ATP Cup 2020: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Alex De Minaur in Sydney?

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World No. 1 Rafael Nadal leads Spain into battle against Australia as the two nations clash in the ATP Cup semifinals on Saturday night in Sydney.

Our champ seeks his third consecutive win over Alex De Minaur when he takes on young Aussie in the second rubber of this ATP Cup semi-final. He recorded identical 6-1 6-2 6-4 victories over De Minaur in their two previous matches at Wimbledon 2018 and the 2019 Australian Open.

Date: January 11, 2020

Match time: Around 8 PM local time / 4 AM EST – New York, Montreal / 9 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 10 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 8 PM AEDT – Melbourne.  To convert to your local time, use this website.

“De Minaur is going to be a big challenge too,” said Rafa. “He’s a great player. Young with a lot of energy.”

Schedule of play:

  • Rubber 1: Kyrgios vs Bautista Agur
  • Rubber 2: De Minaur vs Nadal
  • Rubber 3: To be decided

SPAIN: 1. Rafael Nadal 2. Roberto Bautista Agut 3. Pablo Carreno Busta 4. Albert Ramos-Vinolas 5. Feliciano Lopez. Captain: Francisco Roig.

AUSTRALIA: 1. Alex de Minaur 2. Nick Kyrgios 3. John Millman 4. John Peers 5. Chris Guccione. Captain: Lleyton Hewitt.

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30 comments

  1. Fan love
    January 11, 2020 at 2:02 PM

    BEAUTIFUL VICTORY SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ALL THE WAY I KNEW YOU WOULD DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU HAD THAT PATIENCE AND KNOWING LOOK AND THE FEISTY DRIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) I KEPT SAYING TO MY HUSBAND RAFA IS GOING TO WIN THIS AND HIS REPLY WAS RAFA KNOWS HOW AND HE FINDS WAYS AND SOLUTIONS….. LAST NIGHT HE TOLD ME YOU WERE SUCH A CHAMPION AND THE SCORE NEVER EVER SEEMS TO STOP YOUR DRIVE AND EFFORTS TO FIGHT……..WI………WI………WI…….AND CI……….CI……….CI…….. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE A TENNIS GENIUS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE BRILLIANT ON ALL SURFACE AND YOUR STRIKING CONFIDENCE ON THE COURT IS BEAUTIFUL AND SO PRECIOUS TO WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DID TODAY AND VERY IMPRESSIVE TO SEE HOW ON THE 3RD SET YOU LOOKED AS FRESH AND ENERGETIC AS IF IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOUR STRONG BODY AND YOUR FITNESS AND EFFORTS AND ENDURANCE ARE MAGNIFICENT SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) I LOVED HOW YOU SHIFTED YOUR RETURNS AND MIXED YOUR COMING TO THE NET……..BEAUTIFULLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU MADE IT DIFFICULT TO RETURN ACCURATE BALLS AND IT WAS FUN TO SEE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO RAFA GO POINT BY POINT IS YOUR PRECIOUS EFFECTIVE WAY AND YOU ARE SUCH A GENTLEMAN ON THE COURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) LOVED THAT YOU CHALLENGED…..IN THE 1ST AND 2ND SET IT APPEARS A COUPLE OF YOUR SERVE BALLS WERE CALLED OUT BUT LOOKED AS IF THEY WERE IN……ALSO YOUR CROSS COURT RETURNS TWICE WERE CALLED OUT AND LOOKED AS IF THEY WERE IN…….SO WE WERE HAPPY THAT YOU FINALLY DECIDED TO CHALLENGE. YOUR EYES ARE AMAZING…..AND YOU WERE RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BEAUTIFUL WIN AND FOR KEEPING UP YOUR FIGHTING AND PASSION SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) CONGRATULATIONS TO ROBERTO FOR HIS CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) HE HAS SUCH FINE RETURNS AND HIS MATTER OF A FACT STRAIGHT FORWARD COURT MANNERISM IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) PLAYING AGAINST OUT OF CONTROL LOOSER WHO LACKS SPORTSMANSHIP AND RESPECT FOR THE OCCASION IS NEVER FUN, AND BOTH YOU AND ROBERTO KNOW HOW TO SIMPLY IGNORE THE UNFORTUNATE OUTBURST AND KEEP FOCUSING ON YOUR NEXT BLESSED POINT……… IT WAS GREAT TO SEE ROBERTO TAKE HIM TO THE CLEANERS WITH SUCH GRACE AND STRENGTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO TEAM SPAIN GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE YOU SWEETHEART AND VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE THE NUMBER ONE BEST PLAYER IN TH WORLD AND YOU DELIVER SUCH EXCELLENCE AND CHAMPION ATTITUDE TO EACH MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) KUDOS SWEETHEART AND KEEP ENJOYING EVERYTHING YOU DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) HAVE A BEAUTIFUL EVENING AND A BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU HAVE ALL YOU NEED SWEETHEART AND YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO KEEP GOING AND STRIDING FORWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOUR FEISTY VICTORY IS A BEAUTIFUL REMINDER OF YOUR GIFTED INNER STRENGTH AND GLADIATOR POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) POINT BY POINT IS YOUR VIRTUE AND NO ONE HAS YOUR STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE AND DRIVE…….KEEP SMILING SWEETHEART AND HAVE LOT OF FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) IT WILL BE A GREAT MATCH FOR YOU AND ENJOY ALL YOUR GORGEOUS COURT PRESENCE AND BEAUTIFUL SPIKY STRONG TENNIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!; ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART AND MUCHAS GRACIAS FOR BEING SUCH A GORGEOUS GOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GOD BLESS YOU AND HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) TELL RAFAEL AND ROIG THAT WE APPRECIATE HOW LOYAL AND AWESOME THEY BOTH ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) THEY ARE VERY GENUINE AND SINCERE IN THEIR KIND TEAM WORK WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GOOD EVENING SWEETHEART AND VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) IT WILL BE GREAT TIME FOR YOU TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) CONGRATULATIONS SWEETHEART ON EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE YOU AND SENDING LOTS OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS AND VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) : ) : ) : ) : ) ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

