Rafael Nadal starts as a big favorite in the quarter-finals against American Sam Querrey, a fast track follower, and a very spectacular match will take place.Rafa Nadal has one more obstacle to a possible dream semifinal against Federer. The opposite will be American Sam Querrey, a playful and easy game partner, especially on a fast track like the All England Club.
🎾 The form of players and the latest direct results
- Last date: 05.03.2017 Querrey vs Nadal 6-3 7-6
- Form Sam Querrey (last 5 games): W W W W L
- Form Rafa Nadal (last 5 games): W W W W W
The top US player, at the age of 31, dropped a lot in the ATP rankings, currently ranked 65th ATP.It was highlighted this season through the semifinals of the New York Open and Houston tournaments, and Eastbourne finals on the grass before Wimbledon, defeated by Taylor Frtiz.In this tournament he produced one of the main surprises, eliminating Dominic Thiem in the first round, followed by solid victories to players like John Millman or Tennys Sandgren.
The second-placed ATP leader, Rafael Nadal’s season is again very consistent, being finalist in the Australian Open tournament and winner for the 12th time at Roland Garros.Surprisingly, the trophy won in Paris was the only one on the clay this season, something that has not happened in recent seasons.On the grass did not take part in any training tournament before Wimbledon, in the first round he passed the minimum set of Japanese Yuichi Sugita, in the second round defeated the Australian Nick Kyrgios, in 4 sets, followed in the tour of the 3- th and optimum to pass the minimum of sets of Tsonga and Joao Sousa.
🎾 Direct meetings
The two players have met 5 times before, with the score being 4-1 in favor of Nadal, but the last game was won by Sam Querrey in 2017.
🎾 Advanced and statistics
Querrey has all the necessary weapons to put Nadal on the grass. Owner of a fantastic service and practicing of an aggressive and offensive tennis, the American has his chance in the match against the Iberian, although he starts out as an outsider.Querrey comes after a 4-game match against compatriot Tennys Sandgren, with no less than 3 tie-breaks. The dispute was a real festival of about, Sam winning no less than 25 points directly from the job. This has helped him not to lose his slots during the game, giving only 4 chances of a break, all saved.The result of the American at Wimbledon is not a surprise, he has a history in 2017 playing semifinal, lost to Cilic, while in 2016 he was eliminated by Raonic in quarters.
Nadal looks very good this year at Wimbledon, being seen as the 2nd favorite in the trophy after Serbian Novak Djokovic.During the tournament, the Iberian lost only one set in the four games played against Nick Kyrgios in a match that can be described as one of the best technically the entire tournament so far.The previous tour, Rafa had no problem in challenging Portuguese Sousa, winning a 6-2 6-2 6-2 symmetric in less than 2 hours of play. Even if he does not have a very strong service, the placement and the effects help Nadal very much, in the last game disputed without even a chance to break the opponent.Against Querrey, Nadal has a history that began just 13 years ago, since then the two met five times. Nadal led 4-1 to the direct meeting score. This will be the first time they will fall on the lawn.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Sam Querrey vs Rafael Nadal
There is a balanced match between the two players, Rafael Nadal having problems in the past on this quick surface against the players with excellent service, and Sam Querrey should take advantage of this. I’m counting on a long-term match with a high number of games, and the sets are expected to hit the tiebreak, and Sam Querrey has at least one set.
Bet Tips: Rafael Nadal
I think it will be a match with very few breaks, the American having a very powerful service and hard to return. I think we will have at least one tie-break and the American will stand close to the opponent or in each set.
Prediction Today: Querrey +6.5 games