 overall.
|2016||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
|Outdoor Clay||R16||Rafael Nadal|
|Outdoor Clay||SF||Dominic Thiem|
|Outdoor Clay||R64||Rafael Nadal|
Rafa, who will be playing in his 106th career final, has won Barcelona crowns in 2005-09, 2011-13 and 2016. He is 19-1 in his past 20 sets. He’s yet to drop a set this week in Barcelona. He will go for his 71st tour-level title and his 51st clay-court crown.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour