Rafael Nadal (@1.44) vs Alexander Zverev (@2.8)

Our Prediction:

Rafael Nadal will win

Rafael Nadal – Alexander Zverev Match Prediction | 11-11-2019 15:00

Germany leads the H2H 10-6, and the most recent meeting between these two nations ended 4-1 in favor of Germany in 2014 (at Fraport Arena, Frankfurt, Germany). Zverev probably would not be feeling as much pressure as Rafael Nadal knowing a defeat here wont be a huge blow for the visitors as they still have one more chance to secure the progression (fifth rubber). Alexander Zverev faces a daunting task in his bid to become only the second player to beat Rafael Nadal on clay since the start of 2017 season. The dominant straight sets win over David Ferrer on Friday was Alexander Zverevs third straight win in the Davis Cup. Before 2018, he had played four matches in this competition but could win just one match, against Arthur De Greef in 2017. The Spaniard has played 26 matches on clay in this period with his only defeat coming against Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinal of Rome Masters.

Damian: The Italian played just one match post Wimbledon because of an injury he got in practice yet came out firing in New York and defeated in-form Richard Gasquet in the first round. Thompson is a very good all-round player but Berrettini has a much higher ceiling and if he can get his serve and forehand combination going, the Australian will get blown off the court.

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Ill do everything I can to recover and well see tomorrow how it goes.said Zverev, who knows his chances are limited. However, the German was barely in the match and lost in straight sets fairly easily to fall to 0-4 against the No.1 seed. Theres not much you need to say about him [Rafa]. Zverev has bounced back from that loss incredibly well and could be primed to make a huge statement heading into the French Open if he can pull off the shock win here. Hes won so many tournaments on this surface, won the French Open 10 times, so Im definitely not the favourite in this matchup, but hopefully Ill be ready for it. The Davis Cup match earlier in the year seemed a match prime for an upset with Nadal beginning his return from injury.

Alexander Zverev

Nadal, top seed in Rome, began his tournament in the second round against Damir Dzumhur. He then overcame some spirited early resistance from Denis Shapovalov to avenge the loss he took from the Canadian in Montreal last year, 6-4 6-1. Nadal then recovered from dropping the opening set against Fognini to win in three, 4-6 6-1 6-2. The Spaniard put the disappointment of his defeat to Thiem in Madrid behind him with a thumping win in which he dropped just one game.

The most important games were played at the 2017 Australian Open, where Zverev has reached the quarterfinals, where he succumbed to that edition champion, Roger Federer. The start of the season did not bring good results for the athlete from Germany, each a victory in the Brisbane and Sydney tournaments, ahead of Alex De Minaur (257 ATP) and Nicolas Almagro (ATP 56). Before this result, managed Mischa surprise tournament in step 8-IMIL finals, 3-1 sets against the world number one Andy Murray (7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4).

After the Australian Open final lost 3-2 in sets against the eternal rival, Roger Federer, Rafa took a break from competitions ATP. Priors grand slam in Melbourne, he played in the tournament in Brisbane, where he was defeated by defending champion of that tournament, at the time, Milos Raonic (6-4, 3-6, 4-6 ), one in front of which had to make it up a few days later when they won 3-0 (6-4, 7-6, 6-4) sets in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

If Rafa competes and wins at least 2 matches in the Round Robin he will put a lot of pressure on Djokovic that to regain his world no.1 status should win the competition. The King of Clay looked in a great position to end the year at the top of the ranking ahead of the Bercy. However, his injury and the fact that Djokovic won the ATP1000 showing a great form is making things tricky for the Mallorcan. Rafa is also battling with Novak Djokovic for the year-end world no.1.

In the first match, two years ago in Indian Wells, Zverev came close to scoring what would have been a memorable win in the round of 16. But so far a win against Nadal has eluded him, despite the German having had four cracks at him. Zverev has wins against Federer and Djokovic, indeed, hes beaten both in Masters 1000 finals. He took the first set on a tiebreak and came to within a point of victory in the decider, but ultimately fell 7-6 0-6 5-7.

Tiafoe has more arguments than the Moldovan and he might be able to throw the racket of out Zverevs hand. Damian: The German had brief spells of brilliance against Radu Albot but his game is still nowhere to be found. Toss-up. The sixth-seed will probably need to resort to pushing from behind the baseline and its on the American whether he can take advantage.

Alexander Zverev pushed Rafael Nadal all the way in their first two meetings at the Indian Wells and Australian Open (Nadal leads H2H 3-0), but Nadal secured a thumping win in their recent and only clay court meeting, 6-1 6-1, at Monte Carlo in 2017. The tennis predictions on Tennis-picks.net offer profitable daily predictions and previews with in depth analysis for both WTA and ATP matches.

2, Rafael Nadal taking on the reigning Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters champion, Fabio Fognini. The headline match is arguably the defending champion and the current World No. Quarterfinal day here at the Montreal Rogers Cup means that we are edging closer and closer to the business end of the tournament. Other notable players in action are the second seed, Dominic Thiem, and the World No.7 Alexander Zverev.