Nadal had a stern test in the last 16 against his fierce rival, Nick Kyrgios, but came through in four sets 6-3 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-4). The second set was the first the Spaniard had lost at this year’s tournament.
Thiem advanced to the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time on Monday, as he eased past No. 10 seed Gael Monfils 6-2 6-4 6-4. It was a dominant display from the Austrian, who never faced a single break point and broke serve himself four times from 14 opportunities.
Head To Head
The 19-time Grand Slam champion Nadal and Thiem have become familiar rivals at the French Open in recent years, with the pair being the dominant duo in the game on clay.
Indeed, although the 33 year-old Nadal leads the 26 year-old Thiem 9-4 on the head-to-head, all but one of those matches was on clay.
The exception came in the US Open 2018, when they fought a five-set rollercoaster before Nadal eventually prevailed 0-6 6-4 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-5).
Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem Betting Lines & Prediction
Rafael Nadal has looked in pretty convincing form at the tournament to date, so has to be the best bet in predictions to win this match.
Nadal is the favourite at -286 (1.35) with 888Sport, with Thiem available at +250 (3.50) with bet365. We prefer the Set Betting though, with Nadal offered at odds of +280 (3.80) to win 3-1 with 888Sport.