Stan Wawrinka vs Rafael Nadal
|Date & Time||Thursday August 9, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
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Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka will play each other in the ATP Rogers Cup in Toronto. Both players have made it to the round of 16 and the winner of this match will get a place in the quarterfinals of the tournament. The Rogers Cup is one of the bigger ATP events of the calendar and it is a tournament that all the players want to win. This should ensure that both players are very determined to win this tournament.
Stan Wawrinka has the potential to beat any player in the world but the problem has always been consistency. The Swiss superstar has beaten the likes of Federer, Murray, Djokovic, and Nadal but has managed to lose to low ranked players also. This is something that must improve if Stan Wawrinka wants to be considered one of the best players in the world. Stan Wawrinka is known for his unforced errors which is not something he would be happy with. The Swiss superstar will need to ensure he limits his errors if he is to have a chance of beating Rafael Nadal.
On the other side of the court, Rafael Nadal has lived up to the reputation of the best player in the world in this tournament. The Spaniard has looked very dominant in this tournament and his win over Benoit Paire showed the player was at his best. This is a tournament that Nadal will be keen to win as it will be a good way to get momentum heading into the US Open. This will be a tough match but if Nadal is playing well, he should.
While Stan Wawrinka is a very exciting and skillful player, I think his lack of consistency will cost him. Nadal is the best player in the world and he will exploit Stan Wawrinka’s mistakes very efficiently. I see the world number 1 getting a place in the quarterfinals.