US Open R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Karen Khachanov?

Top seed and defending champion Rafael Nadal continues his US Open campaign as he takes on 22-year-old Karen Khachanov for a place in the fourth round.

Date: Friday, 31 August 2018

Match time: Around 1.30 PM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 6.30 PM BST – United Kingdom / 7.30 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Saturday 3.30 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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Rafa holds a lifetime 4-0 advantage over the 6-foot-6 Russian. The pair played a tight match just weeks ago in Toronto, with our champ emerging the victor 7-6, 6-4.

Rafa on playing Khachanov:

He’s a great opponent. He’s a great player. Young, strong, I played against him in Toronto three weeks ago. It was a tough one.

I’m excited to play that match and I hope it will be a good one. I need to play well to try to be through and that’s what I’m looking for.


Source: ATP World Tour


    • Want some ice and lime Lorna? :):)

      I’ll be having drinks with a friend in about 30 minutes, so Rafa needs to finish this up soonest so I can pry myself away from the TV!

      Meanwhile, Shapovalov has taken Anderson to a 5th set. I’m rooting for him now.

  1. OK. I have developed a headache. What a great play to end the third set! Awesome!

    Rafa still not in the clear. He needs to clean up his game in the fourth set.

  2. Rafa can’t close it out, so Khachanov wants to help him:) Double fault for another set point to Rafa!

  3. One of them important games coming up. If Rafa breaks, he wins this set.

    Are you up for it Rafa? We are!

  4. YAY, Rafa holds to love. Looking good champ!

    Now I know what’s missing from here!! Where is Fan Love???

    Have to say, I sort of miss those crazy ramblings:)

  5. This is quite fitting actually. Both players had not dropped a set coming into this match. And now they’ve both dropped one each so far:)

    And now, neither player had lost prior to this match (Obviously), but one of them has to go home tonight. Send Khachanov home like ET Rafa!!

  6. Yes, I agree with the commentator on Amazon in that Rafa needs to flatten his shots out more, so that it skids through the court quicker. Khachanov has a lot of time on Rafa’s ball. He definitely can’t afford to feed the likes of Kyrgios and Novak with this type of shot spinny shot.

  7. Oh come on! Even in a rally where it seems Rafa is in control, he ends up losing the point! Clean up those little errors champ!

  8. WOOOOW!! Rafa saves 3 break points finally:)

    Reminds me of USO2013 when he saved 3 against Djoker and went on to win. Beautiful memories!

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