French Open Day 6 predictions including Botic van de Zandschulp vs Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal seeks to make the second week of the open french while facing Botic van de Zandschulp on day 6 at Roland Garros. We have predictions for each match of day 6 in Paris including Novak Djokovic’s third round match.

Botic van de Zandschulp vs. Rafael Nadal

Damian Kust: Botic van de Zandschulp’s game is very complete now and it’s a bit unfortunate that the Dutchman is facing Rafael Nadal here. Two games into his Paris campaign, the Spaniard has looked quite majestic (albeit against weaker opposition than van de Zandschulp). His foot hasn’t been failing and that’s a very good sign. swim in 3

Jakub Bobro: Nadal has yet to struggle at Roland Garros this year, losing just 14 games in his matches against Jordan Thompson and Corentin Moutet. He will get a stronger test now against Van De Zandschulp, who has also looked very good. This will be a more difficult match for Nadal, but ultimately I don’t see the Dutchman springing an upset here. Nadal in 4

Grigor Dimitrov vs. Diego Schwartzman

Damien; Diego Schwartzman recovered from two sets to lose against Jaume Munar, while Grigor Dimitrov has hardly lost any games so far (10 in 6 sets). The Bulgarian is doing very well this season on clay, losing in the semi-finals in Monte Carlo and then three times in a row only to Stefanos Tsitsipas. In terms of form, he has the advantage, although the Argentine is usually a much better player on the surface. Dimitrov in 5

Jakub: Schwartzman has faced some adversity in his career here, dropping a set to Andrey Kuznetsov and two sets to Jaume Munar. Dimitrov has been incredible so far, losing just ten games in six sets against Marcos Giron and Borna Coric. The Bulgarian beat Schwartzman in equally impressive fashion in Madrid this year and while I don’t think it’s that kind of beating, I see Dimitrov winning here. Dimitrov in 4

Alexander Zverev vs. Brandon Nakashima

Damian: This is where I admit to underestimating how good Brandon Nakashima can be on clay. The American has made rapid progress on clay compared to the previous two years. Still, a surprise like this probably isn’t happening. The tight victory that Alexander Zverev had against Sebastian Baez should only help him calm down in the latter stages. Zverev in 4

Jakub: Nakashima pleasantly surprised with a straight-set win over Tallon Griekspoor, but now that Zverev had his mandatory five-set match in the first round against Sebastian Baez, I expect the German to be more focused from the start. The American has talent, but I don’t see him giving the surprise here. Zverev in 4

Cameron Norrie vs. Karen Khachanov

Damian: Cameron Norrie may already be thinking about possibly fighting Carlos Alcaraz again in the fourth round, but this is by no means a guarantee. Karen Khachanov is very strong physically and should be able to trade blows with him in a best-of-five format. The Brit has that topspin lefty forehand, which he will try to use to keep pushing the Russian behind the baseline. Difficult call. Norrie in 5

Jakub: Norrie is still looking for his first appearance in week two and appears to be well positioned to do so, coming into this third round on a six-fight win streak. The Brit won the title in Lyon and has not been threatened by Manuel Guinard or Jason Kubler in his first two rounds here. He should be the favorite against Khachanov, who dropped a set against Nuno Borges and Hugo Dellien. Norrie leads head-to-head 3-2, winning their previous two meetings on clay, so I finally see him reach the first fourth round of his career. norry in 4

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