ATP Cup 2020: What time does Rafael Nadal play against David Goffin in Sydney?

Rafael Nadal looks to lead Spain into the ATP Cup semifinals when the takes on David Goffin in Sydney on Friday.

The world No. 1 is 24-1 in singles since falling to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semi-finals and 41-2 since losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Madrid semi-finals.

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Date: January 10, 2020

Match time: Not before 7 PM local time / 3 AM EST – New York, Montreal / 8 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 9 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 7 PM AEDT – Melbourne.  To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa leads a 4-1 head-to-head record with world number 11 Goffin. The Belgian beat our champ during group play en route to the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals title match in London, but Rafa won their only 2019 matchup in four sets at Roland Garros.

YearEventSurfaceRNDWinnerResult
2019Roland Garros
France
Outdoor ClayR32Rafael Nadal61 63 46 63
2018Barcelona
Spain
Outdoor ClaySFRafael Nadal64 60
2017Nitto ATP Finals
Great Britain
Indoor HardRRDavid Goffin765 674 64
2017ATP Masters 1000 Madrid
Spain
Outdoor ClayQFRafael Nadal763 62
2017ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
Monaco
Outdoor ClaySFRafael Nadal63 61

Schedule of play:

  • Rubber 1: Darcis vs Bautista Agut
  • Rubber 2: Goffin vs Nadal
  • Rubber 3: To be decided

SPAIN: Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno Busta, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Feliciano Lopez. 

BELGIUM: David Goffin, Steve Darcis, Kimmer Coppejans, Joran Vliegen, Sander Gille.

Team Spain went 9-0 in matches and 18-2 in sets against Georgia, Uruguay and Japan in Perth. Neither Rafa nor World No. 10 Roberto Bautista Agut lost a set in singles, while Pablo Carreno Busta went 3-0 in doubles.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

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21 comments

  1. Congrats to Team Spain for making it to the semifinals to play against Australia. While Carreno Busta won his singles match, Rafa lost to Goffin.

    For me, it’s disheartening to read Rafa’s comments about how disadvantaged his team was by having to move to Sydney from Perth to play the quarterfinals.

  2. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) BEAUTIFUL VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) SO STRONG AND POWERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE SO GOOD AT TB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU WERE SO FAST COVERING THE COURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) SERVING BRILLIANTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS TO BOTH OF YOU AND TEAM SPAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ENJOY EVERYTHING SWEETHEART AND KEEP GOING STRONG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE FEISTY AND A TRUE TENNIS GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) LOVE HOW YOU FIGURED THEIR PLAY AND MOVED FORWARD…….CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS BEAUTIFUL WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  3. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) IT IS OK…….THERE WILL BE OTHER OPEN DOORS. VAMOS AND HAVE A GOOD NIGHT! WE LOVE YOU AND SO SORRY YOU HAD TO PLAY IN SUCH HOT AND HUMID CLIMATE. GOD BLESS YOU SWEETHEART AND ENJOY THE REST OF THE TIME. THE AU OPEN IN FEW DAYS WILL BE ANOTHER FUN TOURNAMENT AND KEEP FOCUSING ONLY ON THE NEXT PRECIOUS POINT AND NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. NO ONE CAN TAKE YOUR PRECIOUS COURT PRESENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  4. A brave fight from Rafa against a tricky player in difficult conditions. Goffin deserves the credit for his effort in keeping the tie alive. I hope Rafa can recharge and help to deliver a win for Spain in the doubles.

  5. Rafa did what Rafa does… Made it interesting in the end. Alas it was not to be. Well done to Goffin for standing strong.

    Happy new year all.

    • I think the hot humid conditions are definitely affecting Rafa’s game. The balls are heavy plus Rafa is soaking wet. All credit to Goffin though, as he’s taking it to Rafa with his clever play.

      • Lorna, I hope Rafa wins the second set. He had to work extremely hard to save the second set👏 Vamos Rafa💪❤️

      • Rafa broke back but lost in the tiebreak😢 His fighting spirit is second to none win or lose, so admirable!

        Let’s win the doubles. Vamos Rafa and Team Spain💪❤️

  6. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU & TEAM SPAIN O MAKING THE QUARTERFINALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) IT HAS BEEN A REAL BEAUTIFUL RIDE FOR YOU AND ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL OUT THERE AND IT IS IMPRESSIVE HOW YOU OVER RIDE ALL THE NOT IMPORTANT THINGS AND KEEP ON STRIDING AND MOVING FORWARD AND ENJOYING IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU HAVE BEEN INSPIRATIONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WORKING SO HARD WITH SO MUCH INTENSITY AND PASSION ………. VAMOS AND KUDOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ENJOY YOUR PRECIOUS TENNIS AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL TEAM SPIRIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) IT WILL BE A GREAT MATCH FOR YOU CI…………CI…………CI………AND WI…………WI………….WI………..WE WILL BE WATCHING IT LIVE IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS……..:) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) JUST AS WE DID A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO……..IT WAS BEAUTIFUL TO SEE YOU PLAY BOTH SINGLES AND DOUBLES….. JUST LISTEN TO YOUR BODY………NO PRESSURE……..JUST KNOW WHAT YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE TEAM IS OF IMMENSE IMPORTANCE AND IT IS ALREADY MORE THAN ENOUGH………HAVE LOTS OF FUN SWEETHEART AND ENJOY EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX VAMOS AND HAVE A BEAUTIFUL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

    • Fan Love,

      Rafa is having a bad day in the office with David Goffin!

      Oh, it seems it will end 6-4, 6-3 in Goffin’s favour. This can only extend the match into a deciding rubber.

      Oh well……As always, we go day by day, match by match…..cheers

  7. Rafa good luck tomorrow vamosssssssss champ you can do it love your fans 👍🇺🇸🎾❤️😘👍🇺🇸🎾❤️😘

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