Indian Wells Masters 2022: Rafael Nadal vs Reilly Opelka Prediction, Head-to-Head, Preview, and Live Stream Details for BNP Paribas Open

In the fourth round of the Indian Wells Masters 2022, 4th seeded Rafael Nadal will take on 17th seeded Reilly Opelka in their second career meeting on the Tour.

Rafael Nadal vs Reilly Opelka will clash i the 4th round of the Indian Wells Masters 2022
Rafael Nadal vs Reilly Opelka

In the fourth round of the Indian Wells Masters 2022, World No. 4 and the 4th seeded Rafael Nadal will take on World No. 17 and the 17th seeded Reilly Opelka.

Rafael Nadal vs Reilly Opelka: Match Details

  • TournamentIndian Wells Masters 2022
  • Match: Rafael Nadal vs Reilly Opelka
  • Round: Fourth Round
  • Date: 14th March 2022
  • Venue: Indian Wells, USA
  • Surface: Hardcourt
  • Prize Money: $94,575

Rafael Nadal vs Reilly Opelka: Preview

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal continues his dream run to the season as he picks up his 17th consecutive win. Up against Daniel Evans, Nadal won the match 7-5, 6-3 to enter the 4th round at Indian Wells for the 13th time. Nadal was a break down in the first set but rallied back in a fantastic fashion to take the first set and subsequently the second. The win over Evans also makes Nadal the first man to win 400 matches in Master tournaments.

Reilly Opelka continues to show why he is the American No. 1 as he overcomes Denis Shapovalov in a thrilling battle in the 3rd round. Opelka won the match 6-7(5) 6-4, 6-4 to reach the 4th round in Indian Wells for the first time in his career with his previous being a 3rd round run in 2021. Opelka had earlier defeated Lorenzo Musetti in straight-sets to start his campaign in the desert.

Rafael Nadal vs Reilly Opelka: Head to Head

Reilly Opelka in action at the Indian Wells Masters 2022
Reilly Opelka

This will be the second meeting between the duo and their first on hardcourts. They met earlier in the semi-finals of the 2021 Rome Masters where Nadal won in straight-sets on his way to win the tournament. Nadal leads the head-to-head 1-0.

Rafael Nadal vs Reilly Opelka: Prediction

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Opelka will come into the tie with a career hardcourt record of 99-78 and is 9-4 on the surface this season with a 13-4 record for the season across all surfaces. Nadal will take the court with a career hardcourt record of 276-62 and is 17-0 on the surface which is also his record for the season across all surfaces.

Looking at these numbers and considering their in the 2022 season, it should be a thrilling battle. With Nadal yet to face a defeat this season, he is in supreme form but Opelka has also been in great form lately coming to Indian Wells with consecutive finals appearances of which he won 1 final. Despite Opelka’s big serve that will trouble the Spaniard, Nadal should be able to see it through and reach the quarter-finals.

Prediction: Rafael Nadal to win in 3-sets.

Rafael Nadal vs Reilly Opelka: Broadcast and Live Stream Details

  • U.S.A.- Tennis Channel
  • Australia– beIN
  • U.K. and Ireland- Amazon Prime
  • The Middle East and North Africa- beIN Sports
  • Central America- ESPN
  • Caribbean Islands- Sportsmax
  • South America and Oceania- ESPN International
  • Canada- T.S.N., and DAZN
  • Sub-Saharan Africa- SuperSport
  • India- Voot

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