Can Nadal Prevent Another Upset by Goffin?

Joao Mourato

Friday, April 21, 2017 8:42 PM UTC

Friday, Apr. 21, 2017 8:42 PM UTC

Join us and find out our top betting selection for the ATP Monte Carlo Semifinals. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this valuable tennis pick.

Rafael Nadal (4) vs. David Goffin (10)

Against all expectations, David Goffin knocked out the 2nd seed and two-time Monte Carlo champion – Novak Djokovic – in the quarterfinals. After this remarkable victory, Goffin is now just one win away from reaching his first ATP Masters 1000 Final. Despite facing one of the most consistent players on the ATP World Tour, David won 60.98% of the points with more than 9 shots. Adding to this, Goffin saved 77.78% of the break points he faced throughout the match with the Belgian generating 17 break point chances on Djokovic’s serve.

The nine-time champion – Rafael Nadal – continues his brilliant run in Monte Carlo. After defeating Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals, the Spaniard improved his career record on this event to 63 – 4. Famous for his heavy topspin forehand, Nadal ended the match against Schwartzman with a terrific 1.22 winners / unforced errors ratio. After Djokovic’s surprising elimination in the previous round, Rafael is now the undeniable favorite to lift the trophy in Monte Carlo for the 10th time in his career.

This will be the first official meeting between these two players after Nadal’s victory earlier this season in Abu Dhabi by 6 – 4 7 – 6.

Due to Nadal’s phenomenal career record in Monte Carlo and high quality performances throughout the week, it’s impossible to go against the Spaniard. After losing three finals already this season, Nadal shouldn’t waste the opportunity to win his first title in 2017. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Rafael’s betting odds by adding his spread to your betting picks.

Free Tennis Pick: Rafael Nadal -5 
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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