Rafael Nadal will be looking to take another step closer to his 10th Italian Open title on Saturday afternoon. It will be the first meeting between Rafa and 6’11” American Reillly Opelka. The World No. 47 is yet to drop a set this week and has struck 77 aces, compared to just four double faults, across his four wins in the Italian capital.
Date: May 15, 2021
Match time: Not before 1 PM local time / 7 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / noon BST – United Kingdom / 1 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on playing Reilly:
“Reilly is a very tough opponent to play. Super difficult. He has a huge, huge serve. I need to be very focused with my serve and try to give myself some chances on the return… He’s able to play aggressive from the baseline too, so I need to play well. It is going to be a tough one, of course, but it is the semi-finals of a Masters 1000, what can you expect?”
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!