Wawrinka vs Nadal by Tennisguy
They have met 14 times so far and Nadal has completely dominated the h2h encounter leading 13-1. That being said Nadal's wins where in a time where he was producing some of his best tennis and was at the top of his game which is not the case now.
Wawrinka has had a strange year so far with quite a few highs and lows but I think with the French Open so close he will need to make a statement in this tournament to boos his confidence level for the Grand Slam to come. What better way to do that if not with a victory against one of the best clay court players of all time. I think Stan surely has the firepower and the service to trouble Nadal in this quarterfinal but he is a bit unpredictable like I said and the only question is if he can deliver. He defeated Monaco 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and then Thiem 7-6(3), 6-4 and even though he performed well in those meetings I think he need to step up his game if he wants to defeat Nadal.
Nadal defeated Ilhan 6-2, 6-0 and Isner 6-4, 6-4. He is improving as time passes but he still isn't close to the level he once was. He had a very strange final against Murray last week at Madrid and I think he will have a very though match here as well against Stan. If Wawrinka manages to serve at a high level and produce his very aggressive shots without making a lot of unforced errors I think that that will put a lot of pressure on Nadal's defense. The odds are just to big to not give Wawrinka a go here because if he brings his A game I truly believe he is going to win.
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