Matteo Berrettini vs Rafael Nadal
Semi Final – Australian Open
Date: Friday, 28 January 2022
Nadal overcame a marathon five-setter in the Quarter Final against Denis Shapovalov, which once again showcased the immense heart that has kept the Spaniard going all these years. The game was tiring, but the win was worth it – and now he has become one of the final four in the Australian Open.
He has come so far to go home empty now. Two more wins, and he becomes the first male player in history with 21 Grand Slams.
He will take on 25-year-old Italian Matteo Berrettini in the semis. It is not going to be easy for the Spaniard, but he still remains the favorite.
He has great momentum going on for him, and he also has the better h2h record. Moreover, he has immense experience to count on against Matteo, who is yet to win a single Grand Slam.
Expect Nadal to secure his ticket to the final with a win this Friday.
Matteo Berrettini vs Rafael Nadal Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two had clashed only once against each other – in the semis of the 2019 US Open. Then the Spaniard recorded a win in straight sets. The final scorecard read 7-6, 6-4, 6-1. Note that Nadal wrapped up the third set in just 32 minutes.
Matteo Berrettini vs Rafael Nadal Prediction & Analysis
Berrettini has an obvious weakness on hard courts, which is the surface of Australian Open. Moreover, he is yet to win a Master, let alone a Grand Slam.
He is punching way above his weight against Nadal, who has already established his name as one of the greatest in the sport.
Moreover, the Spaniard also has a positive h2h record against this opponent.
As things stand, expect Rafa to deliver a win this Friday in Melbourne.
Key Stats for Betting
- Rafa is ranked 5th in the world, while his opponent is 7th.
- Nadal has 20 Grand Slams, 36 Masters and 1 Olympic Gold to his name. Meanwhile, his challenger has a total of just five titles in his whole career. Four of them came at ATP 250 tournaments, and one came at an ATP 500 tournament.
- Of Berrettini’s five titles, three had come on clay, and two on grass.
Tips for Matteo Berrettini vs Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Rafael Nadal -2.5 Games Asian Handicap @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 3.5 Sets @ 1.50 (1/2).