Forecast: Rome ATP Singles Champion 2018
- Nadal: 74%
- A. Zverev : 26%
Contributing factors: Previous Rome performances, finals record, clay record, recent form, H2H and ranking.
Similar to the Monte Carlo final, most of the key statistics point towards a Nadal victory: Nadal's record at Rome, his record on clay, his record in finals, leads their H2H 4-0 and leads their H2H on clay 2-0. Nadal has only ever lost a final on clay to 4 different players: Djokovic, Federer, Murray and Zeballos.
Zverev is not without encouraging statistics however, as his record on clay, at Rome and in Masters finals are highly commendable despite the limited data set. Furthermore Zverv has shown excellent form lately, winning his last 13 matches in a row.