Jack Sock vs Rafael Nadal Betting Tips

Jake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016

Jack Sock vs Rafael Nadal | Monday 1 June, 2015 | Roland Garros | 15.00

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal will take on Jack Sock in the Men’s Singles fourth round clash on Monday.

Nadal secured entry into the fourth round of the French Open following yet another straight sets win against Andrey Kuznetsov. Seeded sixth at this year’s tournament, Nadal struck 33 winners and converted eight break points to secure the 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 win.

“It will be not fair if I say that I am not happy about what happened this first week, being fourth round without losing a set,” the Spaniard said.

“I think playing solid, consistent. That’s what I need to. Then I arrive the second week and you know that you have to go that extra step to have chances. So I hope to have a good practice tomorrow and be ready to play a great match on Monday, because I will need it.”

Following three solid matches at Roland Garros this season, Nadal will be faced with what might be his first legitimate obstacle in the draw when he comes up against America’s Jack Sock. The clash will also be the first encounter between the two and will certainly be a competitive affair.

Jack Sock earned his spot in his first Grand Slam fourth round when he defeated 18-year-old Borna Coric in straight sets. He struck six aces and 31 winners to close out the match 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

The Nebraska native became the first American to defeat a Top 10 seed at Roland Garros in 15 years with a first round shock win against Grigor Dimitrov, followed up by a victory against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, winning 6-7, 7-6, 6-1, 7-6 in the second round.

Sock discovered his top form on clay in 2015, having also won his maiden ATP World Tour crown last month in Houston. His previous best result in the French capital was a third round finish to Dusan Lajovic last year.

Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock Betting Tips

While the two have never faced off before, Sock is the type of big-hitting, aggressive player who has given Nadal trouble in the past and the young American is one of the only men on tour with a forehand comparable to Nadal’s.

Nadal is the strong favourite, priced at 3/50 with Betway but, if you think that Sock can cause an upset on Monday, he looks good for 7/1 odds.