On the night of February 29, Spainiard Rafael Nadal and the American Taylor Fritz will take part in the decisive match of the ATP tournament in Acapulco. We have studied the extreme matches of both tennis players, analyzed the bookmaker’s line and managed to find a promising option for a bet. Read our prediction below.
At what time are Nadal vs Fritz to play?
The game time is February 29, 2020, at 9:00 PM (CST).
What are the players positions in ATP rankings?
Rafael Nadal takes the 2nd position and Taylor Fritz takes the 35th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Nadal have?
Rafael Nadal has won 83.2% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Fritz have?
Taylor Fritz has won 50% of the games as a favorite.
The 33-year-old Spaniard, as befits one of the best tennis players in the world, has a good start to the season. A good performance at the ATP Cup, a quarterfinal Australian Open and a great game at the current tournament – no big question for Nadal. He is very good and it is not even discussed.
Rafa hasn’t had the slightest problem at the tournament in Mexico yet. He defeated his compatriot Anduhar, Serb Kecmanovic, Korean Kwon and Bulgarian Dimitrov with the same score of 2-0. Grigor competed against Nadal for the ticket to the final, but the Bulgarian could do nothing against the skillful Spaniard. Even Dimitrov’s good first serve was just a tidbit for Rafael. The final score was 6-3 6-2 and Nadal scored his 13th victory over Dimitrov.
Nadal gave his opponents a chance, especially on his pitch, but no one took advantage of the gifts of fate. Now Rafael Nadal is just one step away from his first title this season.
The 22-year-old U.S. tennis player doesn’t look so powerful at the start of the new season. Taylor has been rolling in at all for quite some time, and Fritz was only able to achieve his first achievement here in Mexico – at the current tournament in Acapulco. Before that, the American was completely unimpressed and looked faded.
And suddenly for many, including us, Fritz made it to the final of the Acapulco tournament, beating out Australian Millman, Frenchman Umber, British Edmund.
In the semifinals, the young American defeated his compatriot John Isner, 2-6 2-4. It seemed that everything was going to John’s victory, but in the middle of the fight Fritz sharply increased his speed, and Isner stopped serving. Taylor took advantage of the moment, making two breaks in the remaining games of the second set, and in the third fight on the part of a more experienced American was no longer.
For the first time in his career Taylor managed to reach the final of the ATP-500 category tournament and thanks to this he renewed his personal record in the rating, climbing to the 24th position. Rafa Nadal himself awaits ahead. It’s gonna be hard to win, but Taylor’s definitely gonna try to fight it.
Betting Tips Statistic
|Rafael Nadal||vs||Taylor Fritz|
|33 (1986.06.03)||Age||22 (1997.10.28)|
|Manacor, Mallorca, Spain||Birthplace||Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA|
|Manacor, Mallorca, Spain||Residence||Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA|
|6’1″ (185 cm)||Height||6’4″ (193 cm)|
|187 lbs (85 kg)||Weight||190 lbs (86 kg)|
|$120,583,119||Career Prize Money||$3,365,165|
Singles Service Record
|Rafael Nadal||Singles Service Record on hard||Taylor Fritz|
|72%||1st Serve Points Won||75%|
|57%||2nd Serve Points Won||51%|
|3,05||Break Points Faced||756|
|66%||Break Points Saved||63%|
|7,215||Service Games Played||1,579|
|86%||Service Games Won||82%|
|68%||Total Service Points Won||65%|
Singles Return Record
|Rafael Nadal||Singles Return Record on hard||Taylor Fritz|
|32%||1st Serve Return Points Won||25%|
|54%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||50%|
|4,954||Break Points Opportunities||773|
|42%||Break Points Converted||36%|
|7,172||Return Games Played||1,565|
|29%||Return Games Won||18%|
|40%||Return Points Won||35%|
|54%||Total Points Won||50%|
Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz Predictions
Rafael’s opponent in the semifinals – Dimitrov looked good during the match, he had a good pitch, shots from the forward and backend were on top of it, but the Spaniard’s constant deep blows brought the Bulgarian into a dead-end. Nadal had a great match, quickly defeating his dangerous opponent. Then on his way young Taylor Fritz, who had previously played in four finals, one of which won. Fritz made a difficult way to the finals of these competitions, but he did not have to meet players at the level of Nadal. The same Isner is Fritz’s only opponent from the Top 40. Nadal is now in terrific shape and will have no problem defeating his young opponent.
- Our prediction: Rafael Nadal will win.