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Denis Shapovalov vs Rafael Nadal Tips - Shapovalov to push Nadal at Australian Open

  • Denis Shapovalov vs Rafael Nadal tips for Tuesday's match
  • The pair clash in the Australian Open quarter-final at 2.00pm AEST
  • Nadal holds a 3-2 head to head advantage from five completed matches
  • Can Shapovalov upset Nadal in Melbourne?
  • Match preview, predictions and tips
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Denis Shapovalov defeated Rafael Nadal in their last meeting in December (Getty Images)
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Denis Shapovalov vs Rafael Nadal Tips


Rafael Nadal could well have a fight on his hands in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open when he faces Denis Shapovalov.
  • Denis Shapovalov vs Rafael Nadal Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Denis Shapovalov Stats
  • Denis Shapovalov Form
  • Rafael Nadal Stats
  • Rafael Nadal Form
  • Live Stream
  • Denis Shapovalov vs Rafael Nadal FAQs

Shapovalov took the scalp of Alexander Zverev in the last round and he is value with a +4.5 handicap against Nadal. This one looks like being a lengthy contest, so over 37.5 games is the best bet.

  • Denis Shapovalov has won his last 7 matches.
  • Denis Shapovalov has seen over 41.5 matches in 3 of his last 4 matches.
  • Denis Shapovalov won his last match against Rafael Nadal.
  • Rafael Nadal has won his last 7 matches.
  • Rafael Nadal has dropped just 1 set in his last 7 matches. 

Head to Head


Rafael Nadal is 3-2 against Denis Shapovalov in completed matches. Shapovalov did win the most recent encounter 6-7 6-3 10-6 in an Abu Dhabi exhibition in December.

Denis Shapovalov Stats


Nationality: Canada
Age: 22 (15 April 1999)
Height: 6’1” (185cm)
Plays: Left-Handed
World Ranking: 14
Career High: 10 (September 2020)
Career Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: R2 (2021)

Denis Shapovalov Form


Denis Shapovalov is on a seven-game winning run since starting the year with defeat to Daniel Evans in his opening game at the ATP Cup in Sydney.

The World No. 14 went on to defeat Jan Lennard Struff and Roman Safiullin in three sets and Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets at the ATP Cup.

At the Australian Open, Shapovalov's path hasn't been easy. He needed four sets to beat Laslo Djere 7-6 6-4 3-6 7-6 in the first round and went the distance before beating Soon Woo Kwon 7-6 6-7 6-7 7-5 6-2.

It was another gruelling contest as he outfought 23rd seed Reilly Opelka 7-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the third round before Shapovalov took advantage of a below par 3rd seed Alexander Zverev to win 6-3 7-6 6-3 and reach the last eight.

Rafael Nadal Stats


Nationality: Spain
Age: 35 (3 June 1986)
Height: 6'1" (185cm)
Plays: Left-Handed
World Ranking: 5
Career High: 1 (August 2008)
Career Singles Titles: 89
2022 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 20 (1 Australian Open, 13 French Open, 2 Wimbledon, 4 US Open)
Australian Open Best Result: Winner (2009)

Rafael Nadal Form


Rafael Nadal took four months off at the end of 2021 to recover from a foot injury before making his comeback in an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi at the end of the year.

The Spaniard kicked off 2022 in Melbourne where he won the title. He had an easy run, beating Ricardas Berankis, Emil Ruusuvuori and Maxime Cressy in straight sets, all players outside the Top 90.

Nadal has done it easy at the Australian Open, starting with wins over Marcos Giron 6-1 6-4 6-2 and Yannick Hanfmann 6-2 6-3 6-4 with his serve unbroken. 

Karen Khachanov put up more of a fight in the third round with Nadal prevailing 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-1. Adrian Mannarino was no match in the fourth round either after losing a tight first set as Nadal won 7-6 6-2 6-2.

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Denis Shapovalov vs Rafael Nadal FAQs

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What time does Denis Shapovalov vs Rafael Nadal start?

The match starts at 2.00pm AEST on Tuesday, January 25.

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Verdict

Denis Shapovalov defeated Rafael Nadal in December and he can make things difficult for the World No. 5 in Melbourne.

This quarter-final is likely to be tight and over 37.5 games is predicted. Shapovalov with a +4.5 handicap is also tipped, while a small stake on the Canadian to cause an upset is advised.

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