Rafael Nadal is playing one of the rarest matches of this year's ATP, as he plays against a player that has a winning record against him tonight in Montreal. That's right, the Croatian has a 2-1 winning record against Nadal, and the 20-year old is just at the beginning of his career. To go down 3-1 against such a young player would be quite a disappointment for Nadal, but the Spaniard is playing some of the best tennis of his life right now and Coric will have a tough time defending his strength and accuracy.
Coric really destroyed Nadal the last time that they met, which was in Cincinnati. Nadal went down, 6-1, 6-3. That was only 12 months ago, and since then a lot has changed for both players. Coric was recently ousted from Wimbledon in the first round by Ryan Harrison, while Nadal is in the running for a Number 1 ranking again in his career; at the age of 31, he might not have a lot of time left to do so.
Rafa has always been a fan-favorite. He will have the chance of getting back to the No. 1 spot if all goes well in Montreal, but Coric is a dangerous player, as Mikhail Youzhny found out in the first-round. Coric was confident and relentless, winning 6-2, 6-4. The young gun is not one of the youngest players on the tour, but it is great to see him with such a long career ahead of him, with so much talent at his age.
ATP Montreal Betting Markets
As always, the place for the best betting markets and wagering odds is bet365 Sports. Tennis always gets a bit more attention at the UK sportsbook, and they are offering dozens of betting options ahead of, and during tonight's match. Nadal is the outright favorite at 1.12, while Coric is at 6.00 even. Punters can get a chance to win some lucrative cash if their bets are right, but to increase chances, be sure to take advantage of the live in play markets too.