Rafael Nadal is having a great tournament so far in Hamburg.
After losing the very first set in the opener against Verdasco, Rafa was spot on to get to the semifinal without dropping a single set anymore.
The King of Clay was at his very best in the quarters against Cuevas in the quarters to the defeat the Uruguayan 6-3 6-2 in just 72 minutes (and that’s quite fast for Rafa).
Nadal: I played doing the right things
Rafa commented “I played I think 90 per cent of the match doing the right things, doing the right shots every time and waiting for my moment. I think I created some problems for him when he was trying to hit a winner. I think I changed well the direction.”
Next vs. Seppi
Rafa will play Federer’s Australia Open conqueror (Andreas Seppi) in the final 4. Head to head is 5-1 for Rafa that commented “He’s a great player [Seppi]. 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.”