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Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock: Prediction and Betting Tips

02:00, Aug 05 2021
Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock prediction for Thursday’s ATP Citi Open round 1/16 clash at Washinton in the USA. World number three Rafael Nadal kicks of the Citi ATP Open against Jack Sock who is currently ranked 192 in the world. Read on for our free prediction and betting tips.

Rafael Nadal to reach top form before the US Open

This will be Rafael Nadal’s first match since losing to Novak Djokovic in the Rolland Garros semi-final. The world’s number three missed Wimbledon and the Olympics due to injury. The Spaniard will prepare for the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open with the aim of lifting the trophy and claiming his 21st Grand Slam title of his career.

Nadal did not have an encouraging year on hard courts to his standards. He only played in the Australian Open which he has won once before and was eliminated from the quarter-final at the hands of Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets. Nadal is on a 24-4 win/loss record for the year and he will be determined to be in top form before the US Open.

Nadal key stats

  • The points won on the first serve by Nadal this year on hard courts is 79.4%
  • Nadal is on a 4-1 record on hard courts this year
  • The percentage of breakpoints won by Nadal is 43.9%

Jack Sock needs to be in top form

Jack Sock has spent most of his season playing in Challenger tournaments. The American has struggled to reach peak form and fitness in the last couple of years which resulted in him falling behind in the rankings to 192 after he broke in the ATP top ten in 2017.

In his recent tournaments, Sock had some positive results winning the Little Rock Challenger in June. he also reached the quarter-final in Newport last month. The American is on a 14-8 record on hard courts and won his first match in Washington after Nishioka retired at the end of the first set. Sock has never beaten Nadal in five meetings, he must be in top form for this matchup.

Sock Key Stats

  • The average points won on the second serve by Sock this year is 46.6%
  • Sock has won 65.6% of his service points this year
  • 51.9% is the average games won by Sock this year

Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock Prediction 

The first game for Nadal in two months will be a one to watch by all tennis fans to see the Spaniard’s form. Nadal is a perfectionist and he wouldn’t play if he wasn’t completely cured of his injury. 

Nadal hopes to reach top form in the US Open in three weeks to have a good shot in clinching his 21st Grand Slam. For the short term though, Nadal will use this tournament to progress in form and his first hurdle will be Jack Sock.

The total games odds at William Hill is the more profitable one than the favorite outright winner who is Nadal with odds of 1.10. We will back the total games played in this match.

Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock Betting Tips

Over 19.5 Games 1.77 at William Hill

Nadal to win the first set 6-3 4.33 at William Hill

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