Miami Open QF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Jack Sock?

Rafael Nadal celebrates defeating Nicolas Mahut of France at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 28, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal will play his quarter-final match at the Miami Open against world No. 17 Jack Sock, who eliminated Jared Donaldson, 6-2, 6-1, in 62 minutes.

Date: March 29, 2017

Match time: Not before 9 PM local time / 9 PM EDT –  New York, Montreal /  Thursday 2 AM BST – United Kingdom / Thursday 3 AM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Thursday noon AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa leads the overall head to head 2-0, but Sock has taken a set off Rafa in both their previous meetings.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

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Miami Open R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Philipp Kohlschreiber?

On Sunday, No. 5 seed and four-time Miami Open finalist Rafael Nadal will play the 1,000th match of his career in the third round against Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Date: March 26, 2017

Match time: Around 5 PM local time / 5 PM EDT –  New York, Montreal /  10 PM BST – United Kingdom / 11 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Monday 8 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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Rafa has won 13 of 14 meetings with the German, who defeated our champ the only time on grass in 2012 Halle.

This is Rafa’s 1,000th career ATP World Tour level singles match (821-178). He is the 11th player in the Open Era (since 1968) to reach this milestone.

Kohlschreiber is trying to break an eight-match losing streak vs. Top 10 opponents since his win over No. 7 Berdych (ret.) in Davis Cup 1R tie in March 2016.

Here are the matches they have played against each other:  Continue reading “Miami Open R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Philipp Kohlschreiber?”

Indian Wells R4: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Roger Federer?

On Wednesday, Rafael Nadal will face No. 9 seed Roger Federer in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. It will be their 36th meeting, the second of 2017 – just six weeks after their five-set battle in the Australian Open final.

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Match time: Not before 5 PM local time / 8 PM EDT –  New York, Montreal /  midnight GMT – United Kingdom / Thursday 1 AM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Thursday 11 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa on Federer:

He has the talent to do very difficult things that look easy. He’s able to take the ball very early. Serve and first shot, he creates a lot of winners with that, the two first shots.

Rafa leads the overall head to head 23-12.

Federer has never defeated Rafa in three straight meetings. He won their last two meetings in 2015 Swiss Indoors and 2017 Australian Open finals.

Here are all the matches they have played against each other: Continue reading “Indian Wells R4: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Roger Federer?”

Indian Wells R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Fernando Verdasco?

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Two-times doubles Indian Wells champion Rafael Nadal and his Australian partner Bernard Tomic were beaten 3-6, 7-6(4), 11-9 by Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram in an hour and 32 minutes.

Rafa will turn his attention to the singles, where he is No 5 seed and plays fellow Spanish lefty Fernando Verdasco in the third round on Tuesday. They will meet in the third round of Indian Wells for the second year in a row.

Date: March 14, 2017

Match time: Around 12.30 PM local time / 3.30 PM EST –  New York, Montreal / 7.30 PM GMT – United Kingdom / 8.30 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Wednesday 6.30 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa leads their head-to-head 15-3, but Fernando has won three of the last five meetings, beating our champ on clay in Madrid in 2012, at the Miami Masters in 2015 and at the Australian Open in 2016. Fernando opened his Indian Wells Masters campaign with a 7-6(5), 6-1 victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Here are the matches Rafa and Fer have played against each other: 

Continue reading “Indian Wells R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Fernando Verdasco?”

Indian Wells R2: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Guido Pella?

World No. 6 Rafael Nadal begins his campaign for a fourth Indian Wells Masters 1000 Series title against left-hander Guido Pella on Sunday. They have never played before.

Photo: BNP Paribas Open

Date: March 12, 2017

Match time: Around 12.30 PM local time / 3.30 PM EST –  New York, Montreal / 7.30 PM GMT – United Kingdom / 8.30 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Monday 6.30 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa is coming off a runner-up in Acapulco (l. to Querrey) on March 4 and he’s trying to capture his first title on hard courts since 2014 Doha. He’s played in 30 hard court tournaments since then. Pella is looking to reach the 3R for the second straight year. He is 1-4 lifetime against Top 10 foes.

• Tournament Note: Three-time champion (48-9 record) is making his 12th straight appearance and 13 overall. Has reached QFs-better in 10 of 12 visits, except 2004 debut and 2014 (l. in 3R both times). Also runner-up in 2011 (l to Djokovic) and SF five times, including last year (l. to No. 1 Djokovic). Won doubles titles in 2010 & 2012 (w/M. Lopez).

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Source: ATP World Tour

Mexican Open Final: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Sam Querrey in Acapulco?

Two-time Acapulco champion Rafael Nadal will play Sam Querrey (world No. 40) in Saturday’s final. The American defeated sixth seed Nick Kyrgios 3-6, 6-1, 7-5.

A win would gave Rafa his first hard-court title since the Qatar Open in January 2014.

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Croatia's Marini Cilic during a semifinal match of the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)
Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Croatia’s Marini Cilic during a semifinal match of the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

Date: March 4, 2017

Match time: Not before 9 PM local time / 10 PM EST –  New York, Montreal / Sunday 3 AM United Kingdom / Sunday 4 AM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Sunday 2 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa on playing Querrey:

Sam is playing great, beating Goffin and Thiem. He’ll be coming into the match with a lot of confidence.

Querrey on playing Rafa:

It does not get any easier tomorrow, it will be the toughest test. I played great today, but I need to play even better tomorrow to beat Nadal.

Rafa has dominated his FedEx ATP Head2Head with Querrey 4-0, including a win last May at the Mutua Madrid Open.

  • Rafa is bidding to become 5th player with 70+ ATP World Tour titles (Connors 109, Lendl 94, Federer 89, McEnroe 77)
  • He played 29 hard-court tournaments and 5 hard-court finals since last hard-court title at 2014 Doha
  • He owns 59-8 lifetime record against American opponents with 16 straight wins since 2011 Cincinnati QF (l. to Fish)

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Source: ATP World Tour

Mexican Open SF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Marin Cilic in Acapulco?

On Friday, Rafael Nadal will play third-seeded Marin Cilic in the semifinal at the 2017 Mexican Open. The Croatian advanced to the final four without hitting a ball as scheduled opponent Steve Johnson was forced to withdraw with ankle injury.

Tennis - Mexican Open - Men's Singles - Quarter-Final - Acapulco, Mexico- 02/03/17. Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan. REUTERS/Henry Romero
REUTERS/Henry Romero

Date: March 3, 2017

Match time: Not before 6 PM local time / 7 PM EST –  New York, Montreal / midnight – United Kingdom / Saturday 1 AM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Saturday 11 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Rafa on facing Marin:

He’s one of the toughest rivals in the world, he has a great serve and is very aggressive. I will have to play so much better than today if I want to have a shot.

It’s a big match. I hope to be prepared for it. (via AP)

The two-time tournament champion leads the series against Marin 3-1, but they haven’t played since the Basel quarterfinals in 2015, when Rafa won 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!