French Open: Rafael Nadal vs. Egor Gerasimov 9/28/20 French Open Tennis Prediction
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Egor Gerasimov vs. Rafael Nadal - 2020 French Open First Round
Monday, September 28 2020
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The King of Clay, Rafael Nadal (above), is back at his palace, the French Open, as he meets Egor Gerasimov in the first round on Monday, September 28th 2020. Will it be business as usual here for Rafael Nadal, or will Gerasimov cause the upset of a lifetime on Monday? - Photo by Susan Mullane - USA TODAY Sports.
Egor Gerasimov is not a very well known player, however last year he put on some solid performances in small hard court tournaments towards the end of the season. Gerasimov has not really done much since the restart of tennis and I think he has been preparing himself mainly to compete here in Roland Garros. Gerasimov would have loved to play anyone else other than Rafael Nadal here in Paris and he will now have to play the toughest match of his life. Even playing his best tennis, at his highest level, for multiple hours, can Gerasimov get the hardest achievement in tennis, beating Rafael Nadal at the French Open?
Rafael Nadal, the 12 time French Open champion, and the King of Clay, begins his campaign for a 13th title here in Paris. Nadal has spoken about the slower conditions here this year as a result of the lower temperatures and has said it is going to be his hardest tournament to date. However, this is Rafael Nadal and he will have prepared to the best of his ability to dominate the tournament. I do not see Rafael Nadal losing here at all and he is my pick for the tournament. He will be looking at his draw and know he will use these first few rounds to get his game to its highest level.
This is going to be the first meeting between both players and it is going to be an easy match for Rafael Nadal no doubt. Egor Gerasimov was definitely hoping for an easier first round match, however, he now faces the toughest challenge of his career. Rafael Nadal will look at this match as if it was a training match where he can polish up his game and prepare himself for the next rounds. This is going to be a straight sets Nadal victory.