Bet of the day: Nadal 6/4 for 2-0 Paris Masters win over Wawrinka
Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | November 6, 2015
In-form Nadal to defeat Wawrinka 2-0
- ATP heavyweights play in Paris Masters quarter-finals
- Spaniard has 100 per cent record against Swiss star on French soil
- 11 of Nadal’s Wawrinka wins have been in straight sets
Paris Masters reaches business end ahead of ATP Tour finals
Spanish sensation Rafael Nadal has won 13 of 15 meetings with fellow ATP heavyweight Stan Wawrinka, and the two top tennis pros meet again in Paris.
Moreover, all-time Grand Slam great Nadal has 11 of those victories in straight sets, making Coral’s 6/4 price for the same scoreline again well worth a wager.
While Wawrinka has defeated the Spaniard in two of their last three head-to-heads, Nadal has a 100 per cent record against the Swiss star on French soil.
Nadal’s route tougher than Wawrinka way
The Paris Masters event is the last high-profile tournament before tennis’ elite contest the end of year ATP Tour Finals, which both Nadal and Wawrinka have qualified for at London’s O2 Arena.
Nadal knocked over thorny foe Lukas Rosol and consistent South African performer Kevin Anderson to set up this encounter. Wawrinka, meanwhile, defeated unseeded pair Bernard Tomic and Viktor Troicki.
Playing a tougher calibre of opposition with have battle-hardened Nadal, whose return from injury has seen him recapture fine form on indoor hard courts.
Wawrinka lost October encounter on this surface
Previously meeting at the Shanghai Masters at the same stage on this surface last month, Nadal dispensed with Wawrinka easily, dropping just three games en route to victory.
Swiss number two Wawrinka has only ever got the better of nifty Nadal once on a hard court, and that was in the 2014 Australia Open final.
His poor head-to-head record means it would be madness not to side with Spain’s Nadal to win in straight sets at a superb 6/4.