6th French Open Day Predictions Including Boutique Van de Zandschulp vs Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is looking to enter the second week of the French Open as he faces Butch van de Zandscholp on day six at Roland Garros. We have predictions for every 6 matches in Paris including Novak Djokovic’s third round match.

Boutique Van de Zandschulp vs Rafael Nadal

Damien Coast: Butch van de Zandschulp’s game is now complete and it’s a pity that he’s facing Rafael Nadal here. In two games in his campaign in Paris, the Spaniard looked rather imposing (although against a weaker opponent than Van de Zandschulp). The foot was not behaving well which is a very good sign. Nadal at 3

Jacob Bobro: Nadal has yet to have problems at Roland Garros this year, losing just 14 games in his two matches against Jordan Thompson and Corentin Mutet. He will now have a stronger test against Van de Zandschulp, who also looked good. It will be a tougher match for Nadal but in the end I don’t see the Dutchman succeeding here. Nadal at 4

Grigor Dimitrov vs. Diego Schwartzman

Damian. Diego Schwartzman came back from two sets to frustrate him against Jaume Munnar, while Grigor Dimitrov has barely dropped matches so far (10 in 6 sets). The Bulgarian has been quietly doing well this claycourt season, losing in the semi-finals in Monte Carlo and then three times in a row to Stefanos Tsitsipas. He has the advantage in terms of form, although the Argentine is usually the best player on the roof. Dimitrov at 5

Jacob: Schwartzman has faced some adversity during his run here, dropping a set for Andrei Kuznetsov and two sets against Jaume Munnar. Dimitrov has been amazing so far, losing just ten matches in six sets against Marcus Giron and Borna Coric. The Bulgarian beat Schwartzman in a similarly impressive fashion in Madrid this year, and although I don’t think it would be that kind of defeat, I see Dimitrov winning here. Dimitrov at 4

Alexander Zverev vs Brandon Nakashima

Damien: This is where I admit to underestimating how good Brandon Nakashima really is on the mud. The American has made some quicker progress on dirt compared to what it has been in the past two years. However, such discomfort probably does not occur. Alexander Zverev’s narrow win over Sebastian Baez should only help him calm down in the closing stages. Zverev at 4

Jacob: Nakashima was pleasantly surprised to beat Talon Grexpur in a straight set, but now that Zverev has had his mandatory five-set match in the early round against Sebastian Baez, I expect the German to come more focused from the start. The American is talented, but I don’t see him exploding here. Zverev at 4

Cameron Norrie vs Karen Khachanov

Damien: Cameron Norrie may already be considering facing Carlos Alcaraz again in the fourth round, but that’s not a guarantee at all. Karen Khachanov is physically strong and should be able to trade blows with him in the best of five form. The Briton got that left forehand spinning above, which he will try to use to continue pushing the Russian behind the baseline. Tough call. Nori at 5

Jacob: Nouri is still looking for his second week debut and looks set to do so, as he reached this third round with six straight wins. The Briton took the title in Lyon and was not threatened by Manuel Jennard or Jason Kubler in his first two rounds here. The frontrunner should be Khachanov, who dropped a set to both Nuno Burgess and Hugo Delin. Nouri led the match head-on with a score of 3-2, and won their two previous meetings on clay, so I see him finally come out to the fourth round of the four tournaments. Nori at 4

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