Australian Open R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Alexander Zverev?

2009 champ Rafael Nadal will continue his Australian Open campaign when he takes the court against rising German star Alexander Zverev (currently ranked 24 in the world) on Saturday.

Rafael Nadal of Spain looks on in his second round match against Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus on day four of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Jan. 18, 2017 - Source: Scott Barbour/Getty Images AsiaPac)
Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Date: January 21, 2017

Match time: Rafa is third match on Rod Laver Arena. Approximately 3 PM local time / 11 PM EST (Friday night) –  New York, Montreal / 4 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 5 AM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa on playing Sascha Zverev:

It will be a high quality match. He’s a potential Grand Slam winner and a big talent. He’s improving in every moment. He’s a player that can be a future world No.1 so it will be a big challenge for me. I’ll need to play my best.

Rafa and Zverev will be facing each other for the second time. When they met in Indian Wells last year, our champ saved one match point in a 6-7(8), 6-0, 7-5 win. Zverev had led 5-2 in the deciding set.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Australian Open R2: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Marcos Baghdatis?

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 17: Sweat drips off the nose of Rafael Nadal of Spain in his first round match against Florian Mayer of Germany on day two of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

On Thursday, fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will face 2006 finalist Marcos Baghdatis in the second round of the Australian Open.

Date: January 19, 2017

Match time: It’s the second evening match of the day and follows the conclusion of Serena Williams’ second round duel with Lucie Safarova. Approximately 8.30 PM local time / 4.30 AM EST –  New York, Montreal / 9.30 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 10.30 AM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa has won eight of nine meetings with the Cypriot. The pair last met back in 2015 at the Stuttgart Open where our champ beat his rival in a thrilling three-setter.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Australian Open R1: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Florian Mayer?

Rafael Nadal of Spain signs a string for the oversized raquet during a Kia Key handover ceremony at Garden Square in Melbourne Park January 15, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Jan. 14, 2017 - Source: Daniel Pockett/Getty Images AsiaPac)
Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal, the 2009 champion and seeded ninth this year, will play German Florian Mayer (currently ranked 49 in the world) in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Date: January 17, 2017

Match time: Rafa is third match on Rod Laver Arena. Approximately 3 PM local time / 11 PM EST (Monday night) –  New York, Montreal / 4 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 5 AM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa and Florian will be facing each other for the third time. The head-to-head series is tied 1-1, but they have not faced each other since 2012, when Rafa got the job done 6-1, 7-5 on the clay courts in Rome.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Brisbane QF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Milos Raonic?

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand during his quarter final match against Mischa Zverev of Germany during day five of the 2017 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 5, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal plays a forehand during his quarter final match against Mischa Zverev of Germany during day five of the 2017 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 5, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal will meet Milos Raonic on Friday for a place in the semi-finals of the Brisbane International.

Date: January 6, 2017

Match time: 7 PM local time / 4 AM EST –  New York, Montreal / 9 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 10 AM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 8 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa on playing Milos Raonic:

It’s going to be a very hard match (against Raonic).

He likes this court so much, having won the final last year and playing well in other years. He had a fantastic year last year.

This marks the eighth time that Rafa and Milos will meet on the professional tour. The Canadian has a 1-6 record against our champ with no meetings last year after they had split the result of two encounters the year before. Milos’s only win was on hardcourts in the Indian Wells Masters in 2015.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour

Brisbane R2: When does Rafael Nadal play against Mischa Zverev?

Rafa Nadal is making his first-ever appearance at the Brisbane International – Australian Open Series, so it was no surprise that the public showed up in droves on Day 2 for his debut practice. Photo: Tennis Photo Network / Brisbane International
Photo: Tennis Photo Network / Brisbane International

On Thursday, Rafael Nadal will play his second round match at the Brisbane International against Mischa Zverev (No. 51), whom he has never encountered previously on the professional tour. The German enjoyed his strongest season to date, rising 121 spots to finish the year ranked No.51, his highest in seven years.

Date: January 5, 2017

Match time: Approximately 8.30 PM local time / 5.30 AM EST –  New York, Montreal / 10.30 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 11.30 AM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9.30 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa on playing Mischa Zverev:

He’s an offensive player with a great serve, good volley.

It will be important to be very focused with my serve, when I’m serving, try to be very… aggressive.

I cannot let him play comfortably, because if not, I will be in trouble because he goes to the net frequently.

Last year, the 29-year-old German stalwart knocked out Stan Wawrinka in quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors to record the biggest win of his career. It was his fifth Top 10 win and first since 2010 Shanghai (d. No. 6 Nikolay Davydenko).

Source: ATP World Tour

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Brisbane R1: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Alexandr Dolgopolov?

Fans gather around Rafael Nadal of Spain as he arrives on day two of the 2017 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 2, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Jan. 1, 2017 - Source: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images AsiaPac)
Fans gather around Rafael Nadal of Spain as he arrives on day two of the 2017 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 2, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Jan. 1, 2017 – Source: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Flat-hitting Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov is Rafael Nadal’s first-round opponent at the Brisbane International.

Date: January 3, 2017

Match time: Approximately 8.30 PM local time / 5.30 AM EST –  New York, Montreal / 10.30 AM GMT – United Kingdom / 11.30 AM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9.30 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa:

I’m looking forward to competing and to see the great centre court that everybody, all the players, say is so special. This year I decided to be here in Australia; I have a good connection with the people here in Australia.

I like to know different places. It’s true that Doha worked well for me in the past, but here in Brisbane is something that probably will help me to adapt quicker to the Australian conditions that are always a little bit tougher in terms of weather.

Rafa leads the pair’s head-to-head ledger 5-2 but Dolgopolov claimed their two most recent encounters – at Indian wells in 2014 and Queen’s Club in 2015. Continue reading “Brisbane R1: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Alexandr Dolgopolov?”

Shanghai Masters R2: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Viktor Troicki?

On Wednesday, fourth seed Rafael Nadal will open his Shanghai Masters campaign against Viktor Troicki, who claimed an opening-round win over qualifier Lukas Rosol 6-2, 6-4.

Photo: Shanghai Rolex Masters
Photo: Shanghai Rolex Masters

Date: October 12, 2016

Match time: Not before 6 PM local time / 6 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 11 AM BST – United Kingdom / Noon  CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 9 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Our champ has an unbeaten 5-0 record against 31st-ranked Troicki. They haven’t met on hard courts since 2010 when the Serbian player won his first and only set from Rafa.

Rafa has posted a very solid 39-13 record in 2016 and won two singles tournaments—the Barcelona Open and the Monte-Carlo Masters.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Source: ATP World Tour