The semi-finals of the ATP Vienna Open 2019 will be on Saturday October 26th, and below you can get the preview of Dominic Thiem v Matteo Berrettini & Gael Monfils v Diego Schwartzman along with tips and predictions below.Get the best odds for the ATP Kremlin Cup 2019 with 888Sport here.
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Dominic Thiem v Matteo Berrettini Predictions & Preview
Matteo Berrettini and Dominic Thiem meet in the semi-finals of the ATP 500 in Vienna, which will be their third career meeting. While Thiem won their encounter at the 2018 French Open, the young Italian scored a convincing win in the quarterfinals of the ATP 1000 Masters in Shanghai earlier this month.
It has been a breakthrough year for Berrettini, who regardless of how much further he goes in this tournament, will enter the top 10 of the ATP rankings for the first time in his career. Winner of two ATP 250 titles this year, runner-up at another, and semi-finalist at the US Open and the ATP Masters 1000 in Shanghai, the young Italian is currently eighth in the race to qualify for the ATP Tour Finals next month in London. Berrettini continued his good form this week, with a closely fought win against Russian Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals.
Austrian Dominic Thiem, who has never won the ATP 500 in his home country will be looking for a title run here this week. It has been a somewhat mixed year for the top seed, who won his first ATP Masters 1000 at Indian Wells and had a good run during the clay court season, being a finalist at the French Open and winning the ATP 500 at Barcelona. However, a dip in form saw him lose early at both Wimbledon and the US Open. But, the Austrian has come back since, winning the China Open in Beijing and securing his spot at the ATP Tour Finals in London next month. He was also a quarterfinalist at the Shanghai Masters 1000 earlier this month, and looked convincing in wins against veterans Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Fernando Verdasco earlier this week.
A close encounter ahead of us; expect Thiem buoyed on by the home crowd, to win in three sets.
Gael Monfils v Diego Schwartzman Predictions & Preview
In the second semi-final at the ATP 500 in Vienna, Frenchman Gael Monfils plays Argentine Diego Schwartzman. The players have met three times before, with Monfils leading the head-to-head 2-1. While they met twice last year at Antwerp and Rio and traded results, their five set duel at Roland Garros in 2015 will be remembered for how Monfils came back down two sets to one, to win in a fifth.
While it has been a good year for Monfils, winning the ATP 500 title at Rotterdam and making the quarterfinals at the USOpen among other results, his season has lost its tailwind in recent weeks. The Frenchman is looking for a strong run here and next week in Paris, as with a few other results going in his favor, he may still have an outside chance of qualifying for the ATP Tour finals in London next month. He has looked more like himself this week with every passing match.
Argentine Diego Schwartzman had a good run in the last two seasons, and while this current year may not have been as promising, he has done well to maintain a steady ranking in the top 15 in the world, as well as make the quarter-finals of the US Open. Schwartzman looked in good touch this week with a straight sets win against Pierre- Hugues Herbert, following by a nail-biter against Sam Querrey and then a convincing straight sets win against Karen Khachanov, who gets ready to defend his Paris Masters 1000 title next week.
Another exciting battle between two players with relentless energy and scintillating groundstrokes; Monfils to pull through to the final in a three-setter.