Nadal vs Thiem
Nadal is only one step of winning the French Open again. Although he wasn't on the level like for example was in Paris last season, I still think it would be huge surprise if Nadal fails to take this trophy.
For me it's only question if this is going to be straight sets victory or Thiem can take set.
When Thiem has best chance to makes things interesting? IMO it's early in the match. I expect opening set to be the closest one of all.
Thiem is the only one who beat Rafa on clay in this season. It was in Madrid. 7-5, 6-3. But Nadal demolished him before that in Monte Carlo with 6-0, 6-2.
Overall, these two played nine times against each other and Thiem holds decent 3-6 H2H. Interesting, all nine times those were clay courts matches. Twice those were matches here in Paris, Rafa won those in straight. Still, it could be different now cause this is the best ever form for Dominic Thiem.
I'll try with this Over the totals in the opening set.
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Nadal vs Thiem prediction
|Over 9.5 first set||Bet365||1.66||9||10 WON (+5.94 units)|