Barcelona Open R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez?

On Thursday, Rafael Nadal will face countryman Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (No. 69)  in the third round of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. The veteran right-hander advanced after Kei Nishikori retired down 3-6.

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Date: April 26, 2018

Match time: Rafa is third match on Pista Rafa Nadal. Around 2.30 PM local time / 8.30 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 1.30 PM BST – United Kingdom / 2.30 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 10.30 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa on playing Garcia-Lopez:

He is aggressive, he has good punches and good service, he will not go out on the court without believing he can win, he has experience in important matches and he has won good people.

I have to be prepared to play better than today.

Rafa leads their head to head 4-1 and he won their last meeting, at the Barcelona Open in 2012.

Good luck & Vamos Rafa!

Source: ATP World Tour

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6 comments

  1. Dimitrov made it to the QF after having dropped his second set and winning the third set decider 7[10] vs Jarizi 6[8]. That was close. I suspect more surprises ahead.

    RAFAMAZING ROCKS

    • Dimitrov, as usual, is playing his repulsive primadonna role. Hope he also leaves ASAP.

      Wamos Rafa,you are the best.

  2. Rafa all the best today against you fellow country man.

    Love and prayers,

    AlaineXXSydneyXXAustraliaXX

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