11 October 2019 22:43
What term do you want to search? Search with google Matteo Berrettini will struggle with Rafael Nadal's movement in their US Open semi-final. That's the view of former world No 2 Alex Corretja, with Berrettini set for his first semi-final at a Grand Slam. Rafael Nadal is a huge favourite to progress as he looks to win his 19th Major tournament. But Berrettini has been in good form and made the semi-final in New York after edging a five-set thriller against Gael Monfils in the last eight.
But Corretja believes Nadal's movement will cause the Italian issues at Flushing Meadows. "Matteo Berrettini has impressed me so much the way he has been playing," Corretja said. "He has been hitting the ball so hard from the forehand side, big serve, mixing it up very well with the backhand slice. "But I think he is going to struggle with Rafa's movement, Rafa will move faster than him. Trending The one area Matteo Berrettini will struggle against Rafael Nadal in US Open semi-final "I think Matteo will need to serve well and he will need to attack as much as he can and be aggressive." Nadal himself knows Berrettini won't be an easy game for him.
Rafael Nadal will face Matteo Berrettini in the US Open semi-final Berrettini reckoned a serve from Nadal landed long, Hawk-Eye says it landed about a foot inside. The Italian can't believe it, dramatically putting both hands to his hands in disbelief. Can't see the technology malfunctioning that much. Whistles and boos ring out from the temperamental American fans. Nadal is standing way back in his court to be able to find the counter-punch to Berrettini's assaults. Every extra ball that Nadal sends back only invites a more thundering forehand from the Italian Trailing 2-5 in the tiebreak, Nadal comfortably holds his two serves to get the tiebreak to 4-5. Berrettini again impresses with the big serve followed by the drop shot. This is proving to be an amazingly fruitful one-two combo for the Italian who keeps mixing it up. He leads 6-4 but fails to serve it out and Nadal doesn't miss out on the lapse. The Spaniard locks it up at 6-6. The tiebreak goes on.