Australian Open R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Alex de Minaur?

Rafael Nadal continues his quest for a second Australian Open title when he takes on the rising youngster Alex de Minaur in the third round on Friday.

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Date: January 18, 2019

Match time: 7 PM AEDT local time / 2 AM EST – New York, Montreal / 8 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 9 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy.  To convert to your local time, use this website.

This will be the second meeting between the pair. Last year they met at Wimbledon with Rafa winning in straight sets; 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

“Rafa is pretty much like the king in Spain. He’s done so much amazing things for the sport. He’s had that many achievements. It’s pretty incredible. It’s going to be fun for me to get out on court and be able to test where I am.
I think this is what you play for: to play the biggest guys and the best guys at the top of their level on the biggest stages. You just got to go out there, enjoy, just thrive off the atmosphere.

Alex De Minaur


Alex is an amazing talent, and so young. It’s going to be a fantastic battle. I really believe he has a chance to have an amazing career—hopefully not in two nights, but I wish him the best for the rest of the year.”

Rafa Nadal

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Source: Australian Open

36 comments

  1. WELL DONE SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) JUST ROKE HIM AGAIN AND LEADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) 4 : 1 GOD BLESS YOU SWEETHEART….YOU ARE EXTRODINARY OUT THERE AND SO STRONG AND SOLID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) AND THE SINGING BEGINS : LETS GO RAFA LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) THE LITTLE KID IS ALL RED IN THE FACE ALREADY SAW HIM RED BY THE END OF THE FIRST SET………
    GO RAFA GO…..YOUR ENDURANCE SWEETHEART IS A BLESSED GIFT FROM ABOVE, WITH ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND EFFORTS……..BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) ANOTHER GORGEOUS SERVE GAME SWEETHEART…….WI……WI…….WI……!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  2. BEAUTIFUL SERVE SWEETHEART…..LEADING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) 3:1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  3. I THINK PLAYERS IN GS MUST BE GIVEN 6 CHALLENGES EACH SET BECAUSE OF ALL THIS BS MISCALLS…….IT HAPPENS WAY TOO FREQUENTLY AND PLAYERS END UP RUNNING OUT OF THE 3 CHALLENGES UNFAIRLY………

  4. VAMOS…..YOU ARE BEAUTIFULLY LEADING 2: ZERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GREAT CHALLENGE AGAIN SWEETHEART…….KEEP CHALLENGING – YOU ARE DOING RIGHT ……. AND MISCALLS ARE HAPPENING……..UMPIRE IS FEELING EMBRACED BY NOW AND HOPEFULLY WILL BE MORE ENGAGED AND CAREFULLY CALL AS NECESSARY WITH CORRECT OVERRULES………

  5. BEAUTIFUL SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) AWSOME BREAK LEADING 1:ZERO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOX

  6. THAT BALL WAS SO OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE UMPIRE THAT HE DOES NOT OVER RULE WHEN IT IS SO OBVIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 THESE LINES FOLKS ARE NOT DOING GREAT JOB ……SAW SAME LACK OF CALLS AND MISCALLS BS OFTEN HAPPENING WITH KARLOVITC MATCH VS NISHAKORI ……
    KEEP CHALLENGING SWEETHEART YOUR EYE SITE IS EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ARE ONE FINE SWEETHEART GLLIDING AND SLIDING AND MAKING MAGIC ON THE COURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) EXCELLENT MATCH SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE ONE FAB GOAT LEADING 1ST SET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) POINT BY POINT IS YOUR WAY SWEETHEART AND IT IS MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) LOVE YOU CHMP SENIOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  7. WO…..WO…..WO…….A FIESTY, BEAUTIFUL ACE CLOSING A NICE LEAD 4:1……GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) LOVE YOU SWEETHEART YOU ARE MAGICAL OUT THERE….SO FIT AND STRONG AND GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  8. WI……WI…..WIW…..& CI……CI……CI…… VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) NICE BREAK 3:1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE SOLID SWEETHEART!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  9. THAT LITTLE LIER WAS RIGHT THERE AT THE BASE LINE AND SAW RAFA’S BALL WAS IN YET WALKED AWAY PRETENDING THE WRONG CALL OUT WAS OK……..REMINDS ME OF ANOTHER OLDER LIER WHO ALWAYS DID SAME BS…….GOOD CHALLENGING SWEETHEART KEEP GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )
    GO SWEETHEART GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  10. GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL OUT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  11. VAMOS SWEETHEART & HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) LOVE YOU ! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  12. Rafa will prevail but this will be a good contest . Its good that Alex had a tight 5 setter in his last match . I am really looking forward to this mstch but as always I am definetly hoping Rafa starts fast and takez the momentum .

  13. Allthe best Alex is playing well
    But not his turn Friday
    It belongs to Rafa go champ 🔥❣️👍💕

  14. OLA OLA OLA OLA OLA OLA & VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND ENJOY LOTS OF FUN PLAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) IT WILL BE A GREAT MATCH FOR YOU AND WE WILL BE UP AT 2 AM ENJOYING YOUR FIESTY, BEAUTIFUL TENNIS LIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) IT IS ALWAYS GREAT TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY YOUR MATCHES OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE ARE ENJOYING THE REPLAYS OF BOTH OF YOUR MATCHES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WI……..WI…….WI……..
    ON ANOTHER TOPIC……IT IS VERY CUTE BY THE WAY, I LOVED THAT YOU WALKED BY YOUR POSTER ON THE WAY TO THE COURT AND GENTLY TOUCHED IT………LOVELY! : ) YOU ARE “IT” AND MIGHTY POPULAR AT THE AUS OPEN, AND FOLKS PAY GREAT ATTENTION TO ALL YOUR AFFECTIONATE WAYS ON & OFF THE COURT…………VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXO
    CONGRATUALTIONS AGAIN ON YOUR SPECTACULAR VICTORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART & LOTS OF LOVE & HAPPINESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

  15. Nice words from young Alex to the King! 🙂 I echo Rafa’s sentiments – best of luck to The Demon – but not tonight! Vamos Rafa!

  16. Let’s go Rafa you got this ,vamossssssssss 🎾🎾🎾😘😘😘👍👍👍❤️❤️❤️🇺🇸🙏🙏🇺🇸

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