TennisSection previews the Indian Wells 2022 as Rafael Nadal takes on Dan Evans in the Round of 32 on Monday, March 14th, 2022.
Will Rafael Nadal get the win? Will Dan Evans pull off the upset? This will be an interesting one, where we have the Spanish matador taking on his favorite kind of opponent. Who will triumph to move through to the Round of 16 at Indian Wells 2022?
Rafael Nadal got a very hard-fought win over Sebastian Korda in a match where even he admitted that he should not have technically won, but with his incredible mental resilience, you can never really be sure that it’s over until it is. Dan Evans will be a much better opponent for him though, as we go from Nadal’s least favorite style to his favorite, Evans plays with lots of slices and a very weak 1-hander, which will definitely enable Rafa to totally maul Evans from the back of the court, giving him many problems to continue his campaign at Indian Wells 2022.
Dan Evans got a nice win to set this tough one up against Rafael Nadal, and tough really is understating things. In order to win this one, he will have to get very lucky, I just don’t see it happening against Rafa in any case. His style will not be effective against him. We saw Evans execute it brilliantly against Djokovic last year, and that’s just how these matchups work. Hopefully Evans can change something up though to stay competitive at Indian Wells 2022.
Rafael Nadal and Dan Evans have met twice before, with Rafael Nadal leading the head to head 2-0. Unsurprisingly, Nadal leads their head to head, I don’t see that changing anytime soon. It’s simply an uneven matchup of styles, and Nadal is on the advantageous end of this one. I see him giving Evans a very hard time, let alone the slow court which will make it even easier for the Spaniard despite his struggles in his first match as he aims to move on at Indian Wells 2022.
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