Nadal has to win the tournament to ensure that he finishes the year as the world ranked number one player, so there’s plenty at stake here for the Spaniard.
He reached the last four after seeing off France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (7-4) 6-1 in the quarter finals.
Canada’s 20 year-old world number 28 Denis Shapovalov produced a dominant display in seeing off another French veteran, Gael Monfils, in his quarterfinal, winning 6-2 6-2 win in just under an hour. In doing so he also ended Monfils’ hopes of playing at the ATP Finals later this month.
Denis Shapovalov vs Rafael Nadal Betting Lines & Prediction
In terms of tennis betting predictions, Denis Shapovalov has some real momentum coming into the match, having won his first ATP Tour title in Stockholm and reached the semi finals in Winston-Salem and Chengdu in recent months. However, Rafael Nadal has yet to drop a set in this tournament and is a difficult player to oppose when on his game.
Shapovalov could be capable of making things a little uncomfortable for Nadal here, so our tennis betting tip is in the ‘Set Betting’ markets, where a 2-1 win for the Spaniard is on offer at a more attractive +333 (4.33) with bet365 Sportsbook.