Rafael Nadal, sixth seed at Australian Open 2022 will face seventh seed, Matteo Berrettini in the semifinals on Friday. Both players had similar kind of victories in the quarterfinals, as they won in a grueling five set encounter.
Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini: Match Details
- Tournament: Australian Open 2022
- Match: Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini
- Date: 27 January 2022
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Round: Semi Finals
- Surface: Hardcourt
- Prize Money: USD 850,000
Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini : Preview
Rafael Nadal has been in splendid form at Australian Open 2022, dropping just three sets on his way to the semifinals. The Spaniard defeated Marcos Giron and Yannick Hanfmann in straight sets in the first two rounds. Next, he defeated the Russian, Karen Khachanov in four sets in round three, before scoring a straight sets win over Adrian Mannarino in round four. Nadal faced his toughest challenge in the quarterfinals, as he defeated Denis Shapovalov in a five set thriller.
Matteo Berrettini also defeated Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals in five sets, despite going two sets up. The Italian defeated Brandon Nakashima and Stefan Kozlov in four sets in the first two rounds. Next up, he defeated Carlos Alcaraz in a five set thriller in the third round, before storming past Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets in round four.
Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini : Head-to-Head
The duo have faced each other only on once occasion in the past. Rafael Nadal defeated Matteo Berrettini in straight sets in the semifinals of US Open 2019.
Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini : Prediction
Both players would be understandably exhausted after their five set thrillers in the quarterfinals. However, Matteo Berrettini is expected to recover better as compared to Rafael Nadal because he is much younger than the Spaniard. However, the 35-year-old has experience on his side, which helped him defeat Denis Shapovalov. Matteo Berrettini will look to exploit Nadal’s second serve, something which has been his weak link in the tournament so far.
Match Prediction: Nadal to win in four sets
Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini : Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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