US Open men’s semi-final: Rafael Nadal v Matteo Berrettini – live!

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*Nadal 4-3 Berrettini (* denotes server)

Rafa offers a little bit of hope for Matteo as he double faults to make it 30-30. The Italian then goes for broke as he attacks a good forehand from Nadal and – predictably – it goes into the net. Still, his best chance of winning here is taking a few risks. Nadal holds but Berrettini is holding his own so far and shows few signs of fatigue.

Nadal 3-3 Berrettini* (* denotes server)

Berrettini’s backhand is 594 times better than yours. But against Rafa Nadal? It’s not causing much trouble. He flops one right into Nadal’s feet and it’s promptly slammed back to make it 15-15. That dropshot is back again though and it’s successful again as we go to 30-15. It spurs the Italian on to take the game in his best hold of the match so far.

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Written by Tom Lutz
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US Open men’s semi-final: Rafael Nadal v Matteo Berrettini – live!

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