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
A very good start to Rome with a decisive victory. Keep it up. Rafa.!!
Good job from Rafa. Keep smiling and stay focused.
Thiem is out, beaten by Fognini 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.
And Berdych lost to Shapo in the R of 64.
Rafa all the best for a great tournament.
Love and prayers,
Best of luck Rafa Champ 😘🍀🎾💪🏼
Best of luck to you Rafa! win win win 💪💪💪🎾🍀🎾🍀🎾🍀
Rafa good luck chump you can do it vamossssssssssssss all way to the finals love your fans for ever 🎾🎾🎾🎾❤️👍
Here’s to a great tournament🎾🎾💪
Good luck and Vamos Rafa <3