Australian Open QF: What time does Rafael Nadal plays against Frances Tiafoe?

On Tuesday, Rafael Nadal will play his quarterfinal match at the Australian Open against the rising star Frances Tiafoe, who celebrated his 21st birthday in style with an emotional four-set win over Grigor Dimitrov.

Date: January 22, 2019

Match time: Rafa is second night session match on Rod Laver Arena. Around 9 PM local time (AEDT) / 5 AM EST – New York, Montreal / 10 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 11 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy.  To convert to your local time, use this website.

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Rafa on facing Tiafoe:

It’s going to be the first time that we play each other. Yeah, he’s playing great. I know him, of course. He’s been on the tour for a while. He’s young. When you have younger players coming, they have always more attention.

He’s a very dynamic player, aggressive one. Of course, he’s dangerous. He’s in the quarter-finals. He won great matches during the whole event. He’s super quick. And he’s able to change directions fast. He goes to the net fast. He has a huge forehand, good serve. So let’s see.

It’s always special when you meet an opponent for the first time, and in the quarterfinals there is only one way to play – very well.


I’m so excited to play Rafa. We’re going to have some fun, going to have some long rallies.

Rafa aims to become the first man to win each of the four Grand Slams twice in the Open era. His only previous triumph at Melbourne Park came in 2009.



  1. As much as I love Rafa be warned Tiafoe is no walk in the park and strange things happen. When Tsafsipas beat Federer is was just touch and go due to Tsafipas cramping in the third set. Things happen. As much as I love Rafa I think to win VO is a big hill to climb. Djokovic is playing really well. A final between them both would be wonderful.

    • Vamos mi querido Rafa!🎾🎾🎾😍😍😍🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️👩‍👧‍👦🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼

  2. My Rafa i’m not saying if you win I know you’ll win no doubt about that ,that’s the confident I have in you the way you play your forehand, backhand , topspin wow magical is like you’re totally from some where else from my imagination are you from a different planet lol so just go out there and do what we know you do best and Rafa I love you without a doubt.

  3. Rafa we are all with you vamosssssssssss you ca do it playing very well 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪🎾🎾🎾💪💪💪💪💪🎾🎾🎾💪💪💪💪😘👍❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🏆

  4. Like all next gens, Tiafoe has nothing to lose and everything to gain. And journalists love to hype it up! So, bring it on-Rafael Nadal has been there before-as he says, “Let’s see.”🎾👊🏻👏💪❤️

  5. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) CONGRATUALTIONS ON ALL YOUR SPECIAL, HARD FAOUGHT VICTORIES AT SUCH HIGH, TOP TOP TOP LEVEL COMPETITION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS !SWEETHEART !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) IT DOES NOT MATTER WHO YOU PLAY NEXT……..POINT BY POINT IS YOUR BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) MAKES NO DIFFERENCE RECORDS, AND RANKING, AND ALL THAT BIG NOTHING NOISE.FILLED WITH BACK DOORS DISPICABLE POLITICS…………YOU ARE THE ULTIMATE TENNIS GIFT TO THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) THE ONLY FACT THAT COUNTS IS THAT YOU ARE THE ULTIMATE GOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VIDEO FILES, AND TOURNEMENTS COVERAGES TELL IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) THE HISTORY OF YOUR COMPETITIONS ARE ALL THERE FOR ALL TO SEE…………ALL YOUR CAREER PARTICIPATION IN TOURS IS DOCUMENTED, WHEN YOU PLAYED, WHERE, AND AGAINST WHICH PLAYER, AND WHAT RESULTS YOU ACCUMILATED GENUILY OVER THE YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE NOT ONLY THE ULTIMATE BEST PLAYER IN HISTORY RAFA NADAL, BUT THE ULTIMATE GENUINE COMPETATOR AND FIGHTER OF ALL TIME……ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS COMPETING AGANIST ALL TOP STRONG TALENTED PLAYERS WHO ARE AT THEIR MOST CURRENT TOP SHAPE…………… OFTEN YOU ARE GIVEN A DRAW FILLED WITH SURPRISESES OF EXCEPTIONALLY FIT, YOUNG AND STRONG PLAYERS WHO NO ONE HEARD OF……..AND THAT ARE SEEMINGELY HOLD POOR RECORD RANKING…..BUT SOMEOHW THEY FIND THEIR WAY TO YOUR DRAW OVER AND OVER AGAIN……. .KUDOS SWEETHEART FOR YOUR STRENGTH AND YOUR GOD GIVEN PASSION AND LOVE FOR TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) POINT BY POINT YOU FACE THEM ALL…..AND WITH SUCH CLASSY HUMBELED, RESPECTED ATTITUDE….. YOU SHOW UP AND DO YOUR BEST AND YOUR WORK AND EFFORTS SPEAK THE ULTIMATE TRUTH. OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN…..THAGT IS WHY YO ARE SO HIGHLY ADMIRED AND RESPECTED AND ADORED ALL OVER THE WORLD. YOU DO YOUR PART DEAR RAFA NADAL AND STEP BY STEP YOU DELIVER AND YOU GIVE US TENNIS FANS SUCH PLEASURE AND FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) , HIGH AND ABOVE AND MIGHTY ADORABLE AND FIESTY, YOUR MATCHES ARE THE ULTIMATE TENNIS JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) MUCHAS GRACIAS AND ENJOY YOUR DEDICATED LABOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) WE LOVE YOU AND KEEP SINGING LETS GO RAFA LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) ; ) : ) ; ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) ; ) HAVE FUN AND ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX THE CROWDS EVERYWHERE………. GLOBALLY……..AS WELL AS AVID TENNIS FANS, ADORE YOU AND ARE MADLY SUPPORTIVE OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) KEEP SMILING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

  6. Rafa is breaking serve at better than 50%. . He is at his best ! Vamos will win AO and beat Tiafo inn a good close 4 set match .

  7. This is a potentially dangerous opponent. The man was on fire against Dimitrov, hitting lots of FH winners.

  8. ANIMO!!!! Rafa…k bien estas!!! Estas mejor k con tus 18…jajaja…eres el mejorrrrr!!!!!

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