On July 29, Serbia will play Kenya at 5 PM in Tokyo. The Serbian team has won first two games and Kenya lost to Japan and South Korea.
Lloyd George Harris
One of the best-loved American tournaments before the US Open is in full swing. The ATP City Open is taking place in Washington, with Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro among its main contenders for the trophy.
After beating the Dominican Republic 3-0 for his first two matches in Tokyo, Serbian tennis player Dusan Lajovic will face South Africa’s Lloyd George Harris on July 29. The tennis players have never met before. Spain’s number three player is the favorite in face-offs with the South African, who ranks 50th in world rankings.
On July 29, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal will play an American named Jack Sock. The country is only ranked outside the top 100 in the ATP rankings, but he competed with little success against Rafa on Sunday in Ferrol. He lost despite making a good fight in sets two and three before falling to his opponent who won only at tiebreak six-two four-six seven point one (6:2 4:6 7:6).
This match was played less than twenty-four hours ago and as such it wasn’t easy for Rafa. Much of the tennis competition focused on one-sided matches. Next, at 6-4 and serving for her own serve in the first set, Lloyd George was an ace away from clinching victory over Sandgren when he suddenly withdrew. The South African is more than just consistent with his service shots; in the first set alone he had ten aces.
Harris is ranked 50th in the world and last year was his best season to date. Despite early success this year, he lost in the first round of the tournament at Atlanta. Nadal’s last match was in the 2019 French Open semi-finals where he lost to Novak Djokovic. He missed almost two months of scheduled games with an injury.
The conclusion of the match between Nadal and Soca makes it clear that the Spaniard is not ready for his strongest tennis come summer, in other words, this tournament in Washington D.C. will be training for him – a chance to condition himself ahead of Wimbledon and the US Open. His main focus right now is those titles; he won’t mess with anything else before then.”
Harris may not be in the best of form, but if he can serve his first serves properly then there is no way that he will lose. Our bet for this match includes Nadal as our opponent at 4.5-plus handicap and we hope that the South African doesn’t wilt before stepping up to play. The Spaniard won’t have it easy then, and will need to give everything he’s got for every break point.
Betting on Rafael Nadal v Lloyd George Harris in Washington on August 6, 2021
The Washington tournament is such a prestigious event that Nadal should win at least one of his matches. But, after winning in three sets against Lamet at the previous match (25:23 25:16, 26:24), it will be challenging to repeat this victory against him again.
Betting: Harris wins with a handicap (+4.5 game) for 1.67.