Match: Kei Nishikori – Fernando Verdasco Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Friday, 27 May, 2016
Start time: 12:00 UK
The match between Kei Nishikori and Fernando Verdasco is from the 3rd round at the Roland Garros.
Kei Nishikori, 6th in ATP Rankings, achieved a perfect tournament early after eliminating Bolelli and Kuznetsov in the previous rounds without dropping a set. The Japanese had a very good start to the clay season. In Barcelona, he lost in the final against Rafael Nadal. On Masters 1000 in Madrid and Rome, he was eliminated in the semifinals by world number 1 Nowak Djokovic.
Fernando Verdasco, the 52nd in world, demonstrated his fine form by taking the measure of Johnson and Dodig without conceding a set. If the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo and Madrid, Verdasco has generally disappointed by being out from the second round, it nevertheless performed very well at the Bucharest tournament, which he won against Lucas Pouille on final.
The two players were played 3 times. Verdasco leads in direct confrontations with 2:1 wins. The only meeting between the two men on clay was is in 2012 in Barcelona and Verdasco had emerged victorious after abandoning Japanese.
Kei Nishikori is one of the favorite to win this edition 2016 Roland Garros. Opposed to a viellissant Verdasco, we think that Japanese will win. Kei Nishikori can win without losing a set and 3-0 sets for him is good offer.