Tsitsipas vs Nadal (By: Iniestaone)

Semifinal match from ATP Rome between Tsitsipas (#7) and Nadal (#2)

I truly did not expect Stef to be a 4.00 underdog here, I was expecting perhaps right under 3 times the money but 4.00 is just way too high. That means we get great odds for him to take a set from this match.

So, Tsitsipas has defeated Sinner and Fognini in his two matches in Rome while he advanced to the semis after Federer withdrew. Great news for Stef as his match against Fognini yesterday ended very late and he has now had the entire Friday to rest and prepare for the semis.

Nadal has cruised to the semis in Rome by defeating Chardy, Basilashvili and Verdasco very comfortably. If his clay court season in 2019 is to be used to predict the semis tomorrow then we can assume that he will not have as good of a match. He was knocked out of Madrid, Monte Carlo and Barcelona in the semis after putting in huge early performances in at least two of the tournaments.

I've went against Nadal a few times this season without much success but I really feel like Stef should have a bigger chance than 2.25 suggests to take a set here, he beat Nadal in the Madrid semis a week ago and this should at the very least be a close match. He has the hard shots to hit past Rafa and he has the baseline consistency to keep up in the rallies and he showed exactly that in Madrid. Plus the pressure of winning a title is obviously not doing Nadal any good.

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Tsitsipas vs Nadal predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Tsitsipas +1.5 sets Pinnacle 2.25 8 0-2 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Tsitsipas vs Nadal betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).
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Comments (5)
Mario
Excellent preview mate.
05/17/2019 - 19:48
iniestaone
Thanks!
05/17/2019 - 21:02
Aderai
nadal will have his revenge. easy nadal 2-0
05/17/2019 - 22:23
Mayanja
I respect your predictions and previews when it comes to tennis. You at least give people enough to make an informed decision.
Burbank just thinking Nadal may want revenge and this might be an easier game than usual
05/18/2019 - 13:57
JordanP
Thanks for yesterday’s Schwartzman/Nish tip mate!
05/18/2019 - 15:00
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