World No.2 Rafael Nadal starts his 2011 US Open quest today, Tuesday August 30th, as he takes on Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan in a night match at Flushing Meadows, NY. Golubev has just a 6-24 match record in 2011 vs. Nadal’s 53-10. Oddsmakers have Rafael Nadal as -10000 moneyline favourite to beat Andrey Golubey who’s listed as +1600 underdog. Start the 2011 US Open off right by getting your bet on the latest Nadal vs Golubev odds avaliable now.
Rafael Nadal completed a career Grand Slam by winning here last year, won his 10th Slam title at Roland Garros in June and reached the final at Wimbledon a month later. But the 25-year-old Spaniard has had a less-than-sizzling summer after burning his hand on a hot plate, losing in the second round at Toronto and the quarters of Cincinnati. Nadal has won three tournament titles this year and is no longer a question mark on the cement of Flushing; the only question is whether he will have the stuff to string seven matches together after a spotty summer.
Andrey Golubev, 24-year-old, was named the ATP’s Most Improved Player of 2010, winning his first and only career title on clay in Hamburg. But in four tries, Golubev has won one match here at the US Open. Even with a burnt hand, Nadal would figure to have the upper hand. Golubev will have to play a near flawless match, and hope that Nadal’s game and focus aren't up to his usual standards. Not likely, particular at a Grand Slam. The defending champ is through in three. He has won three Challenger tournaments and reached the final of the 2008 St Petersburg Open. He won the 2010 International German Open, an ATP World Tour 500 series event.
Rafael Nadal vs Andrey Golubev
When: Tuesday August 30th@7:00PM ET
Pick: Nadal -10000
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The Bottom Line: Nadal has to dominate this match or he’ll have doubters the whole tournament. Start the 2011 US Open off right by getting your bet on the latest Nadal vs Golubev odds avaliable now.