Reasons for betting on Rafael Nadal vs. Kevin Anderson tip
If there were projections about Rafael Nadal’s entry to the finals, we are sure that nobody expected Kevin Anderson. Well, this year’s US Open was full of surprises, and one of them is the South African tennis player. Anderson displayed excellent performances, but we have to add that he did not have any top players on his way. On the other hand, Rafael Nadal was constant, and he smashed most of his opponents.
Ladies and gentlemen this is the climax of the past few months and the ending of the Grand Slam season.
Rafael Nadal overview
We used the term ”furious” when describing Rafael Nadal in the recent matches. We have to use it again to indicate his game against Juan Martin del Potro. The Spanish player lost the opening set, and after that, he simply demolished the 2009 champion 3-1 4:6, 6:0, 6:3, 6:2.
The second set of this match was something we haven’t seen in a long time at one Grand Slam semifinal. In the end, Nadal made twice as more winners 45-26, and forced del Potro to have more errors 20:40. It was the 225th victory of Nadal at Grand Slams and his 23rd finals. Since the quarter-finals, Rafa has been displaying much better performances than during the first week. Therefore, we feel that the No.1 player in the world is very close to his 16th Grand Slam title.
Kevin Anderson overview
In his 31st year, the South African reached his first Grand Slam finals. We have to say that it was more than deserved after he defeated Pablo Carreno Busta with 3-1 4:6, 7:5, 6:3, 6:4. Like in the match between del Potro and Nadal, the second finalist also lost his first set. But after that he started smashing some fantastic serves and forehands, forcing his opponent to become ultra defensive.
With 83% points won on his serve, 22 aces, and 58 winners, Anderson was incredibly dominant on Arthur Ashe court. That is precisely his most lethal weapon. If Anderson has the possibility to dictate the tempo, there is no way that you’re going to defend from his powerful strokes. His last three matches and it with the same result 3-1.
Head to head matches
Rafael Nadal has a perfect record so far against Kevin Anderson. The Bull from Manacor has 4 victories, one of them during this year at Barcelona ATP.
Two years ago Nadal and Anderson met at one Grand Slam, in Australia and the Spaniard was more than convincing with 3-0.
Prediction for Rafael Nadal vs. Kevin Anderson tip
To say that Rafael Nadal is not the favorite here would not be clever at all. With all due respect toward Anderson’s results and his current success, we believe that the Spaniard is going to win his 16th Grand Slam title pretty quickly. Our first choice would be Rafael Nadal to win with a handicap -2.5 sets.
The second one would regard tie breaks. In our opinion, not many excitement is going to be seen in this match. That is why we propose under 0.5 tiebreaks, and the odds on this are very profitable.