20-time Grand Slam champion and second seed Rafael Nadal will have one eye on the third round as he takes on qualifier Michael Mmoh in the Round of 64 at the Australian Open 2021. It seems as if Nadal has fully recovered from his niggles as he looked flawless in the opening round.
- Date: 11th February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open, 2021
- Fixture: Michael Mmoh vs Rafael Nadal
- Round: Second Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Category: Grand Slam
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
- Prize Money: $115,275
Michael Mmoh vs Rafael Nadal: Preview
After getting through the qualifiers, Mmoh probably earned the biggest victory of his career. The 23-year American stunned Serb Viktor Troicki in a marathon contest by defeating him 7-6, 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5.
On the other hand Nadal had no problems whatsoever against another Serb in the form of Laslo Djere. The 34-year old Spaniard sailed past Djere in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to progress to the next round.
Michael Mmoh vs Rafael Nadal: H2H
No prior meeting between the two players, so Head-to-Head record stands at 0-0.
Michael Mmoh vs Rafael Nadal: Prediction
Mmoh, ranked 177, has already done enough for the tennis world to talk about him. Practically speaking, the American doesn’t stand a chance at all against Nadal. The only thing Mmoh can do is savour the moment of playing against arguably one of the best players of all time, if not the best.
Match Prediction: Rafael Nadal defeats Michael Mmoh comprehensively in straight sets.