The second racket of the world and the first seeded at the tournament, Rafael Nadal, while passing the stages in this tournament is very confident and calm. Let’s see if the legend of Spanish tennis can impose a fight on the 76th rating number represented by Soonwoo Kwon. The match will be held on February 27 at 11:00 PM ET.
After losing in the semifinals of Australian Open, Rafael Nadal before this tournament played only one exhibition match in Africa, against Federer, in which he lost. Well, there’s nothing strange here, because last year the Spaniard said that every year he doesn’t get younger and with each new season his schedule needs to be somehow changed in order to always be in good shape. So often you won’t play as it was 5-10 years ago. Well, this has its plus, because when playing tournaments, Raphael gives all the best and comes very far.
Nadal in Acapulco plays at the usual level for himself. In two starting fights at the current competition, the Spaniard ten times took the pitch of his opponents. One could assume that at some stage, Nadal would simply merge from the championship and set off to prepare for more serious challenges. But, firstly, the tournament in Acapulco is the preparation for other competitions. In addition, Rafael really loves Mexico to disappoint local fans.
Soonwoo Kwon is spending his best season in his career, in which he can already compete with strong tennis players. He takes 76th place in the world ranking, winning 9 of 14 matches on hard.
Last week, the Korean made it to the quarter finals at the tournament in Delray Beach, and now he will play in the quarter finals at the current competition in Acapulco. Soonwoo Kwon can already be proud of himself, because in the last match the Korean athlete did not win against anyone, but against 24 rackets of the world. But unfortunately for Soon, in the 1/4 final match, Nadal was caught, who can lose in this match only if he does not go to court.
Rafael Nadal vs Soonwoo Kwon Predictions
In this match, of course, we will put the Spanish tennis player on a landslide victory. Those athletes who first play with Rafael Nadal are simply shocked when the game starts, because moving around the court, backhand, forehand, and access to the net are so professional that the opponent just starts to pour in and there’s nothing left to do but watch the beautiful game Spaniard.
For the Soonwoo Kwon, this will be the first game of this level. We expect in the upcoming meeting a confident victory for the second racket of the world in two sets.
- Prediction: Rafael Nadal Will Win
Betting Tips Statistic
The opponents will play among themselves for the first time, but this is not surprising, because the Korean tennis player does not belong to the top players, and it was not possible to meet at the early stages of the Grand Slam tournaments, because the Korean simply did not fall into the main draw. So let’s see what Soon will demonstrate against Nadal.
|Rafael Nadal||vs||Soonwoo Kwon|
|33 (1986.06.03)||Age||22 (1997.12.02)|
|Manacor, Mallorca, Spain||Birthplace||Sangju, South Korea|
|Manacor, Mallorca, Spain||Residence||Seoul, South Korea|
|6’1″ (185 cm)||Height||5’11” (180 cm)|
|187 lbs (85 kg)||Weight||159 lbs (72 kg)|
|$120,583,119||Career Prize Money||$618,864|
Singles Service Record
|Rafael Nadal||Singles Service Record on hard||Soonwoo Kwon|
|72%||1st Serve Points Won||69%|
|57%||2nd Serve Points Won||54%|
|3,05||Break Points Faced||150|
|66%||Break Points Saved||63%|
|7,215||Service Games Played||277|
|86%||Service Games Won||80%|
|68%||Total Service Points Won||63%|
Singles Return Record
|Rafael Nadal||Singles Return Record on hard||Soonwoo Kwon|
|32%||1st Serve Return Points Won||27%|
|54%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||50%|
|4,954||Break Points Opportunities||156|
|42%||Break Points Converted||34%|
|7,172||Return Games Played||280|
|29%||Return Games Won||19%|
|40%||Return Points Won||36%|
|54%||Total Points Won||49%|