Rafael Nadal to win in straight sets @ 1.80
Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych will be meeting for the 18th time in their careers when the two clash in the semi-finals at the Masters in Cincinnati. The Spaniard leads the H2H record 14-3.
Nadal is currently ranked as No. 3 on the ATP Ranking list. He has 48/3 win/loss record this season.
Berdych is currently ranked as No. 6 on the ATP Ranking list. He has 37/15 win/loss record this season.
Nadal defeated Becker in straight sets and Dimitrov and Federer in three sets while Berdych defeated Nieminen, Robredo and Murray all in straight sets. The Czech is playing in big form at this tournament. He has three wins over Nadal but those are back from 2005 and 2006 when Berdych won three in a row. After that it is all Nadal. Rafa has 13 consecutive wins over Berdych dropping only 2 sets in those 13 wins. I expect him to continue this impressive record against the Czech with another straight sets victory.