Darko – Single
Date: 24.01.2019 — Time: 09:30
ATP – Singles: Australian Open (Australia), hard
Tsitsipas S. vs Nadal R.
Tip: Nadal R. (-5,5 AH) — Odd: 1,72
FT: 6:2 6:4 6:0 (WON) (WON) (WON)
Semi-finals of Australian Open. Match between Tsitsipas and Nadal. In my opinion it will be a finals between Djokovic and Nadal and I expect both of them to have easy games in the semis. Here, simply the quality, experience is on the side of Nadal, the line is ok and I believe that he will win by 6 or more games difference.
Tsitsipas is on 15 place on ATP. One young, talented player who made a great result so far, but I think that he is not able for another surprise here. Just to mention that in previous rounds, he won against Barrettini 3-1, Troicki 3-1, Basilashvili 3-1, Federer 3-1 and Bautista 3-1. Like we can see all his victories were with 3-1 and they made one big surpirse with a win against Federer. Anyway, here the match will be much much tougher. It is much easier for this young, good players to play against Federer against his style, but against Nadal (or Djokovic) is much tougher.
Nadal is second on ATP. In previous rounds he won against Duckworth 3-0, Ebden 3-0, De Minaur 3-0, Berdych 3-0 and Tiafoe 3-0. All matches were pretty easy for him, even that against Berdych and Tiafoe (who is with similar quality like Tsitsipas).
They played 2 times in 2018:
In Barcelona (clay): Nadal vs Tsitsipas 6:2 6:1
In Toronto (hard): Nadal vs Tsitsipas 6:2 7:6
Here it is for expectation another win for Nadal in 3 sets. Even if Tsitsipas somehow succeed to take one set that will be in tie-break or in one close set. But, on the other side I expect Nadal to win at least 2 sets pretty easy (6:3 6:2 or something similar). All in all, I believe that Nadal will win by 6 or more games difference. Good luck !
Published: 23.01.2019, 14:08 CET