Roland Garros Final: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Stan Wawrinka?

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka will meet in the Roland Garros final on Sunday afternoon.

It will be Rafa’s 22nd Grand Slam final overall, breaking a tie with Novak Djokovic for second behind Roger Federer’s 28.

If our champ wins the championship on Sunday, it’ll be his 15th at a major, breaking a tie with Pete Sampras for second behind Federer’s 18.

Rafa, who won the last of his French Opens in 2014, is bidding to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam.

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his semifinal tennis match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 9, 2017 in Paris (AFP Photo/FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT)

Date: June 11, 2017

Match time: 3 PM local time / 9 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 2 PM BST – United Kingdom / 3 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 11 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa on facing Stan:

I have been playing a great event. But Stan is playing unbelievable, no? It will be a super-hard final and I will need to play at my very best.

Stan on facing Rafa:

I think to play Rafa on clay in French Open in a final is probably the biggest challenge you can have in tennis. He’s the best player ever on clay. He’s going for his 10th Roland Garros, so it’s something really impressive, something tough.

It’s for sure going to be really difficult. But again, in the end of the day, it’s the final. The pressure is on both players. No one will go on the court thinking he has no pressure. We both want to win the title, and we both gonna give it all on the court.

  • The winner of today’s final will move up to No. 2, with the runner-up at No. 3, when the ATP rankings are updated on Monday 12 June.
  • Rafa is in 1st place on the list for the most Tour-level match-wins in 2017 (42-6). Thiem (34-13), Goffin (31-12).
  • Rafa is in 1st place on the list for most clay court wins in 2017 (23-1).
  • This is Rafa’s 22nd Grand Slam final. He has a 14-7 win-loss record in Grand Slam finals, going into today’s match.
  • Rafa is bidding to win his 53rd career clay court title at Roland Garros.
  • Rafa is through to the Roland Garros final without dropping a set for the 5th time in his career. He also reached the final here without dropping a set in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012. He went on to win the title without dropping a set in 2008 and 2010.
  • Rafa has played just 2 five-set matches at Roland Garros – he came back from 1-2 down to defeat John Isner in the 1st round in 2011 and also defeated Djokovic in 5 sets in the 2013 semifinals. He has a 19-9 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.
  • Rafa is the leading performer in Roland Garros history. He has a 78-2 win-loss record at Roland Garros, ahead of Federer (65-16), Djokovic (59-12) and Vilas (58-17).

Rafa has a 15-3 record against Wawrinka. Rafa has a 2-1 win-loss record against Wawrinka in Tour-level finals, with both of his 2 wins coming on clay. This is the 8th time the pair have met on clay. Rafa has a 6-1 win-loss record against Wawrinka on clay, with his only defeat coming at 2015 Rome-1000.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Sources: Roland Garros, AFP

103 comments

  1. The history maker- Rafael Nadal. I’m speechless and no-one deserved this 10th Roland Garros more!!

  2. YESSSSSSS! Game ,set and ‘ La Decimal ‘
    CONGRATULATIONS – KING OF CLAY
    You never stopped believing and today you made millions of fans dreams come true
    🗼🏆🔟🇪🇸🗼🏆🔟🇪🇸🗼🏆🔟🇪🇸🗼🏆🔟🇪🇸🗼🏆🔟🇪🇸🗼🏆🔟🇪🇸🗼🏆🔟🇪🇸
    CELEBRATE TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT.
    You have just left every other player astounded and Open 👄
    Go now and enjoy your victory with your family, team , friends and of course the children from your Academy who’s dreams are just beginning.
    RAFA, UNCLE TONI , CARLOS MOYA – I bow before you 🙌🙇😍

  3. Margo are you there, watching tennis magic? 🎾𗀠
    I’m extatic – this is GREAT! 𗀂👍🏻

  4. Rafa is playing his vintage tennis. I’m so happy at the moment and I’m hoping I’ll be ecstatic very soon

  5. Lyrics from singer/songwriter SIA – unstoppable.

    I’m unstoppable
    I’m a Porsche with no brakes
    I’m invincible
    Yeah, I win every single game
    I’m so powerful
    I don’t need batteries to play
    I’m so confident
    I’m unstoppable today
    Unstoppable today
    I’m unstoppable today

    Rafa I’m sure the inspiration for this song must have come after watching you on court Lol.
    Keep the pressure on Rafa

  6. I’ve got to hand it to Stan. He’s shaking his head and smiling and eating balls as rafa has him on the ropes. Prefer to see that rather than smashing racquets and swearing.

    • Hi Susie , WOW! How great is Rafa doing. Stan can keep to eating balls🎾🎾🎾 as the only person chomping on that trophy🏆 today is THE KING👑 no GOD OF CLAY.

  7. Rafa – can you do this in straight sets? You are playing fantastically- so focused. I hope so. One down – two to go.

  8. Rafa, your time has come to show he world the king of clay is back and here to stay. Stan may have more of the crowd on his side , but you have the side of the gods .

  9. GOOD LUCK SWEET SWEET RAFA CHAMP – VAMOOS! 🎾💪🏼❤️🍀🌟🤞🏻😘☀️

  10. Just got home with the beer. I rarely drink, and never in the A.M, but today is an occasion for all occasions; Rafa’s chance to win a Decima at the most difficult tournament of the tour, the French Open.

    The energy and the positive atmosphere here is unbelievable so I can only imagine what it must be like for Rafa and his team. I am so lucky to have friends and family members who share my passion for Rafa.

    WE ALL WILL BE CHEERING FOR THE GREATEST CLAYCOURTER OF ALL TIME, RAFAEL NADAL. Yes you can Rafa.

