John Isner vs Rafael Nadal 5 October 2017: China Open Preview and Predictions
5 October 2017/2000ET
Rafael Nadal (6/17) John Isner (37/13) See the Latest Odds
John Isner has the task of taking on Nadal in what should be a game of tennis that will definitely test the American world number 17. This match is a quarter final game and that means that the title is not too far away from either player so I am expecting a really hard fought game.
Isner is coming off two straight sets wins where he dominated that opposition quite fearfully. John Isner is a player that plays using momentum and at the moment, it is behind him. This is the first major tournament the American is playing after the US Open and he will want to impress in this tournament since his US Open was quite a disappointment. Having said all that, Nadal is a different kind of beast and Isner will know that.
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Rafael Nadal is full of confidence and with Djokovic out of this tournament, he will know that this is his tournament to lose. The Spaniard is coming off a big win in the US Open and he is full of confidence playing on the hard court like he will be in this game. Isner is a good player but I think that Nadal is going to be way too strong for the American.
As far as betting is concerned, we are not getting the worst price in the world to bet on Nadal and as a result of that, perhaps a bet on the Spaniard to win will not be the worst play. The better bet is for this game to go the distance. While Nadal is the better player, Isner is also quality and at the moment it seems like he would be capable of winning a set.