Most tennis fans are probably going to be disappointed by seeing that Rafael Nadal isn’t likely to get a real challenge on Sunday, but things are nevertheless not likely to be as simple as they might look at first glance.

Match: David Ferrer vs Rafael Nadal

David Ferrer

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Selection: David Ferrer (+2.5 sets)

Best Odds: 2.00 @ Pinnacle

Interestingly, David Ferrer has not dropped a set during his French Open campaign this year, so he will be coming into the final match fully rested and fully prepared. Of course, many things will be flying through his mind, as he has surely spent the entire day off thinking about what he will need to do in order to get a real chance at upsetting the big favourite.

Unfortunately for him, beating Rafael Nadal on his favourite ground is going to be an uphill task straight from the start, but those who have seen the most recent meetings between the two will know that David Ferrer is good enough to trouble the world’s number these days. The conditions will negate any advantage that Nadal might have in terms of serve – and there is not a huge difference between the two in terms of quality of their baseline games.

With that said, there is indeed every chance that we are going to see Rafael Nadal struggling to win this match in three easy sets. After all, Ferrer managed to take a set off him back in Madrid and Rome – and there is nothing that should prevent him from doing so today as well. The odds for the set handicap are unusually high for a match of this length and magnitude – and shrewd punters should try to take advantage of that by backing the hard-working Spaniard today.