The world no.2 started his campaign in Monaco in an ominous way with a 6-1 6-1 win over Roberto Bautista Agut. The Spaniard overwhelmed his compatriot taking full control of the match with his powerful forehand and often going to the net. If his injured knee holds, it’s almost impossible that the Spaniard will not win his 12th Monte Carlo with this kind of tennis.
Currently ranked 28, the Bulgarian needs to beat Rafa to stay in the top40 after Monte Carlo. Grigor reached the 3rd round in the Principality after he beat Matteo Berrettini 7-5 6-4 and Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (2) 6-4.
H2H Rafael Nadal vs. Grigor Dimitrov
This will be the 13th time that Nadal and Dimitrov will face each other. The head to head is 11-1 for the Spaniard.
According to Bet365 Nadal is the hot favorite to win the match. Dimitrov’s win would pay 15/1. See quotes.