  2. Wow! How rapildly things can change. At last, Rafa is hitting the ball more sweetly and muscling his way through this final set. Keep up the intensity!

  3. Can we please have our old format back RNF??? This one takes too long for posts and no like options. Can’t watch Aussie open without my fellow Rafans support. I m already nervous.

    • Rafan, several of us have requested the same from RNF website operators, but so far we’ve been ignored. Looks like they don’t really care. It would be nice if i were to be proved wrong.

      To Rafan website operators:

      PLEASE BRING BACK THE THUMBS UP/DOWN OPTION!!! It’s important as part o tthe interaction we have as Rafa fans.

  4. Rafa looks like a shade of himself out there. Probably because of his opponent’s brilliance. First set is history.

    Clear your head and get stuck into this match Rafa!

  5. De Minaur is inspired and playing with more aggression just like Goffin. Rafa is too defensive and needs to ramp it up.

  6. Well done RBA. Solid all the way through. Now it’s Rafa’s turn. Spain is in the driving seat, but as we know, Rafa will take nothing for granted. Just do it champ!

  7. Jim Courier in the commentary box said: concentration is the absence of irrelevant thoughts. Not asking you and the Spanish Team to concentrate as your ability to focus comes naturally.

    Play with your heart and soul! Think SPAIN! And just do it!

  8. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND LOTS OF FUN PLAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) IT WILL BE A GREAT MATCH FOR YOU AND ENJOY EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE YOU AND VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART AND ENJOY YOUR GORGEOUS FEISTY BEAUTIFUL TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) CI…….CI……..CI………AND WI……….WI……..WI………KEEP GOING AND KEEP SMILING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU HAD SO MANY AMAZING BRIGHT POINTS………POWERFUL FH…….AND BH…………AND GORGEOUS SERVE……………….AND YOUR INSPIRING FORCE IS SO DELIGHTFUL TO WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) IT IS ALL FOR FUN AND YOU MAKE IT VERY VERY SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE GLIDING AND SLIDING AND RUNNING UNBELIEVABLE FORCE FORWARD HEAD ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VERY IMPRESSIVE HOW YOU KEPT UP YOUR INNER DRIVE AND STRENGTH AND KEPT UP YOUR BRILLIANCE AND ENERGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE YOU SWEETHEART AND SENDING LOTS OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS AND VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) HAPPINESS AND FUN ITS ALL ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

  9. Rafa good luck tomorrow vamosssssssss champ 👍🍷🎾❤️😘🇺🇸👍🎾❤️😘🇺🇸👍🎾❤️😘

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