    May the storied Greek Olympians look down upon you and marvel at the qualities that have brought you here for your tenth title.

    The very best to you Rafa. You are about to make history, yet again.

    Let the great French wine and champagne flow.

    RAFA ROCKS

  11. Getting ready for this. Sitting down with my lunch so that I’m energised for the hours ahead. Funnily enough I’ve lost my appetite- but I expect that’s only natural. Sending all the luck I can muster to Rafa and all positive vibes. He can so do this!!

  12. One hour to go! I’ve sent my #VAMOSRAFA Tweet, made my lunch, arranged my water bottles 🙂 and have beside me the pine cone I picked up from Roland Garros last week. They should sell little jars of the clay!

    I keep thinking about Rafa’s RG17 shoes – whoever designed those is a genius.

    Nine is behind you Rafa, you have already achieved it, already accomplished so much. You can wear that number with pride. Now, you can take one step further.

    You have the good people that are your family and your team – and all of your fans! You are healthy and strong and can give 110%. You have it all – talent, experience, confidence – and I know you will give it all. Play your best and try your hardest like you always do.

    In front of you is La Decima.
    Stay strong, and as Nike say, just do it.
    Vamos!!

    • Jas_uk , you have said it all ,just make sure you have those water bottles facing in the right direction. Lol This is one match his fans are going to enjoy.

  13. OLA OLA OLA OLA OLA OLA & OLA & VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 : ) : ) : ) YEH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 : ) : ) Congratulations on your precious, beautiful VICTORY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 : ) : ) : ) 🙂 : ) BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE SUCH A CLASSY , ONE OF A KIND EVER TENNIS GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ; ) : ) 🙂 : ) : ) : ) : ) SO INCREDIBLY NATURALLY TALENTED & DOING IT ALL WITH SUCH GRACE & CLASS & SPORTSMANSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) WE LOVE DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 : ) : ) LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR BEAUTIFUL CLASSY TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 🙂 : ) : ) : ) THE WAY YOU MOVE……….LOVE THE WAY YOU RETURN…………….LOVE THE WAY YOU RUN FOR NET POINTS…………………………LOVE YOUR PRECIOUS EFFECTIVE SERVE…………………….LOVE YOUR FEISTY PASSION…………………….. ci…..ci……ci…..& LOVE YOUR FANTASTIC COURT COVERAGE………….FIGHTING FOR EACH BALL WITH YOUR STRENGTH & INTELLIGENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 🙂 : ) 🙂 THE RAFA SPECIALTY …..wi…..wi…..wi….SENIOR SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 : ) 🙂 : ) : ) GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VERY VERY VERY HAPPY FOR YOU SWEETHEART !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ); ) : ) : ) 🙂 : ) It is a beautiful day & a great time for more TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 : ) 🙂 We love you dear Rafa and so very happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ; ) : ) ; ) 🙂 LOVE YOUR GOD GIVEN INSTINCTS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) YOUR TENNIS INTELLECT………………& TENNIS KNOW HOW ………..YOU ARE SO IMPRESSIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 : ) : ) HAVE LOTS & LOTS OF FUN PLAYING & ENJOY EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 : ) : ) IT WILL BE A GREAT MATCH & IT WILL BE A GREAT MATCH FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 🙂 🙂 : ) GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 🙂 🙂 THAT IS ALL FOR FUN ……HAVE A GREAT TIME SWEETHEART & KEEP SMILING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) 🙂 🙂 : ) 🙂 YOU HAVE ALL THAT YOU NEED & TODAY IS ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL MATCH ON YOUR HOME LAND CLAY COURT……….: ) 🙂 : ) 😉 : ) YOU ARE PRECIOUS SPORTSMAN & WE LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 : ) 🙂 THE FRENCH CROWD ADORES YOU & HAS SO MUCH MUCH MUCH RESPECT FOR YOUR EARNEST BEAUTIFUL TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 🙂 🙂 : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 LOTS OF LOVE & HAPPINESS SWEETHEART & VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) 🙂 🙂 🙂 VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) 😉 VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) 🙂 🙂 XOXOXOXOXOXO ENJOY LOTS OF FUN!!!! : ) 🙂 🙂 🙂 : ) LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  14. I don’t underestimate any opponent of Rafa’s and least of all Stan. He’s very strong mentally and has been playing very well full of drive and determination. He knows Rafa’s game and I hope Rafa can surprise him and topple him.

    Rafa I know the universe is with you – I wish you all luck, skill, strength, determination and belief in yourself. Attack and dictate all the points. Don’t give Stan too much respect- just a little is enough. I hope I have the nerve to watch your match.

    Know that you deserve the trophy 🏆 for the 10th time and more.

    VAMOS VAMOS VAMOS !!!!!

  15. The day has come Rafa when you make History (again) , and I don’t think this will be the last time this it is said .2017 is the year of the rooster but for me it is the year of Rafa Nadal .
    Good luck today Rafa ,to you and your wonderful team , yours and their dreams and wishes are about to come true . Enjoy every moment , your fans will be.

    Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish tweeted about Rafael Nadal reaching his 10th final at the Roland Garros after beating the Austrian Dominic Thiem 6/3 6/4 6/0. Fish, who called it a career in August 2015, tweeted: ‘Thank god I didn’t ever play Rafa on clay.

    Oh and oh and oh and oh and oh”, Fish said. Roddick, a former World No. 1, replied: ‘I did… it sucked’, he admitted. Roddick,

    By the end of the day Stan’s text could be very similar.

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