Rogers Cup Final: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Stefanos Tsitsipas in Toronto?

Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas face off in a Barcelona Open final rematch when the pair battle it out for the Rogers Cup title in Toronto on Sunday.

Already the all-time holder of the most Masters 1000 titles with 32, our champ will try to win his 33rd crown and his 80th career title overall.

Date: August 12, 2018

Match time: Not before 4 PM local time / 4 PM EDT – New York / 9 PM BST – United Kingdom / 10 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Monday, 6 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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Tsitsipas:

Playing in a Masters 1000 final is the best thing that can happen on your birthday. … I’m capable of doing anything on the court and beating any opponent.

Rafa on playing Tsitsipas:

Tomorrow is a day to play a great match against a very tough opponent. He’s a complex player. He has everything. He’s young. He has passion for the game. He has a great forehand, great backhand, good serve. So he’s not about one thing. He’s about everything.

Rafa, whose last hard-court Masters 1000 title came in Cincinnati in 2013, is into his first Rogers Cup final since that impressive summer stretch five years ago, which saw him complete the Canada-Cincy double and win the US Open. He is 3-0 in finals in Canada, also prevailing in 2005 and 2008.

Tsitsipas will try to become the first player since Albert Portas at Hamburg in 2001 to win his first ATP World Tour title at a Masters 1000 event.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Source: ATP World Tour

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9 thoughts on “Rogers Cup Final: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Stefanos Tsitsipas in Toronto?

  1. Margo

    CONGRATULATIONS TO RAFA the NextGen slayer.

    Rafa is not ready for the retirement community. He still has a lot of swag going on.

    Let this be a lesson to all those who said they had a “plan” to beat Rafa. They better have more than one plan.

    RAFA TRULY ROCKS

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  2. PUMA

    I find it difficult to like such an arrogant big ego 20-ish old kid hyped by the media. Hope Rafa beats him to a pulp.

    Wamos Rafa, you are the best.

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  3. Margo

    Stefanos “I’m capable of doing anything on the court and beating any player.” I don’t know the context in which he said that but Rafa is not just “any player.” Stefanos will not be able to back up his words, today. Rafa has it.

    Rafa didn’t become one of the greatest tennis players of all time with talent alone; a powerful work ethic, self-improvement, the right attitude, challenging adversity and winning, resilience, passion and love for the sport, respect for each opponent, etc. If Stefanos can reach these criteria, and more, he could possibly reach his goal of becoming a world-class tennis champion. He could be on that path. But not today.

    RAFA ROCKS

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  4. Margo

    The weather looks to be a beautiful a beautiful day in Toronto and no rain in sight.

    Stefanos is thrilled to be in the final and playing against the world No. 1. That should be enough of a birthday present for him on his birthday today. I don’t want Rafa to give him the ultimate gift. Rafa will win.

    I hope the match is competitive because that would boost Rafa’s confidence even higher.

    RAFA FOR THE WIN

    RAH RAH RAFA

    RAFA ROCKS

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