In a rematch of one of the best men’s Grand Slam matches of recent years, Rafael Nadal faces Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Date: January 29, 2020
Match time: 7:30 PM local time / 3:30 AM EST – New York, Montreal / 8:30 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 9:30 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa and Domi have played 13 times before, including twice in the final of the French Open in 2018-19. But 12 of those 13 matches have come on clay.
The last time they played one another on hard court, they produced one of the most memorable Grand Slam matches of recent memory. In the 2018 US Open quarter-finals, both men ripped the cover off the ball for four hours and 49 minutes, with Rafa ultimately triumphing in a fifth-set tie-break.
Rafa on playing Domi:
I expect a very tough match. He’s playing well. I saw him play Monday against Gael Monfils. He was playing a very high level [of] tennis. We know each other well. He’s a player who I like a lot, the way that he works, the way that he plays, and the way that he tries his best always. It’s a match that is going to be a tough one, but it will be interesting.
I am excited to play this quarter-final against Dominic. I know I have to be at my best to have chances. I think I am moving in the right direction. Every day I’m playing a little bit better.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Theim is playing too good.
Oh no! Rafa likes to suffer too much. Just when i thought there was hope, Rafa continues to play into Thiems hands. What next?
Please God help us , help our rafa
He is A monster
He is Back
Is he? Wow… from holding break points, to getting his serve broken straight away.
Aw shucks. This is why I love Rafa! You can guarantee that fighting spirit!
Baby steps champ… hold your serve going forward.
Win or lose, I’m proud of my champion Rafael Nadal!
Vamos! Match back on!
One miracle happened with Federer yesterday can another one happen today with Rafa???
Now won’t that be amazing!!
Ok Australian open is over for me. But French open is just around the corner. And Rafa didn’t have to retire in the tournament which is a positive.
PLEASE RAFA, TRY TO GRAB THIS SET BEFORE IT GOES TO A TIE BREAK LOTTERY.
Do we need a reality check maybe? Rafa wins so much that when it seems he may lose, we start running for the hills:):)
This is what Rafa usually makes everyone else feel… maybe except Djoker fans:):):)
Always with you champ!!
this is like a horror movie. Really scary
I still believe he can make a comeback but it depends on how much he wants this title..Go Rafa
It’s not over until it’s over
Baby steps. Keep him running. You can do it Champ!
game over for rafa thiem is now fired up and will win easily. Can not believed that nadal squashed a break in the first and second set
Well Rafa came back from 2 sets down in Wimbledon against muller. He lost the match eventually but in five sets, not without a fight. Rafa can do it. Please God help us
This really is frustrating. I wouldn’t mind if he’d lost the first 2 sets because Dominic was playing brilliantly, but he’s thrown them both away.
RESET. RESET. RESET! Please champ find a way.
Well if we know Rafa, there will be a fightback. But the question is, how will Thiem respond? He’s definitely steadier today than our champ Rafa.
Sigh… looks like Rafa has one foot firmly out of the Australian Open:):)
There’s nothing worse than this sinking feeling….
True! Feeling so helpless, totally gutted
MATCH OVER! 😱
P,ease help me
HAHA don’t watch, just check the scores.
Deep breathing, Rafan. Come on Rafa. Keep your nerves at bay. Reset to win it. Vamos Rafa.