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


  1. Phew! Thank God you got through Rafa!!!
    Rest your body and think of all that you could work on.
    Wish you all the best in your next match , champ!

    You are the best!!!

  2. Wow! That was a blockbuster. Rafa survived a stern test. Kachanov has my total admiration and i think he’ll certainly be doing great things in the future. Basilashvilli next. Meanwhile, rest that knee champ.

  3. Well done Rafa. He had some good competition from a young man who i quite like – no tantrums and no dramas. A close match. But rafa will need to recover fast.

  4. Rafa needs to stay calmer when closing out matches. Too many loose desperat shots. This is what happened to him against Novak at Wimbledon.

  5. Sick. Serving for the match and get broken to love? Come on Rafa no more drama!

    Khachanov will not go away without a fight. Whatever the outcome of this match, he has my respect.

    Close this out Rafa!

    • That’s right Susie. When has this happened before with Rafa being broken to love while serving out a match?

      He needs to avoid a fifth set at all costs.

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