Rafael Nadal will play his next match at the tournament in Rome against Dusan Lajovic. How will this fight go for the Spaniard? – read our forecast.
Lajovich finally improved his game and started winning. Before these competitions, the Serb looked bad enough and lost to everyone who could. For example, last week in Kitzbühel the Balkan could not cope with the German Hanfmann (6-4, 3-6, 4-6).
Before the start of the tournament in Rome, no one believed in the representative of Serbia. He was predicted a quick defeat. Moreover, he should have done this already in the first round. But Lajovich unexpectedly beat Alejandro Davidovich. In the second fight, Dusan surprised even more. This time he defeated Milos Raonic (7-6, 4-6, 6-2).
Nadal’s return was even better than everyone expected. In his first match in this tournament, he defeated compatriot Carreno-Busta. For the entire fight, Pablo managed to win only two games. But he is now in good shape, since a week ago he reached the semifinals of US Open.
Looks like Nadal missed tennis. He did not play on US Open, so he will try to catch up on clay. And of course, Rafa will once again try to win all clay competitions in which he will take part.
In face-to-face meetings, the score is 2-0 in favor of Nadal.
Lajovich won four matches on clay this year. Nadal is alone.
In 5 out of 6 games played between these players, the Serbian tennis player has not won more than two games.
Let’s be realistic – in this meeting, Lajovich has practically no chance of success. Moreover, he probably will not be able to avoid defeat. Nadal will bite into every ball, every point, and will not give anything to the opponent just like that. Dushanu needs to be played without mistakes, and only then can he not fall face down in the mud. But now he is not ready for this,
In the match against Raonic, Lajovich won only 64% of the balls on his serve and allowed the opponent to break three times. In the confrontation with Rafa, these statistics will be much worse, so it is unlikely that Dusan will avoid defeat. We are waiting for the Spaniard’s confident victory.
Our forecast – total under 18.5 games for 1.70 odds in BC Vinline