Nadal’s fight with Berettini was a clash between the Fifth and Seventh World rockets. This may indicate that the game is very even, and the single balls will determine the promotion to the final.
The 35-year-old from Majorca, ten years older than his rival, however, had a tremendous experience. After all, he has won 20 Grand Slam titles (a record shared with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic), and Roman has only played once in the final of the event – at Wimbledon last year, where he lost to Djokovic.
This difference was greater than what could be seen on Friday. Until then.
Natal is the perfect start
He still beat his opponent 2-0 on the first chance and was very comfortable controlling the course of the opening game. She was not in danger for even a moment, and he closed it with a score of 6: 3.
On Berettini’s side, no decision was made because he entered the second set and quickly gave up service. Anyway, this time he quickly missed it a second time, and Nadal’s comfort was immense. After 90 minutes, there was a board with a result of 6: 3, 6: 2, and the dominance of the Spaniards was not subject to any debate. Interestingly, the Italian had more passes, more finishers, but many more mistakes. Up to this point, he didn’t even get a chance to break.
Set number three began to change something. At first, Bertini struggled with his own service, but began to use Forehand wonderfully as well. The powerful flat feet with the line finally began to impress Natalie. Finally there were chances for a break. At 4: 3, three in a row at once. He used the second, bombing his opponent again with the forehand and ending with this stroke. Closing the set is just a ritual. Bertini came back into the game, and he was more than excited for the final.
Set number four has been going through volunteering for a long time. Both performed perfectly well, sending back aces and not giving the opponent a point in their own games. Everything seemed to be heading towards the tie-break.
Nadal lifted a gear in the eighth game, however. He was able to get the tense end of the set, in which Berettini’s hand began to tremble. Yes, he did a great job at the first break, but the second time he once again broke the important forehand in the game.
He still had a breakout and new balls at his disposal, all for stamping out a promotion. It worked without big veins.
He will still play the best pair for Sunday’s Grand Slam title with Daniel Medvedev – Stefanos Tsitsipas. Semi-final with participation of Russian and Greece from 9.30 on Eurosport 1 and Player.
Australian Open semifinal results:
Rafael Nadal – Matteo Pertini 6: 3, 6: 2, 3: 6, 6: 3
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