To no one’s surprise, the 12 time Roland Garros Champion Rafael Nadal moved forward in the French Open 2020. He will face Stefano Travaglia who defeated former top-5 player Kei Nishikori to advance to the 3rd round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career.
Rafael Nadal vs Stefano Travaglia: Preview
The Spaniard won the Mexican Open 2020 and reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open this year. He defeated Egor Gerasimov and Mackenzie McDonald in 1st and 2nd rounds of the French Open 2020 respectively. The Spaniard is yet to drop a set in this tournament.
The Italian suffered first round losses in the U.S Open and Australian Open this year. He did however, reached the round of 16 at the Italian Open where he lost to Matteo Berrettini in 2 tiebreaks. Travaglia defeated Kei Nishikori in 5 sets to advance to the 3rd round of French Open.
Rafael Nadal vs Stefano Travaglia: Head-to-Head
The duo are yet to play against each other in their careers. They two share a similar technique of a two-handed-backhand. Their forehands however, are different.
While Stefanos has a right-handed play, Nadal, quite famously, has a left-handed one. Both dominate from the back of the court and have their games suit the best on clay-courts.
Rafael Nadal vs Stefano Travaglia: Prediction
Nadal will win in straight sets without having to break much of a sweat. Even though Travaglia is playing the best tennis of his life right now, the Spaniard is pretty much invincible on clay.
Match Perdiction: Rafael Nadal wins in 3 sets.
Match Prediction: The King Of Clay will triumph over Stefanos Travaglia in 3 straight sets.