Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev Prediction & Betting Odds - Rogers Cup Final Picks
August 11, 2019
Rafael Nadal will play Daniil Medvedev in the final of the ATP Montreal Final 2019 (aka the Rogers Cup) at the IGA Stadium in Montreal on Sunday afternoon.
Defending champion and top seed Nadal advanced to his fifth Rogers Cup final without playing a shot, after France’s Gael Monfils had to withdraw from their semi-final with an ankle injury.
Sixth seed Medvedev beat fellow Russian Karen Khachanov 6-1 7-6 (8-6) in his semi-final match. The World No. 9 will have the majority of the crowd supporting him on Sunday in the French-speaking Canadian city, with Medvedev being based in Monaco, sponsored by Lacoste, having a French coach (Gilles Cervara) and speaking fluent French.
The pair have never faced each other previously but, although the 33 year-old Nadal is a decade older than his opponent, the fact that he has had a day off due to his walkover in the semi-final should ensure that he is the fresher player going into this ATP Rogers Cup final.
The 23 year-old has yet to drop a set in Montreal, which comes on the back of a run to the Citi Open final in Washington last week (where he lost to Nick Kyrgios). This week he has beaten Britain’s Kyle Edmund for the loss of just three games, then two-time ATP Tour winner Cristian Garin of Chile 6-3, 6-3, before comprehensively outplaying World No. 4 Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals, while dropping only four games.
Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev Betting Lines & Picks
Rafael Nadal is, as you would expect, the warm betting favourite with the online sportsbooks going into this 2019 ATP Montreal final, with the odds on the Spaniard at -238 (1.42) at 888Sport, while the best betting odds on Medvedev is +200 (3.00) with bet365.
Despite Medvedev’s excellent form, our tennis betting predictions for this match have to take into account Nadal’s vast big-match experience and the fact that he has played one less round than the up-and-coming Russian.
The best pick here could be in the Set Betting odds, where a Nadal 2-0 win is available at odds of +116 (2.16) at 888Sport. That’s the bet for us.
Rogers Cup Final Pick: Set Betting- Rafael Nadal to Win 2-0 @ +116 (2.16) with 888Sport