On August 6, Rafael Nadal and Lloyd George Harris will play in the third round match of the ATP-500 competition in Washington. The start time is not earlier than 2:00 Moscow time. Experts say Nadal is more likely to win – his odds are 1.26 to Harris’ 3.65.
Lloyd George Harris
In the US Open, there is a tournament that is happening. It is North America. There are matches and Rafael Nadal started from the second round and won.
The Spaniard, who has a last name, made it through to the third round. His next opponent will be Lloyd George Harris. He is younger than most tennis players and he is ranked in the top 100, but he can’t make it through any further than the early rounds of major competitions.
This tennis match is between two people who have never met before. The Spanish player was ranked 3rd in the world, and the South African 50th.
Nadal faced American Jack Sock less than twenty-four hours ago. They played a difficult match. Nadal won the match in a tie-breaker. He lost in the third game, but there was a break when he had Sock at his mercy. And all this despite the fact that Sock is now ranked 100th in the ATP rankings!
Harris has managed in less than an hour. Sandgren withdrew, citing injury, with the score at 6-4, 1-0 in favour of Lloyd George. The South African’s main trump card, his classy serve, cannot be overlooked. In the first set alone with Sandgren he had as many as 10 aces.
In 20-21, Harris was ranked 50th in the world. He had already won 20 games by early August and his hard court record was 14-7. But this did not help Lloyd George at the Atlanta tournament, who lost 6-7 (2), 6-1, 2-6 to Australian Jordan Thompson in the first round.
Nadal’s last official match was in the semifinals of the French Open. It was against Novak Djokovic. Nadal missed the entire grass season and didn’t go to the Olympics in Tokyo. The official reason for this was that he had an injury.
Rafa lost in the first round of a tournament. He will not try hard for this one. The main thing is the US Open, and Rafa knows how to prepare himself for key starts there.
Harris is not in the best form. But if he can serve his first serve, he will be okay. Our money is on Nadal’s opponent at 4.5 games plus handicap. We hope that Nadal’s opponent won’t burn out before playing their game, or it will be difficult for the Spaniard to win then.
Betting on Rafael Nadal v Lloyd George Harris in Washington on August 6, 2021
The Washington tournament is such a tough competition that Rafael Nadal should win the trophy even if he’s not in top form. But his first match called this thesis into question and it will not be easy for him in the next game. Rafa probably needs to get through some tough tests before competing in more prestigious competitions.
Betting: Harris wins with a handicap (+4.5 game) for 1.67.