Nadal vs. Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek to reach an ATP World Tour final since Nicholas Kalogeropoulos in 1973. The 19-year-old, who is yet to drop a set in the tournament, is the youngest player to reach the championship match in Barcelona since Rafael Nadal in 2005. Looking now at Tsitsipas’ campaign on this event, the Greek teenager reaches this stage of the competition after an impressive 7 – 5 6 – 3 win over 5th seed Pablo Carreno Busta.
Rafael Nadal booked a place in the Barcelona Open final for the 11th time in his career after a straight-sets victory against David Goffin. The 10-time champion has won 44 consecutive sets on clay, extending his own record on this surface. Adding to this, Nadal claimed his 400th career win on red dirt this Saturday, improving his overall record on this surface to 400 – 35. Despite slow start, Nadal won 12 of the final 14 games with an outstanding 3.13 winners / unforced errors ratio.
The bookmakers expect a straightforward win from Nadal with the defending champion as the heavy favourite to win this match at 1/20 at 5Dimes. Known for having the heaviest topspin forehand in tennis history, Nadal has always been extremely successful throughout his career against one-handed backhand players on clay. On the other hand, Tsitsipas only won 50.00% of the matches played against left-handed opponents. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to place a bet on the Under 18 at 93/100 at green listed bookmaker Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this final.
Best Play: Under 18 at 93/100 at Pinnacle