Rafael Nadal vs. Ricardas Berankis 2022 Wimbledon Odds, Preview and Pick

By Rex

World No. 4 Rafael Nadal faces down Ricardas Berankis in the second round of the 2022 Wimbledon. Their only previous meeting happened at the Melbourne Summer Set 1 earlier this year, with Nadal getting the 6-2, 7-5 victory over his opponent. The Lithuanian challenger looks to put Nadal under pressure as they meet again on Thursday night.

Nitrobetting keeps things in check in this Rafael Nadal vs. Ricardas Berankis preview. We highlight basic event details and player stats to go alongside the latest tennis betting odds, trends, and our very own expert predictions.

Rafael Nadal vs. Ricardas Berankis 2022 Wimbledon Match Information

  • When: Thursday, June 30, 2022
  • Where: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, England
  • TV: ESPN
  • Live Stream: ESPN+
  • 2022 Wimbledon Betting Odds: Nadal (-5000) / Berankis (+1655)

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Why Bet on Rafael Nadal?

Nadal had a rough start to The Championship. The 22-time Grand Slam winner struggled to get past Francisco Cerundolo in his first-round match. Although he did win the first two sets, 6-4 and 6-4, Cerundolo hit back with a 3-6 win. In the end, the Spanish veteran managed to hold off a five-setter in a match that went on for three hours and 36 minutes.

The early stages looked seamless for Nadal when he broke Cerundolo in the fourth game. But the Argentinian won’t budge after the fifth was broken back. Nadal picked up three break-points at 4-4, before eventually pulling off a break in the tenth game to win the first set.

Going into the second set, we saw better movement come from Nadal as he secured a decisive break in the sixth game to get the 2-0 advantage but then lost the third set. Things looked shaky for Nadal when he fell 3-1 behind in the fourth but the Spaniard clawed his way back with four successive games to pull off the win.

Nadal hopes for more consistent performance in the second round when he takes on Berankis.

Why Bet on Ricardas Berankis?

One of the biggest upsets of the first round was Sam Querrey’s early exit. The American tennis player entered the first round as a heavy favorite over Berankis. But to everyone’s surprise, the numbers went in favor of the Lithuanian as he cruised to a 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Querrey. This also snaps his three-match losing streak over the last month.

His most recent match carried on for about an hour and 40 minutes, enduring 20 Querrey aces before breaking him once in each of the three sets. His response was top-notch after he defended the attacks and managed to save the only two break points he faced.

Ricardas Berankis is overflowing with confidence leading up to the second round. However, a matchup against Nadal presents another long list of challenges. Against the Spaniard, Berankis needs to improve his 62% first serve percentage and grab early winners unlike the 11 he recorded against Querrey. It might not be enough to get the upper hand, but playing the underdog role is a non-issue for Berankis as he displayed earlier this week.

Nadal vs. Berankis 2022 Wimbledon Betting Trends

  • Nadal is yet to win a tournament on grass this year.
  • Nadas has converted six of 14 break points on grass.
  • Berankis is 1-0 on grass this year.
  • Berankis registers a 100.0% winning percentage in service games and a 20.0% winning percentage in return games.

Rafael Nadal vs Ricardas Berankis Expert Betting Prediction

Nadal might have started slowly in the first round and Berankis is coming off an impressive underdog victory. But it also doesn’t help Berankis that he hasn’t had the best results on grass as of late. We expect the two-time Wimbledon winner to take control of the match early on. Although Berankis is likely to hit back and present tricky obligations for his opponent, he needs to surpass his recent performance to even put pressure on Nadal.

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