Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic French Open Betting Odds : The weekend is set for the tennis fans as one of the greatest rivalries of the sport unravels its 56th episode on Philippe Chatrier tonight when 12-time champion Rafael Nadal takes on World No.1 Novak Djokovic in French Open Men singles final.
Headline Prediction: Bookies predict Nadal to win the French Open due to better performances in this French Open as well as the past compared to Novak Djokovic. Our observation: Novak had to play 3 Top seeded players to reach the final, Nadal had to play just 1.
In the earlier semi-final, Rafael Nadal had a smooth sailing against the Argentine Diego Schwartzman as he won 6-3, 6-3 and 7-6(0) and hasn’t dropped a set in the whole tournament. Barring a few glimpses of inspiration from Schwartzman, it was yet another strong performance for the Spaniard on clay.
In the other semi-final, Novak Djokovic had match points in the third but had to play the 5th set against Stefanos Tsitsipas to secure his spot in the Roland Garros final for the 5th time in his career and thereby becoming the 7th player to do so. With every match between the giants going down to the wire, this will be another mouth-watering contest but with a winner at the end.
Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic French Open Betting Odds and Predictions : French Open 2020 Stats by ATP Tour
The ATP Tour has laid out French Open 2020 stats comparing Nadal and Djokovic
Nadal is better than Novak on...
2nd serve winning %, Unforced errors, Break Points won, Sets Lost (hasn't lost a single one),Games Lost, Games won
Novak is better than Nadal on...
1st serve winning %, Winners, Break Points saved%, Games won (due to more sets played)
Overall the statistics are in favour of Nadal with the main gap in second serves and unforced errors.
Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic French Open Betting Odds and Predictions : Recent form
Nadal hasn’t had a particularly good year with the corona pandemic shortening the tennis schedule. He lost to Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open but went on to win Acupulco which is still the only title he holds this year.
After the restart, he lost to Diego Schwartzman in the Italian open quarters and came into the French Open without a title on clay. But from then on, he has been on fire winning six matches en route to the final without dropping a set. He dispatched the likes of Gerasimov, McDonald and Travaglia in the initial rounds without breaking much sweat.
Sebastian Korda who was the 4th round opponent didn’t seem much of a threat but the quarter-final against Sinner was expected to be a challenge. But Rafa on clay is unmatchable with little resistance from the Italian.
In the semis, Diego Schwartzman was expected to take at least one set off the great Spaniard but he is unstoppable when on song making his 13th French Open final and has never lost in the semifinal stage (12-0).
Barring that default in the US Open against Carreno Busta in round of 16, Novak Djokovic has been on one heck of a form this year. He won the Australian Open after keeping his nerves against the eventual US open champ Dominic Thiem to start the season unbeaten.
The World No.1 continued his top form by winning the Dubai title in February and came back to tour by becoming the first player to win at least two Masters 1000 title at every event after clinching Cincinnati Masters. He also won the Rome Masters defeating Diego Schwartzman and has a good run to the final.
The Djokovic side of the draw seemed to be a little tricky but the Serbian wasted no time in the initial rounds with outright wins against Ymer, Berankis and Galan. He faced a seeded player in the name of Karen Khanchanov but the World No.1 seemed too strong for the Russian.
In the rematch against Carreno Busta, he dropped the first set after struggling with a neck issue and had to take multiple medical time outs but emerged stronger to take it in 4 sets. The semis that lasted almost 4 hours was the biggest challenge so far with the Greek player trying to rally down from two sets down, but the Serbian held on to win it 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6 and 6-1 setting up a clash against his arch rival.
Nadal vs Djokovic Betting Odds and Predictions : Head-to-head
Matches – 55
Rafael Nadal – 26
Novak Djokovic – 29
On Clay: Nadal – 17, Djokovic – 7
Finals (ATP + Grand slam): Nadal – 11, Djokovic – 15
Grand slam record: Nadal – 9, Djokovic – 6.
French Open: Nadal – 6, Djokovic – 1
Even though Novak has won more than Nadal, facing the Spaniard in French open in one of the toughest challenges in any sport. Nadal has an impeccable 99-2 record and is in search of his 100th win and a 20th Grand slam title to equal the great Roger Federer for the first time.
On the other hand, Novak has the honor of one of the two players to defeat Nadal at the French open and would want to do it again to take his grand slam count to 18 bringing him ever closer to Nadal at 19 and Federer at 20.
Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic French Open Betting Odds and Prediction : Favorite to Win
The epic rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic renews on 11th October in the famous Phillippe Chatrier at 2pm local time in Paris. The pair is tied at 4 wins against each other in Grand slam finals and are itching to go one up.
The betting platforms have all their money on Nadal with Djokovic not so behind. Will Nadal keep his unbeaten record in the finals intact or is it time for Novak’s second French Open title? Only time will tell.
The betting platform Oddschecker places the bet for King of Clay Court, Nadal at 8/11 and for Djokovic at 7/5.
As per Betway, Nadal is the favorite to win 2020 French Open title. The betting odds for Nadal stands at 1.57 and for Djokovic at 2.37.
The odds for Nadal at Bet365 is placed at 1.66 and for Novak Djokovic at 2.30.