Australian Open R2: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Yannick Hanfmann?

World No. 6 Rafael Nadal continues his Australian Open campaign when he meets Yannick Hanfmann in the second round on Wednesday.

Date: January 19, 2022

Match time: Rafa is third match on Rod Laver. Around 2 PM AEDT local time / 10 PM EST – New York, Montreal / 3 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 4 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy.  To convert to your local time, use this website.

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The two have played once before, with Rafa leading 1-0 in head-to-head. Last time they met at the 2019 French Open where Rafa won in straight sets.

Hanfmann came through qualifying to enter the main draw. He won his first Grand Slam match against Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-2, 6-3, 6-2,

The 2009 Australian Open champion is attempting to become just the second man behind Novak Djokovic to win all four majors at least twice. He is also trying to become the third man in the Open Era to win the Australian Open after turning 35 after Roger Federer and Ken Rosewall.



  1. As a rule of thumb, I check multiple sources whenever Rafa is in competition. I mean anything can happen.

    Rumor has it that the Quokka who agreed to Rafa’s request for a selfie in 2020, when Rafa visited, is on his way to the AO along with all his kids who are also fans of Rafa. I hope the koalas don’t start a scene.

  2. A fit~ healthy Rafa has as much chance to win this as anyone of the players ~ Rafa looks pretty fit & healthy to me so why not! Novax will have to Yesvax unless he wants to end his career~Best Wishes~love & prayers to Rafa ! ❤🙏🏼

  3. Rafa Buena Suerte. You will do this, play to suit you and not the opponent. Let him know your are a World no.1 and GOAT.

  4. Best of luck to Rafa. We know how brave, focused and good he is so let’s take one match at a time. 🇪🇸⭐️☘️

  5. good luck rafa

    rafa is very vulnerable and has a terrible draw. I see him winning this one but its going to be hard against kachanov, hurkacz he can lose against either one of them

    • I believe Rafa would have pulled out of the AO if he thought he had no chance of doing well.

      With Novax, it was a difficult draw. Novax is gone. Still a tough draw…

      I’m sure Rafa will give it his all, and I am being optimistic because why not?

  6. Best of luck in round two, Rafa. Watching A. Murray and F. A. Aliassime win epic matches, you are
    so right, Rafa. The AO is bigger than any one player.👏👍💪🤛🍀🎾❤️

    • Epic indeed, Isabel. I was watching Andy vs N. Basilashvili on TV and FAA vs E. Ruusuvuori on my iPad. 😱😱 I am happy Andy and FAA won.🙏 They almost did it at the same time.

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