Nadal vs Berrettini Live Stream, Tips & Preview

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Rafael Nadal is two wins away from creating history as he prepares to face Matteo Berrettini in the Australian Open semi-finals on Friday.

Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini Australian Open Live Stream, Tips, Predictions & Preview

Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini free Australian Open live stream tips, predictions and preview – Berrettini is on a 21-match winning streak in slam matches not involving Novak Djokovic…

Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini Tips

Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini Match Details

🎾 Competition: Australian Open SF
🗓 Date: Friday January 28
 Time: 2.30pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Rod Laver Arena

Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini Head to Head

Nadal leads 1-0

  • 2019 | US Open SF | Nadal 7-6 6-4 6-1

Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini Stats

  • Nadal won the only previous meeting between the pair
  • Nadal has won nine of his last 10 hardcourt slam semi-finals
  • Nadal is 0-4 vs top 10 players in his last four Australian Open appearances
  • Berrettini is on a 21-match winning streak vs players other than Djokovic at slams
  • Berrettini has dropped a set in four of his five matches this tournament
  • Nadal has dropped a set in his last two matches
  • Berrettini is 9-5 in tour-level semi-finals
  • Berrettini is 0-3 in semi-finals vs top 10 players

Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini Tips, Prediction & Preview

On the cusp of history, Rafael Nadal aims to return to the Australian Open final when he comes up against a confident Matteo Berrettini on Friday afternoon.

Nobody expected Nadal to be the player that would get to a record 21 majors first, but the Spaniard has an outstanding opportunity to leapfrog Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in Melbourne over the next few days.

Nadal hasn’t performed his best at the Australian Open over the last few years, but things have gone his way in 2022, with his draw opening up nicely as he avoided the likes of Alexander Zverev and Hubert Hurkacz, along Djokovic missing from this semi-final showdown.

In saying that, Nadal still hasn’t been very impressive – the 2009 champion dropped a set against Karen Khachanov, who has been quite poor for a while now, while he was struggling considerably in a five-set win over Denis Shapovalov in the quarter-finals.

That quarter-final was a fairly average level from both players and Nadal was somewhat fortunate to come away with the win, admitting he was ‘destroyed physically’ after the match.

Having lost his last four straight matches against top 10 opponents at the Australian Open, Nadal will have to lift if he is to overcome the World No. 7 on Friday.

Berrettini has well and truly established himself as a genuine top 10 player and Grand Slam title contender over the last couple of years, with the Italian set to play a third major semi-final.

Only Djokovic has been able to beat Berrettini in Grand Slam matches over the last year, with the World No. 1 getting the better of him at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open in 2021.

Berrettini had a tough finish to 2021 as he was forced to retire from the ATP Finals with injury, but it hasn’t taken long for him to find his groove again – although, he’s been involved in multiple lengthy battles so far in Melbourne.

Indeed, Berrettini has needed four sets to get past Brandon Nakashima and Stefan Kozlov and five sets to survive Carlos Alcaraz and Gael Monfils. In both those five-setters, Berrettini won the first two sets, dropped the next two and regrouped in the decider to emerge triumphant.

Nadal and Berrettini have only played once before, with the Spaniard coming away with a straight sets win in the 2019 US Open semi-final. However, Berrettini is a much better player today and is repeatedly finding ways to win in slams. Nadal didn’t look great against Shapovalov and has been eliminated when coming up against top 10 players in his last four appearances in Melbourne. Berrettini is a great price as the underdog to reach his second major final.

Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini Live Stream

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