Todays tennis prediction for Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev
Rafael Nadal will play against Daniil Medvedev in the Next Gen ATP Finals and we got Today’s tennis prediction for the tournament. The game is on Wednesday, 13 November and will not start before 14:00 UK.
Rafael Nadal world number 1 shocked the tennis world by losing his first match in London from Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6. Nadal was the favorite but the Spanish don’t even win a set and it was obvious that he is the weaker player for the first minute. Rafa retired on the Masters in Paris and doesn’t even play in the ½ final against Denis Shapovalov and we see that 10 days later he is not even close to his form which he showed in the US Open.
In New York, Nadal was dominant and beat John Millman and Hyeon Chung without losing a set. Then he lost set in the 4th round against Marin Cilic but won the other sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-2. In the ¼ final against Diego Schwartzman and in the ½ final against Matteo Berrettini, Rafa again beat both his opponents without losing a set. In the final, he played against his next opponent and after winning the first two sets, Medvedev won the next two and in the end, the Matador grab the title after 6-4 in the final set.
Daniil Medvedev world number 4 also started surprisingly the tournament in London with a loss from Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7, 4-6. Before that game, the Russian had 5 wins in a row against the Greek but that series ended on Monday. This was Daniil’s second loss in a row after he was beaten in his first match on the Masters in Paris in the 2nd round from Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 2-6, 4-6. Before that Medvedev was in series of 9 victories in a row and won the titles in St. Petersburg and on the Shanghai Masters.
Nadal and Medvedev played twice this year and the Spanish won both matches. Their first clash was for the title in Montreal and Rafa won 6-3, 6-0. We talked about their clash in the final in New York where the Spanish ended up with the victory. Whoever loses that match will have no chance to advance to the ½ finals. Medvedev is favorite because Nadal is not healthy and I think that Daniil will beat world number 1 because of that. Today’s tennis prediction: Daniil Medvedev to win