China Open Final: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Nick Kyrgios in Beijing?

Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios will be going head-to-head for the fourth time in their careers when they battle for the China Open title on Sunday.

Rafa is seeking to lift the trophy in the Chinese capital for the first time in 12 years. The 2005 champion also finished runner-up on two subsequent occasions, to Novak Djokovic in both 2013 and 2015.

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Date: 8 October 2017

Match time: Rafa is third match on National Tennis Stadium. Not before 7.30 PM local time / 7.30 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 12.30 PM BST – United Kingdom / 1.30 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 10.30 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.


I’m very happy to be in the final again.

Another chance tomorrow to compete in a big match. That’s important for me. That’s why we practise every day and try to improve.

Nick on playing Rafa:

He’s one of the greatest players of all time and we’ve played a couple of times, he’s beaten me and I’ve beaten him. Hopefully tomorrow’s going to be another good match.

Rafa and Nick have split four career meetings with the 22-year-old Australian scoring a 6-2, 7-5 triumph in their most recent encounter in Cincinnati. 

Rafa is one of three men to win five titles this year, along with Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev.


Source: ATP World Tour


  1. Great going Rafa. I know you will treasure this trophy as it comes twelve years after your 2005 tournament win.


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