Rafael Nadal in the previous match at the ATP Cup quite unexpectedly lost to David Goffin. January 11, the Spaniard in the semifinals of the competition will play with Alex De Minaur. What will be the upcoming match? – read in our prediction.
Nadal also lost his match in the quarterfinals of the ATP Cup. The first racket of the world quite unexpectedly in two sets lost to David Goffin (4-6, 6-7). Rafa did not succeed much in the game against the Belgian tennis player. In particular, of the ten earned break points, the Spaniard sold only two. At the same time, Nadal himself lost his serve to the opponent three times.
Alex De Minaur
De Minaur spent three games at the ATP Cup and it was in the last meeting that the Australian suffered his first defeat in the tournament. Alex in the playoffs of the competition could not cope with the Briton Daniel Evans, losing in three sets (6-7, 6-4, 6-7). During the match, De Minaur filed six times and lost his serve three times.
Statistics and personal meetings
- In personal meetings, Nadal leads 2-0.
- Nadal beat De Minaura on the courts of Australia in 2019 (6-1, 6-2, 6-4).
Rafael Nadal vs Alex De Minaur Prediction
Nadal experienced certain difficulties in the previous game against David Goffin (4-6, 6-7). The Belgian beat Rafa for the second time in his career on hard and it can be stated that Goffin is an uncomfortable opponent for the first racket of the world on this surface.
You can not say about De Minaur, whom Nadal has already beaten on the courts of Australia – last year at the Australian Open, the Spaniard beat Alex in three sets (6-1, 6-2, 6-4). However, it is no secret that Rafa likes to test the young generation and it is unlikely that the less experienced Australian will be able to oppose something in the game against the first racket of the world.
Our prediction – Nadal will win