Yannick Maden vs. Rafael Nadal
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 29, 2019, 6:30 AM (EDT)|
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Defending champion, Rafael Nadal has made it into the second round of the 2019 ATP French Open in Paris. Nadal will now play against Yannick Maden from Germany.
Yannick Maden was impressive in the opening round as he won his match in straight sets. During the win, Maden impressed with his receiving. Yannick Maden won over 50% of his receiving points which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 8 occasions. While the returning was exceptional, Yannick Maden had some problems while serving as he lost 6 service games. Considering his opponent for this match, Yannick Maden will have to improve his serve if he wishes to compete.
On the other side of the coin, Rafael Nadal had an easy win. Nadal won in straight sets in a match where he only dropped 6 games. The serving was very impressive as Nadal won 76% of his service points. Nadal won all of his service games and 6 return games to ensure a quick win. It has been a relatively poor clay season for Nadal but the Spaniard seems to have turned things around after beating Djokovic and winning the Italian Open. Nadal has history’s greatest record when playing at Roland Garros as he has won the French Open on 11 occasions. It is clear that the Spaniard is past his peak but he is still playing very well and is a definite favourite to win this title.
Rafael Nadal and Yannick Maden have not played each other in the past.
Yannick Maden has been playing decent tennis but this seems like a challenge that is too tough for the German. Nadal is an elite player and the Spaniard seems to always be at his best when at Roland Garros. Nadal looks in good form and I see him winning this match in straight sets.