Wimbledon SF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Novak Djokovic?

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be facing each other for the 52nd time in their careers when they meet in the semifinals of Wimbledon on Friday.

Date: July 13, 2018

Match time: Rafa is second match on Center Court. Around 3 PM local time / 10 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 3 PM BST – United Kingdom / 4 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / midnight AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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The pair have faced each other 51 times with Djokovic edging the overall head to head 26-25. They last met at Wimbledon in the 2011 final, when Djokovic won in four sets, while Rafa triumphed in their last meeting at the Rome Masters in May.

Rafa on playing Nole:

There is no one other match in the history of tennis that has been played more than our match. That’s a big thing. We always played in important stages, important places.

It is always a big challenge facing Novak. He is one of the more complex players that I ever saw in our sport. It is always a big test. You know that you can’t win against him if you don’t play very well.

Nole:

I’m really not thinking about being an underdog or being a favourite.

I just try to build the momentum. Obviously I’ve been very pleased with the way I’ve played so far on the grass court season.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

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Wimbledon QF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Juan Martin del Potro?

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro will be facing each other for the 16th time in their careers when they meet in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Date: July 11, 2018

Match time: Rafa is second match on Center Court. Around 3 PM local time / 10 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 3 PM BST – United Kingdom / 4 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / midnight AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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Rafa leads Delpo 10-5 in head-to-head meetings with our champ having thumped the 29-year-old in the French Open semi-finals last month.

Rafa on playing Delpo:

It will be a different match [from the one] that we played in Paris a few weeks ago. I will try to hold my service games most of the time. If I want to beat [Nadal], I have to come to the net very often and play hard with my forehands, with my backhands, and try to take all the chances.

Rafa leads the ATP Race To London for a spot at the ATP Finals.

Our champ has a 34-2 match record on the year, which includes historic 11th titles at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters (d. Nishikori), the Barcelona Open (d. Tsitsipas) and at Roland Garros (d. Thiem). He also lifted his eighth Internazionali BNL d’Italia crown (d. Zverev).

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Source: ATP World Tour

Wimbledon R4: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Jiri Vesely?

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal will take on Jiri Vesely on Monday in the fourth round after the Czech left-hander knocked out No 19 seed Fabio Fognini in a four-set upset.

Date: July 9, 2018

Match time: Rafa is third match on Center Court. Around 5 PM local time / 8 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 5 PM BST – United Kingdom / 6 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 10 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

The pair have played once, which was in Hamburg of 2015, a match our champ won in straight sets.

According to ATP World Tour, Vesely (world No. 93) had not beaten a Top 20 opponent since the second week of the season at the ASB Classic, where he snuck by then-No. 13 Sam Querrey in a third-set tie-break.

Rafa is bidding to reach the round of 16 here for the 2nd straight year and 8th time overall. This is his 13th appearance at Wimbledon and his 53rd Grand Slam overall.

Rafa is also bidding to record his 35th Tour-level match-win of 2018. He is in 3rd place on the list for most Tour-level match-wins this year – behind Thiem (36) and Zverev (36).

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Source: ATP World Tour

Wimbledon R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Alex De Minaur?

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal aims for the fourth round at The Championships on Saturday when he squares off against Australian teenager Alex De Minaur. The pair have never played before.

Date: July 7, 2018

Match time: 1 PM local time / 8 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 1 PM BST – United Kingdom / 2 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 10 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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Rafa on playing Alex:

I know him. He’s good. He’s young. He’s dangerous. Good player. So let’s see. Is a good challenge for me.

Alex on playing Rafa:

It’s an experience I am really looking forward to, playing a legend like he is.

But once I get on court it is going to be just another match. I am going to go out there, compete have fun and leave it all out there.

I have watched him on lot of TV, just like I did with guys like Roger (Federer) and before that ‘Rusty’ (Lleyton Hewitt). It’s amazing that I am out here playing against these guys.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Source: ATP World Tour

Wimbledon R2: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Mikhail Kukushkin?

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal continues his Wimbledon campaign on Thursday when he takes on Mikhail Kukushkin in the second round. The 77th-ranked Kazakh beat Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, improving to 4-1 in main-draw matches on grass in 2018.

Date: July 5, 2018

Match time: 1 PM local time / 8 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 1 PM BST – United Kingdom / 2 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 10 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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The pair have met three times so far in their careers and Rafa has claimed all three wins. Their most recent meeting was at Wimbledon in the third round four years ago, when our champ prevailed 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-1, 6-1.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Source: ATP World Tour

Wimbledon R1: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Dudi Sela?

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will start his Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday against Israeli veteran Dudi Sela, who is currently ranked No 127 in the world rankings.

Date: July 3, 2018

Match time: Rafa is second match on Center Court. Around 3 PM local time / 10 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 3 PM BST – United Kingdom / 4 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / midnight AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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The two players have only met twice during their careers with Rafa winning both. Their first meeting came in 2015 when Rafa knocked him out in straight sets in the last 32 of the Australian Open. They met again last year at the Miami Masters, our champ again winning comfortably in straight sets.

Ten years ago, Rafa survived a furious Federer comeback to win his first of two Wimbledon titles. Our champ reached five finals in as many appearances at Wimbledon from 2006-11. He is one of 12 players in the Open Era to lift the trophy multiple times, capturing glory in 2008 and 2010.

Rafa is 43-10 at Wimbledon and has lost in the first round only once, in 2013 against Belgian Steve Darcis.

Dudi Sela reached the Wimbledon fourth round in 2009 (l. Djokovic) and the third round last year (ret. Dimitrov).

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Source: ATP World Tour

What time does Rafael Nadal play at Hurlingham?

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Rafael Nadal is to warm up for Wimbledon with two exhibition matches at the Aspall Tennis Classic at Hurlingham this week.

The world No. 1 will play this year’s Australian Open semi-finalist  Hyeon Chung on Wednesday before facing Lucas Pouille, a previous Wimbledon quarter-finalist, on Friday – just three days before the SW19 showpiece gets underway.

Here’s the schedule of play at Hurlingham:

Wednesday 27th June (play starts at 2 PM local time)

Maria Sharapova v TBC

Hyeon Chung v Rafael Nadal

Friday 29th June (play starts at 2 PM local time)

Rafael Nadal v Lucas Pouille

Followed by Pablo Carreno Busta v Karen Khachanov

Not before 5:30pm - Bahrami/Rusedski v Philippoussis /Pernfors

Rafa said:

It’s always great to play in front of UK fans so I can’t wait to return.

I’m working hard and this is the perfect way to warm up for Wimbledon.

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Aspall Tennis Classic at Hurlingham, which over the years has become one of the world’s most star-studded tennis exhibitions. This year’s edition takes place from Tuesday, June 26 until Friday, June 29.

Vamos Rafa!