Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem
Rafael Nadal the 4th seed advanced to the semi-finals when Pablo Carreno Busta retired with an abdominal injury in the second set of their quarter-final match. Nadal had won the first set 6-2 and was 2-0 up in the second when Busta had to retire. Nadal will now face 6th seed Dominic Thiem who reached the last 4 when he beat 2nd seed and defending champion, Novak Djokovic in 3 sets. Thiem saved 2 set points in the first set of his 7-6 (5), 6-3 and 6-0 win over Djokovic.
In the head to head Nadal leads Thiem by 4-2 but it was Thiem who came out on top in straight sets when the pair met in the Rome Masters just a few weeks ago.
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Suggested Bet: Thiem (Away) Total Games – Over 16.5 at 9/10
This should be a very exciting and tense match and I think Thiem can push Nadal all the way and may even be good for an upset win. The bet I fancy though is that he gets at least 17 games in the match.