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Rafael Nadal vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Live Stream, Predictions & Tips - Tsitsipas value to take Barcelona Open title

  • Rafael Nadal vs Stefanos Tsitsipas preview and predictions for Sunday’s Barcelona Open final
  • The final will be played at 2.00pm BST
  • Nadal is the top seed and an 11-time champion
  • Tsitsipas has not dropped a set this week and is value
  • Match preview, predictions and live stream information
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Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas clash in the final in Barcelona (Getty Images)
John Eastwood 24 Apr 2021
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Rafael Nadal vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Predictions


Stefanos Tsitsipas came from two sets down to defeat Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open quarter-finals in February, and the in-form Greek is value to repeat the feat.

Although this is Nadal's manor having won the Barcelona title 11 times, Tsitsipas has not dropped a set all week and is tipped to come out on top in another mouthwatering battle between the pair.

  • Rafael Nadal is an 11-time champion at the Barcelona Open.
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas was beaten by Rafael Nadal in the Barcelona final in 2018.
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Rafael Nadal in their last meeting in the Australian Open quarter-finals.
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas is on a 9-match winning streak.
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas has not dropped a set in Barcelona this week.

Head to Head


Rafael Nadal leads 6-2 in the head-to-head with Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Tsitsipas pulled off a remarkable comeback to win in the Australian Open quarter-finals earlier this year. He trailed by two sets, but won 7-5 in the deciding set.

Rafael Nadal Stats


Nationality: Spain
Age: 34 (3 June 1986)
Height: 6’1” (185cm)
Plays: Left-handed
World Ranking: 3
Career High: 1 (August 2008)
Career ATP Singles Titles: 86
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 20 (13 French Open, 4 US Open, 2 Wimbledon, 1 Australian Open)
2021 Titles: 0

Rafael Nadal Form


In his first appeance since the Australian Open, Nadal was beaten in the Monte Carlo quarter-finals by Andrey Rublev last week.

In Barcelona, Nadal needed three sets to get past Ilya Ivashka 3-6 6-2 6-4 and Kei Nishikori 6-0 2-6 6-2 in his opening two matches.

The top seed made quick work of Cameron Norrie in the quarter-finals as he won 6-1 6-4, before defeating world number 13 and fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno-Busta 6-3 6-2 in the semis.

Stefanos Tsitsipas Stats


Nationality: Greece
Age: 22 (12 August 1998)
Height: 6’4” (193cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 5
Career High: 5 (August 2019)
Career ATP Singles Titles: 6
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
2021 Titles: 1

Stefanos Tsitsipas Form


Since losing the Australian Open final to Daniil Medvedev, Tsitsipas has been busy on tour. He has played in Rotterdam, Marseille, Acapulco, Miami and Monte Carlo and now Barcelona over the last two months.

Tsitsipas lost in the semi-finals in Rotterdam to Andrey Rublev, the final in Acapulco to Alexander Zverev and quarter-finals in Miami to Hubert Hurkacz.

He ended the frustrating run with victory in Monte Carlo, gaining revenge on Rublev to claim a first title of the year.

Tsitsipas has carried on last week's form into Barcelona, not dropping a set in wins over Jaume Munar, Alex De Minaur, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Jannik Sinner.

Live Stream


Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas meet in the final of the Barcelona Open on Sunday 25 April.

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Verdict

Tsitsipas pulled off an upset against Nadal at the Australian Open. On a nine-match winning run and having not dropped a set this week, Tsitsipas is value to come out on top again.

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