The Mutua Madrid Open 2019 is currently underway and Rafael Nadal is one of the favorites to win. The Spaniard has rightfully earned the moniker, the ‘King of Clay’. Over the years, during his time on clay, Rafael Nadal has been so dominant that fans can have better odds with him, which is backed up by the data from popular websites recognised by the online casino and betting industry experts at Solicitors.Guru.
However, the Rafael Nadal juggernaut had to run out of steam at some point of time. In 2019, Rafael Nadal has not won a clay court since the season began with the Monte Carlo Masters 2019. During that time, he only managed to reach the semifinals there, and at the Barcelona Open. What this now means is that the clay season, and in this case, the 2019 Mutua Madrid Open is completely unpredictable.
Another clay court specialist, Dominic Thiem is playing well and moved past Reilly Opelka and will face either Fabio Fognini or John Millman. Another player who is having a good run in Madrid is World number 1, Novak Djokovic. The Serb has even won the Australian Open and has been on a roll since. In addition to that, Roger Federer’s decision to skip Monte Carlo and Barcelona looks like it could be paying off.
So far, all members of the Big 3 are comfortably through to the next round of the Madrid Open. Currently, Rafael Nadal is making short work of Felix Auger Aliassime while Federer disposed of Richard Gasquet and Djokovic thrashed Opelka.
Meanwhile in the WTA side of things, World number 1, Naomi Osaka is looking fairly good. The Japanese player battled past Sara Sorribes Tormo and Aliaksandra Sasnovich and will meet Belinda Bencic. Petra Kvitova reached a career high rank of 2 in the WTA.
The 3-time Madrid Open winner faces Caroline Carcia after beating Sofia Kenin and Kristina Mladenovic. Romanian player and World number 3 Simona Halep is also in good form. Halep has beaten Margarita Gaspariyan, Johanna Konta and Viktoria Kuzmova. She will next face Ashleigh Barty in the quarterfinal