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Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini preview, predictions & live information

Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini preview, predictions & live information

Let us come to some predictions as well as preview of experts about the clash between Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini in the 2019 US Open men's singles semi-final.

Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini match information:

Time: September 7th 2019, 04:00 (GMT+8)

Surface: Hardcourt outdoor

Competition: 2019 US Open men's singles semi-final

Second seed Rafael Nadal passed Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in the latest match of the quarterfinals on 4/9 evening.

At Arthur Ashe Stadium, Nadal entered the match excitedly before his opponent had lost all seven matches before, including one at the US Open in 2015.

In the two-hour and 46-minute match, Nadal won seven games to help the ball, scoring 35 winner points, including five acees and 39 self-defeating errors, while Schwartzman had 26 points and 37 similar errors, respectively.

Nadal opens with a perfectly delivered game without losing a single point. His extremely heavy forehands left Schwartzman only to make mistakes or return weakly as giving a good opportunity to the opponent. Nadal quickly led 4-0 after winning the first two games of the ball.

However, the moments of instability that followed made the three-time US Open champion Schwartzman won two games to equalize 4-4. At the time of the hinge, not overcome stress psychology, No. 20 seed handle less shrewd and made quite a lot of errors. Not missing the chance, Nadal closed the first set of victories after three consecutive backhand shots from Schwartzman.

The scenario of the first set of two games is similar. Nadal won two games to catch the ball to lead 5-1, before losing two games to Schwartzman and fell into a 5-5 draw.

Proactively pulling Schwartzman into the durable ball, the world's number two finally got what he wanted. After a double mistake and a forehand hit, the Argentine lost another game. Nadal finishes the match set at the chance of having a third set-point and takes a big advantage before entering the next set. In this set, he has 17 winner points, equal to the number of mistakes himself, and marginally more than the opponent's five points and six errors respectively.

In the deciding set, Nadal still maintained a durable ball strategy and occasionally unexpectedly launched a powerful forehand hit the end of the field, making the opponent unable to keep up. The Spanish tennis player has to ask a doctor to take care of his left arm twice after the second and third games. Winning the last two games of the ball, Nadal ended the match after a Schwartzman goal. In the final set, he lost only one serve and did not face any break-points.

Nadal's next semifinal opponent is Matteo Berrettini (23), who beat Gael Monfils 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5) after Miss four match-points in the fifth set and decide the match in the tie-break series. That victory helped Berrettini to reach the Grand Slam semi-finals for the first time and become the first Italian to reach the US Open semi-finals after 42 years, since Corrado Barazzutti in 1977.

It will be the first meeting between Nadal and Matteo Berrettini. The remaining semi-final will be a confrontation between fifth seed Daniil Medvedev and Grigor Dimitrov - Bulgarian player unexpectedly eliminated Roger Federer after five sets in the quarterfinals.

Match predictions: Rafael Nadal wins after 4 sets