Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev Betting Tips & Predictions, as top seed Rafael Nadal takes on defending champion Alexander Zverev on Monday night.
Rafael Nadal picked up an abdominal injury at last week’s Paris Maters which forced him to pull out ahead of his semi-final match. The Spaniard is optimistic of playing here this week, however, and if he can remain fit he’s more than capable of winning this title for the first time. Nadal has been in terrific form again this year, winning four titles so far this season. That includes winning two grand slams, including his 12th French Open, and two Masters 1000s. Nadal also regained the world number one ranking this past week, and a good run this week will see the Spaniard earn the year-end number one ranking for the 5th time in his career. Will Rafael Nadal be fit enough to be at his best this week?
Defending champion Alexander Zverev will be looking to get his 2019 campaign off to the perfect start in this match, as he looks to get the better of Rafael Nadal for the first time. It’s been a really rocky season so far the German ace, and he’s lacked confidence at times throughout the year, which has led to problems particularly with his serve. However, Zverev has had an upturn in form over the last couple of months. The German ace reached a semi-final and final during the Asian swing, and he rediscovered some of his best tennis during that period. Zverev will also be looking to successfully defend his title this week, and that should bring out the best of him. Can Alexander Zverev win a 4th successive ATP Finals match?
Will Rafael Nadal once again get the better of his German opponent, or can Alexander Zverev take advantage of the Spaniard’s recent injury problems to pick up his first win of the 2019 ATP Finals?
Alexander Zverev is undoubtedly one of the best players in the world when’s he firing on all cylinders, as he proved here last season. The German ace beat both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer en route to the title twelve months ago, and so he clearly has the game to beat the best. This is also Rafael Nadal’s worst surface, and with their being injury concerns surrounding the Spaniard right now, Zverev won’t ever have a better chance to beat him. Of their previous 5 meetings, 3 also went to a deciding set.
These two have had a few closely contested matches over the years, including their most recent meeting in Rome last year. As mentioned above, 3 of their 5 previous encounters went to a deciding set. Of their 3 previous best-of-three-set matches, 2 of them featured over 21 games. Alexander Zverev’s matches at this tournament have also been closely contested in recent years, with 6 of his 8 career matches at the ATP Finals having featured 22 games or more. Rafael Nadal’s sole match at this tournament in recent years also featured comfortably more than 21 games.