Adrian Mannarino vs Rafael Nadal Predictions, Tips & Preview

Australian Open Mens 2022

Adrian Mannarino vs Rafael Nadal 
Fourth Round – Australian Open 
Date: Sunday, 23 January 2022 
Venue: Melbourne. 

20-time Grand Slam champion Nadal made it into the Fourth Round in dominant fashion, and he has shown signs of his ambition to go all the way. He did finally drop a set in 2022, but the Spaniard dipped into his vast pools of experience, and made a swift comeback to complete his victory. 

Once again he will be the favorite to secure a win in this Fourth Round fixture against Adrian Mannarino, over whom he has a great h2h record.  

Moreover, the 33-year-old French player will possibly face some issues with his fitness, as he had to play a five-setter in the First Round, and then a four-setter in the Third Round. 

Expect Rafa to make it into the Quarters without breaking much sweat. 

Adrian Mannarino vs Rafael Nadal Head-to-head (h2h) 

  • The last these two locked horns was back in the 2019 Paris Masters. Then Rafa recorded a 2-0 win. The scorecard read 7-5, 6-4. 
  • Before that these two had clashed in 2016, in the China Open. Then the Spaniard had recorded a 6-1, 7-6 win. 

Adrian Mannarino vs Rafael Nadal Prediction & Analysis 

The unseeded Mannarino did make it to the Fourth Round, but it was totally unexpected and lucky. Moreover, he has already had to spent quite a lot from his reserves of energy to get here.  

And now, his luck seems to have come to an end, as he is pitted against none other than Nadal, who is famous for his never-ending stamina, and grueling style of play. Moreover, Adrian has always come up short against the Spaniard as well.  

In fact, over the course of his career, not once has he been able to take a set off Rafa, let alone a match. 

By all means, expect Nadal to deliver a quick win this Sunday in Melbourne. 

Key Stats for Betting 

  • Nadal is ranked 5th in the world, as opposed to his challenger being placed 69th by ATP. 
  • Not once has Adrian gone past the Fourth Round in any Grand Slam tournament. 
  • He has seven first-round exits to his name at the Australian Open. Meanwhile, the Spaniard has one title here (2009, beating Federer), and four other Final appearances. 

Tips for Adrian Mannarino vs Rafael Nadal 

  • Rafael Nadal -7.5 Games Asian Handicap @ 1.80 (4/5) 
  • Under 33.5 Games @ 1.50 (1/2). 
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