Monte Carlo Masters QF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Dominic Thiem?

Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem will be going head-to-head for the eighth time in their careers when they clash in the quarterfinals of Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on Friday.

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Date: April 20, 2018

Match time: Rafa is second match on Court Rainer III. Around 1.30 PM local time / 7.30 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 12.30 PM BST – United Kingdom / 1.30 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9.30 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa leads Thiem 5-2 in their Head2Head series.

Rafa has lost twice to Thiem on clay, but produced a dominant display in the French Open semi-finals last year en route to his 10th Roland Garros title.

Rafa o playing Thiem:

It’s going to be a difficult match. He is a player that plays so good in every surface, but especially on clay. He hits the ball hard.

I can’t let him play from good positions because he has lot of power… I need to play aggressive, with a higher intensity than him, then we’ll see.

Thiem on playing Rafa:

It’s a way better feeling if you go against him and know that you’ve beaten him already on this surface. It’s the ultimate challenge to play against him. I have to raise my level again.

Good luck & Vamos Rafa!

Source: ATP World Tour

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15 thoughts on “Monte Carlo Masters QF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Dominic Thiem?

      1. Mac

        Margo this was never in doubt:) Rafa was vicious! I don’t envy any of these guys playing against him… like the commentators said, Rafa on clay is the biggest challenge in tennis. And probably the most frustrating as well for the opponents. Complete mastery.

        Two more to go, Rafa, get it done!

        Happy Friday to you all Rafans:)

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      2. Mac, “….never in doubt.” Not to you or me but try telling that to all the media, et al., who keep calling Thiem a threat to Rafa on clay. Not today anyway. To be honest, I just don’t see it. The media keeps pointing to Rafa’s loss at Rome last year to rationalize their “threat” posturing. DUUUHHHH

        RAFA VAINQUEUR DE THIEM

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  1. David Law just announced on Twitter that Dimitrov, scheduled to play the winner of this match, has pulled out of his doubles match because of a shoulder issue.

    RAFA IS SLAUGHTERING GRIGOR

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      1. Mac, Thanks but I’m not as talented as those with a crystal ball😂😂😂, but my error did suggest it was for tomorrow. I am now going to check out my tea leaves.

        RAFA ROCKS ALWAYS BE HE UP OR SIDEWAYS

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  2. Fan love

    VAMOS & GOOD EVENING SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Congratulations on your brilliant victory !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Very happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) It is beautiful to watch your matches LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Muchas gracias Senior Champ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Each point you play is passionately engaged by every cell in your gorgeous, fit body……we love you dear Rafa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) What I really enjoyed was how you reached and ran and covered the entire court….and how you ended the first set with an ACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) wi…….wi…….wi……Your net creativity and volleying was beautiful too…..: ) : ) : ) : ) It is a real treat to watch your passionate energy and see you striding and striking and gliding AND with a flick of your hand magically return such beautiful overhead…..W……O……W……. : ) : ) : ) : ) KUDOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Have a great time tomorrow and lots of fun playing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) It will be a great match for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Enjoy everything & celebrate your groovy fabulous court presence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) We love you sweetheart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) have a great evening & a beautiful tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Sending lots of love & happiness & VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Keep smiling !!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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  3. Shirley Hagan

    Great match. Why isn’t Rafa wearing the sleeves shirts??? It is so hot
    in Monte Carlo this time of year. Rafa looks so good in the sleeves shirts.
    A few days ago I watched a match that Rafa played when he was 11 years old.
    Loved it. Looking forward to many more clay court matches. 🏆🏆🏆🎾🎾🎾

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    1. Va4favre

      Shirley, I like Rafa’s sleeveless look too, but Nike wants to switch. It is only 70F in MC, and was cooler earlier in the week. I am guessing Rafa may go sleeveless in the summer matches. I hope so.

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