The top seed and the defending champion Rafael Nadal starts his journey at the ATP Masters in Montreal from the second round. He will face off against the British No. 2 Daniel Evans who made it to the main draw in Canada through the qualifying rounds.
Rafael Nadal vs Daniel Evans
- 2019 Montreal Canadian Open (Outdoor/Hard)
- IGA Stadium, Montreal, Canada
- Wednesday 7th August
Rafael Nadal News & Form
The 33-year old Spaniard will take the court for the first time since his semifinal loss to Roger Federer at Wimbledon. Rafael Nadal took a short break to rest and prepare for a tall task in Montreal where he will try to retain the title and lift the Canadian Masters trophy for the fifth time in his career.
Rafa came to Montreal as World No. 2 and with a 37-6 record in 2019. He won a couple of titles this season, earning his 12th trophy at Roland Garros and 9th crown at the ATP Masters in Rome. Nadal also lost the championship match at the Australian Open on a hard court. Rafa is 377-79 at the ATP Masters in his career, winning 34 titles, while he’s 11-2 on a hard court this year.
Daniel Evans News & Form
After a couple of straight-set victories over Marcel Granollers and Thai Son Kwiatkowski in the qualifiers, Daniel Evans upset Alex de Minaur in the first round of the ATP Masters in Montreal. Evans won the tough battle in straight sets 6-4 7-6, saving seven of de Minaur’s eight break points.
Daniel came to Montreal as World No. 53 and with a 12-11 record on the ATP Tour in 2019. He reached the championship match in Delray Beach on a hard court back in February, while Evans won two titles at the Challenger Tour during the grass-court season. Daniel is 2-8 at the ATP Masters in his career and 3-7 against the top-10 players, while he’s 8-6 on a hard court this year.
Nadal vs Evans Head to Head
Rafael Nadal and Daniel Evans will meet each other for the first time.
Betting Odds and Predictions: Nadal vs Evans
Rafael Nadal is listed as a firm favourite to reach the next round, and you can take him at 1/6 odds with William Hill, while Daniel Evans is a massive 5/1 minnow with Sky Bet. Nadal is a 1/2 favourite to finish the job in straight sets with William Hill, whilst Evans is a 7/5 underdog to earn a set on the same platform.
William Hill offers a 21.5-game line on the totals with the over at 10/11 odds and the under at 4/5 odds. The bookmakers don’t expect to see a tiebreak, so the price is 5/2 with Paddy Power.
Our Nadal vs Evans 2019 Montreal ATP Masters Betting Tip
Rafael Nadal has played at the highest level over the last few months, and the Spaniard will be highly motivated to retain his title in Montreal in Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer’s absence. On the other side, Daniel Evans is playing in a good form at the moment, but I don’t think he has enough firepower to upset Rafa even though they will meet on a hard court.
Therefore, I suggest you take Nadal to win in straight sets at 1/2 odds with William Hill. If you are looking for greater wages, take the under on the total games and hope for Rafa’s strong performance.