Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori will square off in the quarter of the French Open for the 13th time of their career. They are scheduled to compete on Tuesday at 1 pm (est) on Court Philippe CHATRIER.

Rafael Nadal

Ranked no. 2, Nadal reached the quarter after beating Yannick Hanfmann 6-2 6-1 6-3, Yannick Maden 6-1 6-2 6-4, David Goffin 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-3 and Juan Ignacio Londero 6-2 6-3 6-3.

His best result of the season was winning the title in Rome where he beat Novak Djokovic in the final 6-0 4-6 6-1.

Nadal has a 29-5 win-loss record in 2019, 18-3 on clay (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the French Open

The Spaniard won the title last year in Roland-Garros after ousting Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-3 6-2.

Kei Nishikori

Ranked no. 7, Nishikori got to the quarter after beating Quentin Halys 6-2 6-3 6-4, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6 6-4 6-4 6-4, Laslo Djere 6-4 6-76 6-3 4-6 8-6 and Benoit Paire 6-2 6-78 6-2 6-78 7-5.

His best result of the current year was succeeding in winning the title in Brisbane where he defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final 6-4 3-6 6-2.

Kei has a 23-9 win-loss record in 2019, 10-4 on clay (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the French Open

Kei lost in the 4th round 6-2 6-0 5-7 6-4 to Dominic Thiem.

Prediction and head to head Rafael Nadal vs. Kei Nishikori

This will be the 13th time that Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori fight against each other. The head to head is 10-2 for Nadal (see full H2H stats), 4-0 on clay.

The last time that they played each other, Nadal won 6-3 6-2 in the final in Monte Carlo back in 2018.


The pick for Tennis Tonic is Rafael Nadal that should win in 3 sets.

Betting odds

The initial odds of bet365, Rafael Nadal is the pick to win the match.
Rafael Nadal -> 1.025
Kei Nishikori -> 17.00

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Head 2 Head

Win Loss
2019 2018 2017
47 - 6
29 - 14
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Since it is raining in Paris today and the court is damp then it may not be easy for Nadal as Nishikori will be well rested as play will not be possible today. If it had not rained then the above prediction of Tennis Tonic would have been 100% correct. Now Nishikori has a chance to grab at least a set or two off Nadal. Rain changes everything. Nadal loves to play when the sun is shining and the courts are dry. Nadal who is also not in the best of form this year is not comfortable playing on damp… Read more »