Mexican Open SF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Daniil Medvedev in Acapulco?

Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev will meet again on Friday, this time in the Acapulco semifinals.

Rafa leads Medvedev in their head-to-head, 4-1, but their last four meetings have gone the absolute distance, including a 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 victory for our champion 25 days ago in the Australian Open final.

Date: February 25, 2022

Match time: Not before 10 PM local time / 11 PM EST –  New York, Montreal / Saturday 4 AM GMT – United Kingdom / Friday 5 AM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Saturday 3 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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Daniil on playing Rafa:

“It’s always special to play against him. And kind of a chance to get my revenge. Have to learn from the best, Rafa, Roger, Novak and Andy, always when they were losing a tough fight they were trying to get their revenge. Sometimes they managed to do it and sometimes not – that’s what I’m going to try to do if I play Rafa.”

Rafa on playing Daniil:

“Everybody knows how difficult it is to play against Daniil. I have to play at my highest level if I want to have a chance. It’s going to be another battle. He’s playing well, with confidence, No. 1 right now, so I’m excited to play that match.”

Rafa is undefeated so far in 2022, with a career-best 13-0 start to his season. He has titles from the Melbourne 250 event and the Australian Open to show for his efforts.



  1. Although he is not looking On number one ranking but his results show that he could well be Number one again…come on Rafa Play this beast style of play Throughout the year

    • Rafa I believe that he is now unstoppable and keeps going I was so pleased that he won again let’s see if it is third trophy 🏆 in a row go Rafa

      • Yes, Rafa won again.👏😊 He beat the new best player in tennis.😉
        Cheering for him to win tomorrow and have a solid season injury free.🙏

  2. I have confidence in you Rafa. I have watched you since you were a teenager.You are the best ever and the most humble person I have ever seen.Good Luck Rafa! You definitely can beat him again. I was a nervous wreck watching that last match you played against Medvedev, but when you won, it was the best feeling ever!!! The best of luck to you!

    • Ready set go Rafa … I won’t lie it’s not going to be easy the humidity the best out of three will all favor Daniil but I will never give up on Rafa! ❤❤🙏🏼🙏🏼& best of luck! Vamos Rafa!

  3. Rafa is game ready , tested and excited to play . The crowd will be rooting loudly for Rafa and I believe he will win and perhaps convincingly as that is my hope . I would love for Rafa to get this trophy and get to #1 before years end . Vamos Rafa 2022 Mexican Open !

  4. Well it’s a 4am alarm call for me in the UK. Always worth it for Rafa but at least it’s the weekend and can catch up on sleep. Vamos Rafa – you beat him a few weeks ago – just don’t go.losing the 1st two sets again as its the best of 3. Lol

  5. Rafa, you always amaze us with your supreme sportsmanship. A true tennis champion, an intelligent player,
    A fine human being. We will be rooting for you for your next match against Daniil Medvedev. It will be exciting to watch you both. Vamos, Rafa‼️🇪🇸 ❤️👍🎾

  6. Wow…grind and grit!!! I hope your energy is at top notch, M ind over matter today. You will as always do your best. Vamos.

  7. Rafa te deseo lo mejor para este partido, duro rival, pero confianza en ti que sabrás cómo jugar, ADRLANTE!!! RAFA

  8. According to the “Match time” paragraph above the match will be held on both Wednesday and Saturday! That will be tough to pull off.

    Go Rafa!

  9. Good job Rafa. Paul made it tricky for you in a super sweaty second set, but you showed grit as always. Schoolboy error to not bring spare shoes, so be better prepared against Medvedev. Good luck.

  10. Lucky 13, Rafa. Congrats on the victory, and all the best in the next round💪👍👏🤛🍀🎾❤️

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