World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will take on tricky Italian Fabio Fognini for a spot in the Australian Open quarterfinals on Monday afternoon.
Date: February 15, 2021
Match time: Rafa is third match on Rod Laver. Not before 3 PM AEDT local time / 11 PM EST – New York, Montreal / 4 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 5 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa leads Fognini 12-4 overall, though in the pair’s last major meeting, the Italian defeated Rafa in the third round of the 2015 US Open by rallying from two sets down—the first to upstage Rafa from that position.
|2019||ATP Masters 1000 Canada|
|Outdoor Hard||QF||Rafael Nadal||26 61 62|
|2019||ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo|
|Outdoor Clay||SF||Fabio Fognini||64 62|
|2018||ATP Masters 1000 Rome|
|Outdoor Clay||QF||Rafael Nadal||46 61 62|
|2017||ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai|
|Outdoor Hard||R16||Rafael Nadal||63 61|
|2017||ATP Masters 1000 Madrid|
|Outdoor Clay||R32||Rafael Nadal||763 36 64|
|2017||ATP Masters 1000 Miami|
|Outdoor Hard||SF||Rafael Nadal||61 75|
|Outdoor Clay||QF||Rafael Nadal||62 761|
|Outdoor Hard||SF||Rafael Nadal||75 63|
|Outdoor Hard||R32||Fabio Fognini||36 46 64 63 64|
|Outdoor Clay||F||Rafael Nadal||75 75|
|Outdoor Clay||R16||Fabio Fognini||64 766|
|2015||Rio de Janeiro|
|Outdoor Clay||SF||Fabio Fognini||16 62 75|
|2014||ATP Masters 1000 Miami|
|Outdoor Hard||R16||Rafael Nadal||62 62|
|Outdoor Hard||QF||Rafael Nadal||26 64 61|
|Outdoor Clay||R32||Rafael Nadal||765 64 64|
|2013||ATP Masters 1000 Rome|
|Outdoor Clay||R32||Rafael Nadal||61 63|
Rafa on playing Fabio:
“He’s one of the most talented players on Tour with a lot of amazing things. When he’s playing well, he’s one of the most dangerous opponents on Tour without a doubt. He had an amazing victory against a great opponent [in De Minaur], so [it] will be a very tough match. I hope to be ready for it.”
Fabio on facing Rafa:
“I’m really looking forward, trying to be ready again for a great match in front of me. I mean, have a really good friend. I have one of the best players in the world.”
Rafa, a 20-time major champion, is bidding to become the first man in the Open Era – and only the third man in history – to win each of the four Grand Slam championship singles trophies twice. Australians Roy Emerson and Rod Laver are the only players to have won each major on two or more occasions.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!