High-flying game in the quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open, an after-dinner between Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev that is predicted disputed because both already dominate the land of the Magic Box with agility.
There are plenty of Spanish presentations in this square, look for the sixth title; the German, 24 years old and 6 in the world, was champion in 2018, and has a history of unfavorable victories in number, but of momentum in time, because of seven previous crashes, the last two fell on their side.
It was in the 2019 Masters Cup and in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters 1,000 2020, but both, it must be said, were on hard court. This is land, and Spanish clearly dominates there, with three victories in which the progression of the German was already seen. Because in 2017, in Monte Carlo, Nadal crushed the current 6 in the world by 6-1 and 6-1. Already in 2018, in the Davis Cup tie played in Valencia, the Balearic did not leave much choice (6-1, 6-4 and 6-4), but only a few months later, in Rome, Zverev played the final and He even dared to steal a set (6-1, 1-6 and 6-3).
Nadal, thrown towards his best version
Madrid decides today, therefore, how one and the other arrive in tune. Nadal has clearly overcome the two preceding rounds, against Carlos Alcaraz and Alexei Popyrin. Zverev successfully beat Kei Nishikori (6-3 and 6-2), although he suffered some more imbalance in his clash against Daniel Evans (6-3 and 7-6 (3)). But it is already known that in these rounds where the important thing begins to play, the past is of little use.
The match is played no earlier than 3:00 p.m., and can be seen on Teledeporte, Movistar and follow point by point on ABC.es