On Saturday, Rafael Nadal will play his semi-final match at the Barcelona Open against David Goffin, who battled back from a set down to beat Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-2.
Date: April 28, 2018
Match time: Not before 4 PM local time / 10 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 3 PM BST – United Kingdom / 4 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / midnight AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa and David have met three times and our champ has won two of those matches. The most recent meeting was in the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals, a match Goffin won in three sets.
|2017||Nitto ATP Finals
|Indoor Hard||RR||David Goffin|
|2017||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid
|Outdoor Clay||QF||Rafael Nadal|
|2017||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
|Outdoor Clay||SF||Rafael Nadal|
RafaNadal is appearing in his 11th Barcelona semi-final and he’s never lost a set in this round (20-0). He is 14-1 on the season (10-0 on clay) and he has won 17 straight clay court matches since losing to Thiem in the QF at ATP Masters 1000 Rome last May. Our champ is looking to reach his 113th tour-level singles final (76-36) and 63rd on clay (54-8).
If Rafa reaches his 11th Barcelona final, he will become the fourth player in the Open Era with 400 wins on clay (399-35), joining Guillermo Vilas (659-162), Manuel Orantes (502-150) and Thomas Muster (422-127).
While Rafa has not lost a set, Goffin has dropped the opening set in all three wins this week. Goffin is 11-40 lifetime against Top 10 opponents, including 4-10 on clay. The 27-year-old Belgian is trying to advance to his 12th ATP World Tour final (4-7), the third on clay (1-1).
Good luck & Vamos Rafa!
Source: ATP World Tour