Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev French Open Tennis Betting Tips – 3rd June 2022

Nadal can dig in action beat Zverev in French Open semi's

Alexander Zverev / Germany ©IMAGO/ZUMA Wire 06/01/2022

Spain Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev Germany
2nd June 2022
French Open Tennis – Paris – Roland Garros
Pick Rafa Nadal 3-1 set betting
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 3/1 odds taken 20:25 GMT on June 1st, 2022

After eliminating reigning champion Novak Djokovic in the quarter finals, Rafa Nadal is back in a French Open semi-final.

The Spaniard is chasing a record-extending 14th title at Roland Garros and is now the hot favourite.

If he is anywhere back near the same level of performance level, there could be a tough evening ahead for Alexander Zverev.

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Rafael Nadal Preview – Nadal bounces back

After losing in last year’s French Open semi-final to Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal got some revenge on Tuesday.

Aided by a quick start and some stunning levels of tennis, he took the match in four sets.

Once again he proved that he can roll back the years.

Now for the semi-final match on Thursday, Nadal is the 3/10 odds-on favourite* (odds recorded 20:25 GMT on June 1st, 2022 at William Hill).

The 13-time champion just found new levels of brilliance against Djokovic on Tuesday.

The match did finish late into the evening, which gives him less time to recover than his opponent Zverev.

That quarter-final duel with Djokovic, also came after Nadal had been taken to five sets in the Fourth Round by Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Nadal just doesn’t quit though and his fitness levels are astonishing.

There was no clay court title this year on the ATP for Nadal in his preparations for the French Open.

He had only completed five clay matches in the current swing before Roland Garros.

Our betting prediction:
Zverev 6-4 First Set

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* (odds recorded 20:25 GMT on June 1st, 2022 at William Hill)


Nadal last met Alexander Zverev last year on the clay in Rome and took a straight-set victory

He did face some problems against the German before that, as he had lost three in a row.

But specifically in previous clay meetings, Nadal is 3-1 up in the head to head.

Considering the two tough matches he has been through in the last round, there’s a chance he drops a set.

The Nadal 3-1 set betting option is at a quote of 3/1* (odds recorded 20:25 GMT on June 1st, 2022 at William Hill).

Can he make it back to the showpiece match at Roland Garros?


Alexander Zverev Preview – Zverev showing fight

Earlier on Tuesday, Alexander Zverev had already booked a place in the semi-finals before Nadal had stepped foot on the court.

The German faced young Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz in his quarter-final match.

Given that Alcaraz had been in red-hot form on the clay during this swing, Zverevez took an underdog win in the fixture.

To reach the Final he will have to defy underdog odds once again.

Zverev is a quote of 5/2 in the match outright for French Open tennis betting* (odds recorded 20:25 GMT on June 1st, 2022 at William Hill).

In that match against Alcaraz, when his opponent started hitting back at him in the second set, Zverev had little answer.

At one point he was keeping himself in the match due to the errors made by his opponent more than anything.

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Alexander Zverev did make a run to the quarter finals of the Rome Masters in his build-up to the French Open.

Before that, he had reached the Madrid Masters final, where he lost to Alcaraz.

So this year, there has been decent clay form from Zverev.

It was at this stage of last season’s French Open that Zverev bowed out, but it was his best-ever finish at the Slam.

He will likely need a strong start against Nadal, to get some pressure on the Spaniard.

This is not a match that Zeverev will want to be chasing.


Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev Betting Advice

Rafael Nadal was just irresistible on Tuesday, thriving once again on the courts at Roland Garros.

But he did have a late finish, which is a clear disadvantage heading into this big semi-final.

So it may be worth considering Zverev sneaking the opening set.

A Zverev 6-4 score in the first set it at 15/2* (odds recorded 20:25 GMT on June 1st, 2022 at William Hill).


Key Facts – Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev Betting Tip

  • Rafael Nadal is W3 D1 on clay against Zverev
  • Rafael Nadal is seeking his 14th French Open title
  • Alexander Zverev has won three of his last four against Nadal (all surfaces)


Zverev has had his recent success against Nadal and he held his nerve well under pressure to win a fourth-set tiebreak against Alcaraz in the last round.

But the head to head on clay suggests Nadal can grind this one out.

Nadal 3-1 Set Betting at 3/1 is our French Open tennis tip* (odds recorded 20:25 GMT on June 1st, 2022 at William Hill).


The best betting odds for Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev

Rafael Nadal to win: 3/10 at Bet365
Alexander Zverev to win: 5/2 at Bet365