Wimbledon R4: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Joao Sousa?

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal continues his quest for a third Wimbledon crown on ‘Manic Monday’ when he takes on Portuguese No. 1 Joao Sousa in the fourth round.

Date: July 8, 2019

Match time: Rafa is first match on Center Court. 1 PM local time / 8 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 1 PM BST – United Kingdom / 2 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 10 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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The series stands at 2-0 in favor Rafa, who is 4-1 in total sets against Sousa.

When asked about Sousa, Rafa said:

We know each other very well. Practised plenty of times together. He’s a player that when he’s winning matches, he’s a super dangerous opponent against everybody. He is very quick, very good physical performance. He’s aggressive with his shots, he’s going for the shots all the time.

Sousa on playing Rafa:

Rafa is a great player, there are no words to describe him.

Again I will have the crowd against me and I will try my best.

To make it to the fourth round, the Portuguese ace won a five-set thriller against Britain’s Dan Evans. In Grand Slams, he has only reached the fourth round once as a singles player, coming in the US Open in 2018 – but did reach the Australian Open semi-finals with Leonardo Mayer in the men’s doubles in January.

At the age of 19, Sousa won his first professional title in a Futures doubles event. Since then, the 30-year-old has managed just three ATP world titles, including at the Estoril Open in home country last year.

On the eight occasions when Rafa has cleared the second week, he’s made it to the championship match in five of them.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

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15 comments

  1. It’s on! And our champ is looking good.

    Scratch that, our champ is looking AMAZING out there! First set soon in the bag:):)

    Get it done quick Rafa!

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  2. Get it done Rafa… i like what I see!

    Straight sets please, no drama:)

    And stay healthy champ, but keep that intensity!!

    Lots of love from wonderful Delhi:)

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    • Just wow
      Congratulations on Moving to Quarterfinals unscathed
      Vamos Rafa
      Waiting for #19
      Looking really solid on serve and focused Rafa
      Fingers crossed

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      • BEAUTIFUL AND FEISTY SWEETHEART VAMOS!!!!!!!!!:) ENJOY EVERYTHING SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) YOU LOOK SPECTACULAR OUT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) ON THE RUN GENIUS RETURNER!!!!!!!:) GO RAFA GO AND VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!:) WE LOVE YOU!!!!!$$!$$$:) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO KEEP SMILING SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!:)

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      • CI……..CI……….CI………..AND WI……………WI…………..WI…………..VAMOS SWEETHEART !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) GLIDING AND SLIDING AND REACHING YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL SWEETHEART !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) XOXOXOXOXOXOXO TWO SETS GORGEOUS LEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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