Italian Open R2: When does Rafael Nadal play against Nicolas Almagro in Rome?

Seven-time Rome Masters champion Rafael Nadal starts his bid for a eighth title as he takes on the fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro on Wednesday.

Rafa is 15-0 in matches and 30-2 in sets on clay this season.

Barbara Crimaudo / Italian Open

Date: May 17, 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’s last title at the Foro Italico came in 2013, but he dominated so far the clay courts in 2017 and has lifted three straight trophies in Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, and Madrid.

Our champ holds a 14-1 record in the head-to-head series against Almagro. The record includes a 10-1 clay court record. 



  1. Susie, I was interested that you have been to Wimbledon, I have not been since I have lived in Paris, I have heard it is difficult to get tickets now. In 2008 you saw Rafa winning, his dream he said when he was 16 , was it a match in the first week, we often watch the highlights of that epic final 😀👑can you remember which player it was against ? In 2011 we were disappointed he did not defend his title losing to Rosol. I saw him close up in Paris Bercy in 2015 and then he took his revenge against Rosol, won in 2 sets. 😁It is a good place to see players as there are plenty of free seats and cheaper than Roland Garros. In 2012 Wimbledon final shame it was Novak, Rafa should have won the title twice more. 2013 and 2014 also fell out soon, it is always a shame when they lose to players much lower down in the ranking but these things happen. Aus Open in Jan of course prayed for him to add just one more to make it even , two, then leave it to the others. In the Manacor Noticias on the Internet they said Sunday the final in Madrid on TV there was no one in the street in Manacor, all watching their local celebrity .😃👑 Fiona in Paris

    • Correction, I looked it up, it was 2011 the Wimbledon final with Novak and 2012 with Rosol. Rafa has just won his match in Rome against Jack Sock, vamos Rafa !😃 Fiona in Paris

  2. It’s unfortunate that the match had to end so early with Almagro being injured. On the other hand, Rafa will be glad for the rest before his next encounter. Go Rafa!!!

  3. May you take home the trophy. Been praying for you everytime you have match. I’d love to see you playing and winning. VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and may God continuously smile on you. Cheers 🙂 🙂

  4. Rafa all the best for today’s game against Nicholas Amalgro,

    and all the other matches too.

    Love and prayers,]]


  5. Have a Gr8 match tomorrow Rafa. So very happy to see you in your element and winning. I ask only for what you can give. What you already have given is AMAZING. Just go out there and enjoy yourself.


  6. Fiona, I’m green with envy , hope you get to see plenty of Rafa in the first week, ,and hopefully you will be able to get a ticket to see him in the final when he picks up the trophy for the tenth time ( fingers crossed)

  7. Delighted for Rafa in Madrid and before in Barcelona and Monte Carlo.😃👑 Let s hope he continues in Rome. Looking forward to Roland Garros, going twice in the first week. Fiona in Paris

    • Fiona that is excellent. I’m a great fan of watching tennis live. Do enjoy it and I really hope you get to see rafa. I was at Wimbledon during the 1st week in 2011 on no1 court watching a Roger match (very elegant live) then a novak match (very boring as he was very robotic so went to the shop) and I could hear rafa ‘grunting’ on centre Court defending his title and I so wished I was there. I didn’t get to see him that year but I did in 2008 (he was fantastic) so I am happy for that opportunity. I hope to see rafa if he plays the laver cup in Prague in sept and will be ecstatic if he plays but it’ll still be enjoyable if he doesn’t.

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