Rafael Nadal will play Andreas Seppi on Saturday afternoon after the Italian was given a walkover into the final four when Simone Bolelli withdrew due to gastroenteritis.
Rafa and Andreas have played each other six times.
The Italian trails Rafa 5-1 in career clashes (3-0 on clay) with his only win coming in 2008 in Rotterdam.
Date: August 1, 2015
Rafa talks about Seppi: “He’s a great player. He’s a very consistent player that has very, very solid shots from the baseline and changing very well the direction. I will try to let him play not comfortable and let’s see if I’m able to do that.”
- Rafa has a 14-2 record in Hamburg.
- He has reached the QF or better nine times this year, including capturing titles in Buenos Aires (d. Monaco) and Stuttgart (d. Troicki) – his first grass-court title since 2010 Wimbledon.
- Looking to reach his 96th career ATP World Tour final (66-29 record) and 55th on clay (46-8 mark).
- Trying to win an ATP World Tour European clay title for 12th straight year (since 2004).
|Year||Tournament & City||Surface||Round||Winner & Score|
|2014||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
6-1, 6-3 Estadísticas
|2009||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati
7-6(4), 7-6(3) Estadísticas
|2009||ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
6-2, 6-3 Estadísticas
3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Estadísticas
|2006||ESP v. ITA WG PO
6-0, 6-4, 6-3
|2005||ITA vs. ESP WG PO
Torre Del Greco, Ita
6-1, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!