Rafael Nadal and Fabio Fognini will be facing each other for the 16th time in their careers when they meet in the quarterfinals of the Coupe Rogers on Friday night.
Date: August 9, 2019
Match time: Not before 6.30 PM local time / 6.30 PM EDT – New York / 11.30 PM BST – United Kingdom / Saturday 12.30 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Saturday 8.30 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa leads their head-to-head 11-4, but Fabio won their lone meeting this year in the Monte Carlo semifinals.
Rafa on playing Fabio:
He’s having a great season, one of the best of his career, if not the best. I need to be playing well. I think today I played better than yesterday, so I hope tomorrow I continue with this improvement. That’s what I need if I want to keep having chances to be through.
Our champ is trying to defend a hard-court title for the first time in his career and become the first player this season to win two Masters 1000 titles (Rome).
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour