12-time French Open champion and 2nd-seed Rafael Nadal will be eyeing for yet another semifinal spot at Roland Garros when he takes on superstar-in-the-making Jannik Sinner in an exciting last-eight clash at the French Open 2020. Nadal is searching for his 20th Major, that will equal him with Roger Federer with the most number of Grand Slams ever won in men’s singles.
Jannik Sinner vs Rafael Nadal: Preview
Talking about the road to the quarterfinal, Sinner has been flawless. The 19-year old teenager from Italy has once again proved that tennis is in safe hands and it finally got the surety when Sinner stunned US Open finalist and 6th-seed Alexander Zverev in the fourth round. The World No.75, barring the third set, looked dominant throughout the match in his shocking victory over Zverev in four sets 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
On the other hand, Nadal has done what he usually does on the clay, destroying each and every opponent that comes in his way. The 34-year old Spaniard is yet to lose a set and looks primed to lift yet another French Open trophy. In his fourth-round match, same story happened as Nadal dropped just four games enroute to bamboozling Sebastian Korda in straight sets 6-1, 6-1, 6-2.
Jannik Sinner vs Rafael Nadal: Head-to-Head
No previous meeting between the two players, so the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Jannik Sinner vs Rafael Nadal: Prediction
With all due respect to the sensational performance by Jannik Sinner last week, it looks to be another one-sided affair for Nadal. It is difficult to think that Sinner might not even provide a fight to Nadal, let alone the miniscule chances of winning. Nevertheless, the Italian has surely done more than enough in the tournament and he should bow out of it with his head held high.
Match Prediction: Rafael Nadal defeats Jannik Sinner comprehensively in straight sets in a lop-sided encounter.