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Rafael Nadal's first opponent at Wimbledon 2022 will be Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo, No. 42. Francisco and Rafa have not crossed paths, and bookmakers have little doubt that the Spaniard will win.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Of the last five matches, Francisco won only one at the grass tournament in London, defeating Martinez Portero. Before that, Cerundolo lost in Lyon to Norrie, and at Roland Garros, the Argentine lost to Evans. After the victory, he failed to Peniston in three sets, as he did to Paul in Eastbourne. In the current season on grass, Cerundolo's score is 1:2. Overall in his career, the Argentine played six matches on the grass. The score is 3:3.
After winning Roland Garros, the Pyrenean did not play a single official match but played two games at a Herlingham tournament. By the way, Nadal has an opportunity to collect a Grand Slam this year because he won the Australian Open before that. In Herlingham, Rafa beat Wawrinka in two sets but lost to Auger-Aliassime in three games. It is evident that the Spaniard's form is far from ideal, but we doubt the Argentine has a chance of beating the world number four.
Expert Betting Tips
Nadal won twice at Wimbledon, so he is indeed a strong grass player. But we can't say that about Cerundolo, plus the he has a problem with the playing practice. We doubt that Francisco has a chance to put up a fight against Rafa in even one set, so we expect a big win from the world number four.
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