Giron vs Nadal: prediction for the Australian Open match
Marcos Giron has made good progress over the last season, but there is still room for improvement. In the new year, Giron hasn't yet won a single match. He failed at the tournament in Melbourne, where he lost to Ricardas Berankis in the first round (5-6, 4-6), and in Sydney, the American yielded to Jordan Thompson (4-6, 2-6), also in the opening round.
Rafael Nadal started the new year with a victory at the tournament in Melbourne. In the final match, the eminent Spaniard defeated Maxime Cressy in two straight sets (7-6, 6-3). Nadal prefers slower surfaces and it is hard to predict whether he will be able to progress far at this major, but either way, he is a tough opponent for any tennis player here.
In 3 of Nadal' last 5 matches, more than 9 games were played in the first set
Giron played 3 tie-breaks in his last 5 matches.
Nadal is the strong favourite in this match. Just before the start of the Australian Open, Nadal won the tournament in Melbourne, so the Spaniard is in top form. He should get a landslide victory here.
Our prediction - total under 32 games
Giron, on the other hand, wasn't ready for the new season. He was unimpressive at the tournaments in Melbourne and Sydney, and we believe he stands no chance against the Spanish legend.
Second wager - handicap (-8) to Nadal