Madrid Open R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Alexei Popyrin?

On Thursday, five-time champion Rafael Nadal will face Aussie Alexei Popyrin in the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open. The 21-year-old, who lifted his first ATP Tour trophy earlier this year in Singapore, is 1-6 against Top 10 opponents. 

Date: May 6, 2021

Match time: Not before 3 PM local time / 9 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal /  2 PM BST – United Kingdom / 3 PM  CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 11 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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Rafa on playing Alexei:

“He has a huge serve, great forehand, young… Another tough opponent. But here we are in Masters 1000, so we can’t expect another thing.

I hope to be ready to play well. That’s what I am going to need every single day if I want to have chances to keep playing. Tomorrow is another tough battle. I hope to be ready.”



  1. Wonderful to see you Rafa abs wishing you continued success la Caja Magica . You are magical and amazing to me..🎾👟❤️✴️💯

  2. What a lovely day, when two generations of Spanish tennis played . There was such an atmosphere, wonderful respect between Rafa and Carlos. Rafa still reigns but it is good to see an emerging talent to continue the legacy of Spanish tennis.
    Rafa is his role model and Carlos must have good parents who passed on sound values.
    Real Madrid didn’t follow Rafa’s success and are out of the champions league, well beaten on aggregate.
    Rafa looks strong and confident.
    Keep ticking over Rafa and take time to rest too. Best of luck v Popyrin, 🇪🇸🌟🍀

  3. Good luck Rafa vamosssssss all the way you are playing very well remember you are the King of Clay 💪💪💪💪💪💪😘❤️👍🇺🇸

  4. Play like you today and you will be unbeatable on any service and any opponent . But as you always say , one at a time .

  5. More magic in La Caja Magica for you, Rafael Nadal. Great win today-all the best tomorrow👏🤛👍💪🍀🎾❤️

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