Nadal vs Pella (By: Stanioooo)

That's a quarterfinal match in Monte Carlo between Rafa Nadal and Guido Pella.

It's not hard to predict who will continue to the semifinals and who is also the main favorite to gran another trophy in Monte Carlo. His name is Rafael Nadal and that's another season he is storming on the courts there. Since the quarterfinals in 2017, he doesn't have a match with dropping more than five games against every single opponent he faced. That's a tradition he is obviously enjoying and Pella is looking to be his next victim who will be smashed.

In the quarterfinals, during 2018 Nadal faced Dominic Thiem and most of the audience expected a long match, but what happened amazed everyone- 6:0 6:2 for Rafa. I don't know what helps Nadal there so much- the slower clay courts maybe are the answer to the question. There is a difference in his results on clay if we compare his performances in Monte Carlo to the tours in Italy or Spain.

Guido Pella is an Argentinian who can play on clay courts very well, but not against Rafa. He has two matches against him and they finished 6:3 6:2 in Indian Wells 2017 and 6:2 6:1 6:1 in Roland Garros 2018. Recent results, one of them on clay and two convenient wins for the Spaniard. In Monte Carlo, you can not expect anything else than another convenient performance by Rafa against an opponent who just can not outplay Rafa from the baseline and whose service is also not a problem for him. I saw a lot of weaknesses on serve for the Argentinian in his last match against Marco Cecchinato, also he has played three three-set matches so far in Monte Carlo and little tiredness should be a factor here.

I am going with under 17.5 games(Pella not to win more than five games) without thinking a lot. It gave me a profit against Agut and Dimitrov in his first two matches and I will use it until I lost with it. Only against Djokovic, my pick will be quite different in a possible final!

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Nadal vs Pella predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
under 17.5 games Bet365 1.66 9 2-0 LOST (-9 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Nadal vs Pella betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Stanioooo).
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Comments (2)
Hey Stan are you watching this? Is Pella having a really good day or Nadal a really bad one?
04/19/2019 - 18:02
Nadal was awful on serve during the whole match. I don't think Pella was too good, it wasn't just one of the days when the things are going smooth for Rafa :) too many unforced errors and not so much aggression when it was needed!
04/19/2019 - 22:15
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