Super RafaRafa demolishes the Belgian in two sets and cents the 400th victory on earth. Tomorrow the 19 year old Greek in the first final in his career after beating Carreno-Busta. Women: final Parmentier-Hercog in Istanbul. In Stuttgart final Pliskova-Vandeweghe. Crazy. Rafa Nadal is simply devastating: we are 44 sets won in a row on the red clay. And tomorrow will play the final of the Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, (prize money of € 2,510,900) in Barcelona, to triumph for the eleventh time in his career, just as he has just done in Monaco. The No. 1 in the world has destroyed the Belgian David Goffin in a match that began with the break of the Belgian, who had started so from 2-0. But once the rival was disrupted, from the 4-4 of the first set Nadal hit his opponent putting in line the beauty of eight consecutive games closing the practice with a score of 6-4 6-0 after an hour and 22 minutes. Goffin desperately struggled in the sixth game of the second fraction, canceling two match points and wasting three balls for 1-5 before resigning. With this victory Nadal gets to 400 victories on earth: a club that already includes the Argentine Gillermo Vilas (659 victories), the Spaniard Manuel Orantes (502) and the Austrian Thomas Muster (422). And tomorrow he will play to make the history of Barcelona.
Rafa Nadal will see her with a wild champion: Stefanos Tsitsipas, who does not stop anymore. The 19 year old Greek, number 63 of the world, wins a place in the final for the first time in his career. After eliminating Dominic Thiem in the quarter finals, he surprised Pablo Carreno Busta, fifth seeded, with a score of 7-5 6-3. So far the best result in the young Greek's career was the Antwerp semifinal, played in October. Now the biggest challenge possible.Follow the best odds for soccer predictions.
- Pliskova-Vandeweghe is the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the WTA Premier tournament with a prize pool of 816,000 dollars on indoor red earth in Stuttgart, Germany. The US CoCo Vandeweghe, number 16 in the world, beat the French Caroline Garcia, number 7 in the world and 3 on the scoreboard, with a score of 6-4 6-2 in an hour and 14 minutes. Vandeweghe, back from the success on the Romanian Simona Halep, number 1 in the world, will face tomorrow the number 6 WTA, the Czech Karolina Pliskova, who was right in the semi-final of the Anett Kontaveit with the same score (6-4 6-2 ) in an hour and 6 minutes.
In the BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup TEB (Tur, 205,000 euros, red soil) the first finalist is the Slovenian Polona Hercog, who easily passed the Greek Maria Sakkari 6-4 6-2 in an hour and 30 minutes in the semi-finals . The Hercog will challenge in the final the French Pauline Parmentier, who beaten the Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu (No. 7 of the scoreboard) in an hour and 49 minutes with a score of 6-3 6-4. For Parmentier, facilitated in the quarterfinals by the withdrawal of Wozniacki, will be the third final in his career (both won, in Tashkent 2007 and Bad Gastein 2008). At the fifth final the Hercog: so far the budget is two wins (Bastad 2011 and 2012) and two losses (Acapulco 2010 and Palermo 2011).