The action continues in Madrid with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic fighting this Saturday for a place at the Mutua Madrid Open Final. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
Nadal vs. Djokovic
Playing in Madrid brings great memories to Novak Djokovic with the Serbian looking for his 3rd career title on this tournament. Despite his lack of success in recent months, Djokovic can never be underestimated. Looking now at Novak’s campaign on this event, the defending champion moved into the Mutua Madrid Open semi-finals after Kei Nishikori’s withdrawal due to a wrist injury.
Rafael Nadal remains undefeated on clay this season. After winning the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and the Barcelona Open, Nadal is now just two wins away from lifting the trophy in Madrid for the 4th time in his career since this tournaments is played on red dirt. Despite not playing his best tennis against Fabio Fognini in the opening round, Nadal raised the level of his game in the following two matches against Nick Kyrgios and David Goffin.
This will be the 50th career meeting between these two players with Djokovic winning 53.06% of their previous encounters. Even though Nadal is an absolute monster on clay, Novak won four of their last five matches on red dirt. With this in mind, the value is definitely on the Serbian at 99/50 at Pinnacle while Bet365 offers 11/25 for Nadal’s victory.