Nadal vs Ruth Buoli, Dimitrov vs Cressy – Tennis Sports

Following a no-vote win in the quarter-finals, Rafael Nadal will resume his career on Saturday when he will face Emil Ruusuvuoli in the semi-finals of Melbourne. Grigor Dimitrov and Maxime Cressy are also aiming for a title match.

(1) Rafael Nadal vs. Emil Ruusuvuori

After playing only one match, Nadal has advanced to the semi-finals of the Melbourne Somerset. The 35-year-old Spaniard won the first round buy as a top seed and also won a quarter-final walkover from Tallon Grieks Paul. Meanwhile, Nadal launched the 2022 campaign on Thursday, beating Ricarda Suberankis 6-2, 7-5. Fortunately, the sixth-ranked man in the world practiced a doubles match with Haumemunal on Tuesday, in addition to a singles contest at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi last month.

Rafael Nadal

The walkover may not be ideal, but if nothing else, Nadal will rest well at least for Saturday’s confrontation with Ruth Buoli. The 22-year-old Finn won a late alternative spot in Melbourne’s main draw, beating Sebastian Baez, Jordan Thompson and Alex Morchan to get the most out of it. The bad news for Ruusuvuori is that he has never faced Nadal (or any other Big 3 player). Therefore, this will be one of the toughest tests in his career. World No. 95 can be relatively competitive, but the expected result is a straight set Nadal.

Pick: Nadal loses 8-10 games in 2 games

(3) Grigor Dimitrov vs. (Q) Maxime Cressy

Dimitrov and Cressy will also face each other for the first time in their career on Saturday. It would be a terrible understatement to say that both guys have endured huge horrors along the way in Melbourne. Beautic van de Zandshulp played 5-3 in the third set against Dimitrov on Friday night, leading 40-15, with a Bulgarian storm 6-7 (5), 6- I won 0, 7-5. .. In Cressy’s second round of the US match against Reilly Opelka, he dragged in the set, saved breakpoints in the second four different games, and fought another breakpoint in the third 3-4, 4- Continue the tiebreaker before winning 6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (9).

Fortunately for Cressy, he saved energy by defeating Jaume Munar on Friday in impressive 7-6 (3), 6-4 ways. Dimitrov needed three sets in each match so far (even against Round 2 Fakund Bagnis). If this is another close match, Clesie’s serve gives him an advantage in a moment of pressure.

Pick: 3 Cressy

– Tennis Sports

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