Top seed and seven-time former champion Rafael Nadal will play his first match at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome on Wednesday against Damir Dzumhur.
Date: May 16, 2018
Match time: Rafa is second match on Centrale Court. Around 2 PM local time / 8 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 1 PM BST – United Kingdom / 2 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 10 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa and Damir will meet for the third time (tied 1-1). Our champ won the match earlier this year in Melbourne and the Bosnian player won the match two years ago in Miami.
|Outdoor Hard||R32||Rafael Nadal|
|2016||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami
|Outdoor Hard||R64||Damir Dzumhur||
Rafa is 14-1 in matches and 30-2 in sets on clay this year with his 11th MonteCarlo and 11th Barcelona titles.
Our champ has won the Rome title a record seven times, but not since 2013. He lost in the quarter-finals in 2015, 2016 and 2017 after falling to Djokovic in the 2014 final. Rome is the only clay-court event where Rafa has made four consecutive appearances without a title.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour