On Friday, from 10.00, the match is scheduled between David Goffin (11 ATP) in Belgium and Rafael Nadal (1 ATP) in Spain, in the ATP Cup.
The recommended tip goes in favor of the outsider, in terms of directly winning services.
David Goffin: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️David (29 years) had 2 victorious matches here in Australia, against Moldavian Radu Albot, score 6-4 6-1 and against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, score 4-6 6-2 6-2.
◾️But he lost surprisingly in the duel with the British Dan Evans, in minimum sets, 4-6 4-6.
◾️Goffin trained on the European red slag, still a good player on slow surfaces, but the best results from his professional career he got on the hard. Without having an impressive physique, the Belgian blonde is a fast, agile player, with explosive and well placed kicks.
◾️Its service is varied, and most aces ship to the median, on both sides of the field.
Rafael Nadal: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Rafael (33 years old) has a perfect start to the season, without even a set at the ATP Cup 2020.
◾️His level is a constant good, having ended the previous year with a major triumph in the Davis Cup, in November and with a title at the Abu Dhabi Invitational Tournament in December.
◾️Nadal defeated in turn here the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, score 6-3 7-5, Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas 6-2 6-1 and the Japanese Nishioka, score 7-6 6-4. Only in the last match with the little Asian won the aces duel (7-0), being surpassed in this statistical chapter by the first 2 opponents.
◾️The quality of the Iberian game is a special one in the field, where it can show off its spectacular and efficient shots, loaded with a lot of topspin.
◾️At work he does not necessarily look for a first directly winning ball, but rather a dominant construction of points.
🎾Direct match statistics David Goffin vs Rafael Nadal
◽️The Spaniard leads the second straight duel, 5-1. All six clashes have been relatively recent since 2017.
◽️Nadal has been imposed 3 times on the slag, and on the outdoor hard once.
◽️Goffin’s victory came at the London Champions Tournament 2017, in the hall.
Tennis Prediction of the Day David Goffin vs Rafael Nadal Bridge
I go to the Belgian’s hand in this match, considering that he has a more productive service, in terms of aces.
Here in Australia, David dominated all his opponents in this chapter, defeating Albot 6-3, Evans 4-3 and Dimitrov 8-2.
Nadal has made a lot of progress in the past year, but he still has fewer aces than Goffin.
Prediction Today: David Goffin (-0.5) aces handicap