Rafael Nadal is close to the next finale of his career. On February 28, the Spaniard will play with Grigor Dimitrov in the semifinals of the tournament in Acapulco. Will there be problems with the second racket of the world in the upcoming meeting? – read in our prediction.
At what time are Nadal vs Dimitrov to play?
The game time is February 28, 2020, at 22:00 (GMT-6) .
What are the players positions in ATP rankings?
Rafael Nadal takes the 2 position and Grigor Dimitrov takes the 22 position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Nadal have?
Rafael Nadal has won 86% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Dimitrov have?
Grigor Dimitrov has won 83% of the games as a favorite.
In recent years, Nadal began to rebuild his game, because if earlier he acted on the court only in number two, now he is increasingly seizing the initiative and trying to win points himself.
That’s just in big matches, even the eminent Spaniard pinches, and he moves away to the sponsor plate and only interrupts the balls. Rafael still doesn’t feel the best on hard, as he can’t use his entire arsenal of punches on quick surfaces, starting with spinning the ball to shortened ones. Most recently, the tennis player lost his leadership on the tour, because he did not defend last year’s points.
Nadal is confidently moving to the next finale of his career. At the current tournament in Acapulco, the Spaniard shows good tennis – Rafa defeated all his opponents in previous games in two sets.
In the first round, he defeated his compatriot Pablo Andujar (6-3, 6-2), then beat Miomir Kecmanovic (6-2, 7-5) and the young Soonwoo Kwon (6-2, 6-1).
Dimitrov’s potential is huge even now, when he is under 30. After all, the Bulgarian still has a variable one-handed backhand, due to which he carries out dizzying combinations on the court. Other game aspects are not far behind. We are talking about cannon feed, a powerful forehand and high speed of movement around the court.
If before, Grigor did not show anything on the ground, now he is getting results on viscous courts. But the tennis player’s problem is that he is extremely unstable and performs with serious changes. And without this aspect, it is impossible to build a successful career, despite talent.
Dimitrov also shows a good game in Acapulco. Moreover, the rivals of the Bulgarian tennis player were very difficult. In the first round of the competition, Grigor defeated Damir Dzumhur (6-3, 6-3), in the second – he defeated Adrian Mannarino (6-7, 6-2, 7-6).
For reaching the semifinals, Dimitrov argued with Stan Wawrinka, whom he outplayed in two games (6-4, 6-4). For the entire match, Grigor took the serve of the Swiss tennis player three times and only once lost his own.
Betting Tips Statistics
- In the last five games, Dimitrov won four victories, Nadal – three.
- Tennis players played 13 matches between themselves. A clear dominance on the side of Rafael Nadal, who managed to win 12 victories. Many matches ended in a crushing victory for the Spaniard.
|Rafael Nadal||vs||Grigor Dimitrov|
|33 (1986.06.03)||Age||28 (1991.05.16)|
|Manacor, Mallorca, Spain||Birthplace||Haskovo, Bulgaria|
|Manacor, Mallorca, Spain||Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|6’1″ (185 cm)||Height||6’3″ (191 cm)|
|187 lbs (85 kg)||Weight||179 lbs (81 kg)|
|$120,583,119||Career Prize Money||$18,406,064|
Singles Service Record
|Rafael Nadal||Singles Service Record on hard||Grigor Dimitrov|
|72%||1st Serve Points Won||75%|
|57%||2nd Serve Points Won||51%|
|3,05||Break Points Faced||1,971|
|66%||Break Points Saved||63%|
|7,215||Service Games Played||4,297|
|86%||Service Games Won||83%|
|68%||Total Service Points Won||66%|
Singles Return Record
|Rafael Nadal||Singles Return Record on hard||Grigor Dimitrov|
|32%||1st Serve Return Points Won||29%|
|54%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||49%|
|4,954||Break Points Opportunities||2,356|
|42%||Break Points Converted||38%|
|7,172||Return Games Played||4,223|
|29%||Return Games Won||21%|
|40%||Return Points Won||37%|
|54%||Total Points Won||51%|
Previous Head-to-Head Meetings
|2019||ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo||Outdoor Clay||R16||Rafael Nadal|
|2018||ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo||Outdoor Clay||SF||Rafael Nadal|
|2017||ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai||Outdoor Hard||QF||Rafael Nadal|
|2017||Beijing||Outdoor Hard||SF||Rafael Nadal|
|2017||Australian Open||Outdoor Hard||SF||Rafael Nadal|
|2016||Beijing||Outdoor Hard||QF||Grigor Dimitrov|
|2015||Basel||Indoor Hard||R16||Rafael Nadal|
|2015||ATP Masters 1000 Madrid||Outdoor Clay||QF||Rafael Nadal|
|2014||ATP Masters 1000 Rome||Outdoor Clay||SF||Rafael Nadal|
|2014||Australian Open||Outdoor Hard||QF||Rafael Nadal|
|2013||ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati||Outdoor Hard||R16||Rafael Nadal|
|2013||ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo||Outdoor Clay||QF||Rafael Nadal|
|2009||Rotterdam||Indoor Hard||R16||Rafael Nadal|
Nadal vs Dimitrov Predictions
Nadal has a total advantage over Dimitrov in personal meetings. The Spaniard beat his opponent 12 times. Now Rafa is in great shape, he defeated all his previous rivals in the current tournament in Acapulco in two games. We hope that Nadal will not give Dimitrov many chances in the upcoming meeting.
- Our prediction: Nadal -4.5 Game Handicap