The two will meet again in Shanghai, one week after Dimitrov was close to defeat Nadal in the Beijing semifinals. It will be the 11th match played between the two champions. Learn how to watch it live online.
Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov Live Stream Info:
Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov Head to Head:
Nadal leads 9-1 and has defeated Dimitrov on hard or clay. The only victory of the Bulgarian was last year in Beijing, and they also played a thrilling match at the Australian Open semifinal this year. Their last meeting was won with much effort by Nadal, last week.
Rafael Nadal current form: Nadal is unbeaten in his last 14 matches, but this match will be a real tough one for the Spaniard. Although he seems to be in perfect shape, Nadal encountered in Shanghai players who made lots of errors (Fognini, for example, played well but made a lot of foolish mistakes). Dimitrov, on the other hand, is not that kind of player.
Grigor Dimitrov current form: For sure, the Bulgarian will look for revenge after he was denied a place in the Beijing final. Dimitrov seems to be progressing to a better form after his early exit at the US Open. Mentally, he must be strong in order to defeat Nadal.
Prediction: This is an open match, with both players having chances to win. Of course, Nadal is the favourite, but Dimitrov will be looking for his second win against the Spaniard.