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Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini 1/28/22 - Australian Open Men Singles Picks & Predictions

Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini Odds & Info

Game Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini
Date & Time Friday January 28, 2022, 3:30 AM (EST)
Location
Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia
TV Channel
ESPN

Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has made it into the semifinals at the 2022 ATP Australian Open in Melbourne. Nadal will now play against Matteo Berrettini from Italy for a spot in the final. 

Matteo Berrettini enters this match having defeated Gael Monfils in 5 sets in the previous round of the tournament. It was a huge performance by Matteo Berrettini as it was a close contest but the Italian superstar was able to perform at his peak during the key moments which allowed him to run away with the victory. During the win, Matteo Berrettini impressed with his serving as he won close to 90% of his service games. This is expected to be another challenging match for Matteo Berrettini as he is playing against a legendary player in Rafael Nadal. 

Looking at Rafa, the Spaniard enters this match following a win over Denis Shapovalov in 5 sets in the previous round of the tournament. It was a close match with Nadal winning the 1st, 2nd and 5th sets. During the win, Rafael Nadal served exceptionally well as he only lost 2 service games in the entire match. Nadal is an elite player and he knows what it takes to win big tournaments but this tournament will get more and more challenging for the Spaniard as his fitness starts to get tested. Nadal turns 36 this season and it will be interesting to witness if he still has the endurance to win big tournaments like the Australian Open. 

Matteo Berrettini and Rafael Nadal have played each other once in the past with Rafael Nadal winning that match. The match was played in 2018 at the US Open with Nadal winning in straight sets. 

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Rafael Nadal

Taking everything into consideration, we are going to pick Rafael Nadal to win this match. Nadal is the stronger player and we still think he has what it takes to beat the big tournaments. This should be a close match with Rafa winning in 4 sets. 

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