Madrid Masters Semi-Finals: Nadal to Ease Past Tsitsipas

João Mourato

Friday, May 10, 2019 11:51 PM UTC

Friday, May. 10, 2019 11:51 PM UTC

Join us while we go through the best value bets for this Saturday’s action at the Mutua Madrid Open semi-finals.

<p><strong>Stefanos Tsitsipas (8) vs. Rafael Nadal (2)</strong></p><p><strong>Saturday, May 11, Madrid</strong></p><p>Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his quest for a maiden ATP Masters 1000 title on Friday with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over No.3 seed Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open. The 20-year-old played the pressure points better, saving three break points at 1-1 in the third set and breaking Zverev in the next game to extend his winning streak to seven matches. Tsitsipas is looking to reach his second Masters 1000 final this week after his sensational run at the Rogers Cup in 2018.</p><p>The Greek superstar will face <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/tennis/rafael-nadal-tennis-player-profile/89835/" target="_blank" title="Rafael Nadal: Tennis Player Profile">Rafael Nadal</a> in the semi-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open. The five-time champion produced a dominant display to beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-2 in just 68 minutes and book his place in the final four in Madrid for the for the 11th time in his career. Nadal lost just seven points on serve and did not face a single break point in the entire match. On the other hand, the 32-year-old Spaniard broke serve four times and won 55.56% of the points played on Wawrinka’s serve.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Simply brilliant from 🇪🇸 &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/RafaelNadal?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@RafaelNadal&lt;/a&gt;! 👏&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;He sprints past Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-2. | &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/MMOPEN?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#MMOPEN&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/Bg58FT0443\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/Bg58FT0443&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/ATP_Tour/status/1126959034509221889?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;10 de maio de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>These two players will face each other for the fourth time in their careers. Nadal leads 3-0 in their head-to-head with Tsitsipas still looking to win a set against the Spaniard.</p><p>The bookmakers are well aware of Nadal’s dominance over the Greek with the No.2 seed as the heavy favourite to win this match at 7/50 (1.14) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 &amp; Start Playing Today!">Bet365</a>. Despite Stefanos’ outstanding results in recent weeks, it’s impossible to go against Nadal after his performance in the quarter-finals. Adding to this, the Spaniard has always been a terrible match-up for one-handed backhand players on clay. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Nadal’s -1.5 Set Handicap to your <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> at 57/100 (1.57) with <a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&amp;a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Pinnacle</a> as the best value bet for this contest.</p>
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