Rafael Nadal vs John Isner Preview

Rafael Nadal will face John Isner in the round of 32 at the Italian Open 2024 on Wednesday, May 11th.

Rafael Nadal’s performances so far ahead of Italian Open 2024

Earlier this year, Rafael Nadal won his 21st Grand Slam title and wrote his name into the history books. But the Spaniard has not enjoyed the best of times ever since. Nadal was out for a while due to a rib injury and played his first tournament on clay at the Madrid Open. There, he was beaten by Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinals. Nadal will be hoping to get back to his best ahead of the French Open and this tournament will be a great stepping stone for him.

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John Isner performances so far ahead of Italian Open 2024

John Isner made it to the second round of the Italian Open after beating Francisco Cerundolo 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday. The big American will now face a stern challenge in the form of Nadal on Wednesday. The 37-year old had reached the semi-finals of the Dallas Open but has otherwise had a rather underwhelming year till date.

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Match Details:

Date Wednesday, 11th May
Court type Outdoor clay court
Watch ATP tour official website/ Tennis TV
Start time 3:50 PM IST
Venue Foro Italico
Match details Round of 32 match

Head to Head and Predictions

These two players have faced each other 8 times in the past and the H2H advantage lies with Nadal who leads Isner 7-1.

As Nadal will be eager to get back to his best before the French Open, he should be the clear favourite to win on the clay court. Our prediction is a win in straight sets for the veteran Spanish superstar.

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