Thiem vs Nishikori
This should be the best match of the day in the men tournament. Both are top players and although one (Nishikori) currently is out of top 20, both are in fact high class. For both the best ever ranking was No.4.
Thiem is set for a slight favorite, for a good reason I would say. He was better during clay court season with 21-5 (the Japanese 11-4), and he is the only one who defeated Nadal on the clay in this season.
But Nishikori IMO stand a chance in this match, especially early on. He is also 2-0 in this H2H.
If I need to choose, my call would be Thiem in 5 sets. Cause, Nishikori probably is not yet at the top of its form. We could see this in his recent meeting with Đoković when was great but collapsed late in the match. In any case I expect long match and with offered totals, even 4 sets should be enough cause I see here more likely some 7:6 or 7:5 set then 6:1, 6:2 set.
Thiem vs Nishikori prediction
|Over 37.5 games||Pinnacle||1.94||8||3-1 LOST (-8 units)|